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Tyson Fury's Clash With Deontay Wilder In February Could Be Postponed Because Of Gypsy King's Deep Cuts

Tyson Fury's Clash With Deontay Wilder In February Could Be Postponed Because Of Gypsy King's Deep Cuts

Tyson Fury's rematch against Deontay Wilder could be postponed and rearranged after he sustained deep cuts above his eye on Saturday night.

The 31-year-old suffered a nasty gash above his right eye during his points win over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas.

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Fury had been due to step into the ring against with Wilder on February 22 in an eagerly-awaited rematch from their thrilling draw in 2018.

Tyson Fury's face was a bloody mess during his win against Otto Wallin
Tyson Fury's face was a bloody mess during his win against Otto Wallin

But that fight might now have to be rescheduled given there are only six months for his cut to heal and possible plastic surgery as well.

Frank Warren admitted on BBC 5 Live: "If it doesn't heal well the fight may have to be pushed back.

"Hopefully that will not be the case. It depends how it heals. If it's OK it won't be a problem.

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"It's not just the fight, it's the training and sparring. He has to be 100% right."

Fury battled on after an accidental clash of heads in the third round split his eyebrow wide open.

And the 31-year-old picked up another gash in the same region which appeared to be from a legal punch from the Swede.

He went on to win by unanimous points decision in an ugly victory in more ways than one.

The Gypsy King said in his post-match interview that Wilder was next up on February 22 for their WBC heavyweight title rematch.

Tyson Fury could need plastic surgery to help heal his deep cuts
Tyson Fury could need plastic surgery to help heal his deep cuts

Fury and Wilder fought to a controversial and dramatic draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in December 2018.

They had a rematch provisionally booked in for next February, but that looks to be in jeopardy now.

Speaking on the 'BBC 5 Live Boxing' podcast, Steve Bunce said: "If the cuts require some plastic surgery that's a good couple of months of doing absolutely nothing.

"February 22 requires that you're in training camp in early December and we're already in the middle of September.

"It's quite thin lines plus a fight like this will take a big man like Tyson Fury an awful long time to let his body recover.

"He's not going to be dancing any fun Mexican jigs tonight and when he wakes up in the morning he's going to be as stiff as a board. Lord knows how many stitches they would've inserted in his eye."

Tyson Fury beat Otto Wallin on points at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night
Tyson Fury beat Otto Wallin on points at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night

Bunce added: "Those were deep, horrible, nasty wounds.

"There was a point in round nine or 10 when the blood was pumping out. It wasn't dripping down his face, it was forcing out.

"The corner man had a heck of a job to stop that cut. That wasn't a little nick that you can stop after a round.

"That cut was a relentless job for the corner to control and contain. It was getting to Tyson and annoying him and affected his vision."

Topics: Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible

 

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