Lineal Champ Tyson Fury had a harder contest than many expected against then-undefeated Otto Wallin Saturday night in Las Vegas but is in good spirits after the affair.
Fury won by unanimous decision against Wallin but in the process suffered a nasty cut above his right eye from a solid left thrown by Wallin. The injury was so bad that Dan Rafael of ESPN reported that Fury skipped the post-fight conferences and headed straight to the hospital to get it treated.
Fury not coming to press conference. Sent to hospital because of the cuts. https://t.co/DUwi1TMvPn
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 15, 2019
On Sunday speaking with BBC Sport, Fury played the injury off as part of the sport of boxing.
“Listen, I’m all right. It’s boxing. You can’t go swimming and not get wet. It’s the fight game,” Fury told BBC Sport.
Fury from there explained his night after the fight since he was unable to give any quotes to the post-fight press conference.
“I went to the hospital, had a few stitches, went home and had an early night,” Fury said. “Then I’ve got up, gone to the casino, won five grand, had a few beers and now I’m going to have a few more beers.”
The few stitches the Gypsy King received for his battle on Saturday night against Wallin was to repair two cuts that happened in the clash.
The cuts will lead to having to take time off to heal and will hopefully lead to his next contest in the ring against WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in their rematch slated for February 2020. Whenever that next match takes place, Fury says he’ll be ready for it.
“I’m ready for war. I think it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with both the cuts,” Fury told BBC Sport.
It’s great to know that Fury didn’t only win in the ring but outside of it as well at the casino.