"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."
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has revealed what he did after suffering two severe cuts around the right eye in his points victory over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Tyson Fury, a 31-year-old British sportsman, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to knock out the unbeaten Swede but a Wallin punch inflicted a deep wound above Fury’s right eye in the third round.
The wound that caused blood to flow had to be regularly checked by the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena, BBC Sport reported.
When the referee and match officials began to become increasingly concerned Tyson Fury upped the pace and tried to land heavy, destructive shots. The former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and heavyweight world champion had Wallin swaying in the ninth but was unable to land a knockout blow. In the 11th, a hard right hand had Wallin on the ropes but Fury did not have it n him to knock him out. He did enough to record a unanimous 116–112 117–111 118–110 points win.
“It was a great fight,” Fury said. “I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight. For the majority, I could not see out of the eye, then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.”
Fury revealed what happened to him after the fight as he left Las Vegas for a flight back to the UK.
“I went to the hospital, had a few stitches, went home and had an early night,” he 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.”
With his swollen and stitched eye hidden behind sunglasses, Fury did stop for photographs with fans at McCarran International Airport. He said he had “just over 40 stitches”.
The extent of the injury prompted boxing fight promoter Frank Warren to say a proposed 22 February rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder could be delayed.