Tyson Fury with an almost blind eye, defeats Otto Wallin in 12 rounds
British Heavyweight, Tyson Fury, despite being blind in one eye for a majority of the match, held his own, and took down the undefeated Swedish fighter, Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night.
The undefeated Fury, standing at 6ft9, won the 12-round bout against Otto Wallin, 6ft5, in a unanimous decision and with the victory, Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout, setting up a mouth watering multi-million dollar rematch fight with Deontay Wilder next.
According to the three judges, Tyson Fury won 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110
“It was a great fight … For a majority of the fight I couldn’t see out of my left eye,” Fury said to ESPN after the fight.
“That was just what I needed, I will get the eye stitched up and come back ten times stronger. I had one eye from the third round.
“There was no sense of panic, I am a Gypsy warrior. Just congratulations to Otto Wallin.
“I enjoyed feeling a bit of blood spilling into my mouth. Now lets just get Deontay Wilder on February 22.”
Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”
Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.