Tyson Fury was very lucky to avoid a shock defeat against Otto Wallin after suffering a terrible injury that could jeopardize a duel against world champion WBC Heavyweight Deontay Wilder. Fury who suffered a terrible wound on his right eyebrow was still lucky the duel was not stopped and can complete the duel with an absolute victory.
Well, the fierce duel continues to be debated by many parties after seeing Fury’s wounds that continue to shed fresh blood from round 3 to round 12 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, last Saturday (9/14). A boxing observer argues that the duel should be stopped if he sees a terrible wound with blood flowing which makes Fury’s vision disturbed.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn called Fury lucky not to lose because referee Tony Weeks did not stop the fight. The referee considered the injury was due to Wallin’s blow. Not because of the impact of the head or header when a duel. However, the Matchroom Boxing boss questioned whether the former British Heavyweight world champion was able to make a quick recovery before facing Wilder planned to be held on February 2020.
“I have not seen him (fighting), because I was on the plane, but after landing and checking “My social media and saw the duel score and the wound,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “My first thought, Fury was really lucky he was not inferior to the wound,” he said.
According to Hearn, Fury benefited from the referee’s decision not to stop the duel. In fact, the injury suffered by Fury is very dangerous. “I think in other countries in the world, they will stop the fight. I just think against the challenger sometimes you don’t get the motivation to do it and obviously he doesn’t show the best but he is actually injured and I think you will be able to see he can do better against Wilder and things like that, “Hearn explained.
Hearn didn’t know how long it would take Fury to heal the wounds in his eyes. The reason is, the wound is quite long and gaping. “I don’t know how long he will rest. I don’t think he will be ready for his fight in February but I don’t think Wilder will be ready for the February battle. So, maybe it will benefit them. I expect Tyson Fury to be different when fighting against Wilder if the rematch happens, “he hoped. Hearn also hopes that the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder’s duel can fight his fighter Anthony Joshua in the future. On the other hand, Joshua also had a duel against Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBA, WBO, IBF, and WBO Heavyweight championship belts on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
“I hope Wilder-Fury happens – it’s a fierce battle in this division. Two great boxers and I hope AJ can do the best in Saudi Arabia and can fight with the winner of both but for now all the talk about the future battle plan is still far away Just focus on Andy Ruiz Jr. “