Tyson Fury was forced to overcome some adversity before his hand was raised against Otto Wallin in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.
After one of the most memorable walkouts you’ll see this year, Tyson well and truly found himself in a fight as he had to work hard to avoid being on the receiving end of one of the biggest upsets of all-time.
Tyson Fury's Walk Out. pic.twitter.com/ovCV6MmSa3
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) September 15, 2019
Wallin, against all odds, was able to open up a pretty considerable cut above the eye of Tyson Fury early on – forcing the favourite to fight with a level of intensity that saw him leave his usual theatrics to one side for the most part.
If there were doubts among those in the T-Mobile Arena that they were going to get their money’s worth – the change in mood within the venue upon seeing Fury’s urgency would have for sure put those fears to bed.
After regaining control and dominating the fading Wallin through the help of some vicious body-shots for the majority of the fight – defending his vulnerable cut all the while – in the final round, the underdog was able to rock his man, sending those watching into hysterics as the prospect of seeing another massive heavyweight boxing upset became possible in the space of a moment.
The scorecards read like a comfortable victory for the lineal champion – with 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110 cards turned in by the judges but all in all, the fight saw Fury pushed to his very limits at times.
Post-fight shots of Fury’s cut showed the exact extent of the damage done by the formerly-undefeated Wallin.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) September 15, 2019
Speaking directly after the fight, The Gypsy King called for his next outing to be a rematch against Deontay Wilder – a fight that would serve as a sequel to their 2018 classic.
“Deontay Wilder, I want you next bum! All preparation is good.
“This is me fourth fight back and got me in good preparation for the big boy, the ole ‘Bronze Bomber,’ the big dosser.”
— ESPN (@espn) September 15, 2019