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Eddie Hearn Believes Tyson Fury Was 'Very Lucky' To Avoid A Shock Loss To Otto Wallin

Eddie Hearn Believes Tyson Fury Was 'Very Lucky' To Avoid A Shock Loss To Otto Wallin

Eddie Hearn claims that Tyson Fury was "lucky" to avoid a shock first professional defeat at the hands of Otto Wallin.

The 'Gypsy King,' 31, suffered a nasty cut in the third round of his bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last week and eventually picked up a unanimous points victory.

But Matchroom boss Hearn, 40, was far from impressed with Fury's performance and was adamant that luck was on his side.

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He told iFL TV: "[He was] lucky. No [I didn't watch it]. I was flying back from LA. So, I landed and I put it on Twitter and obviously I was like, 'Woah.'

"[Fury was] very lucky to not have his first L.

"That cut would have been stopped probably anywhere else in the world and he would have lost the fight."

Fury received over 40 stitches to fix the damage caused by Wallin and it has cast doubts if he'll be ready in time for a rematch with Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

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While the superstar Brit recently admitted that he was ready for "war" with the WBC champ, Hearn remained sceptical about him recovering in time for the rematch.

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"I just think it's another example may be of a fighter who's not motivated -- I won't say not motivated, but I don't think he really wanted to fight Otto Wallin," he explained.

"It's good, [he's] making his money, supposed to be an easy fight, but I just think it was a below-par performance.

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"Horrific cut, I don't know how long he's out for, guessing until next March, April, something like that.

"[Someone] put on a s****y fight, someone underperformed, someone got lucky with a cut and it ended up being a decent fight."

Fury's trainer, Ben Davison, defended the undefeated Brit's performance after John Fury said that it was the "worst I've seen from Tyson."

WBC champ Wilder, 33, is expected to rematch Cuban star Luis Ortiz in November.

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Will Fury be ready in time for the rematch?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Otto Wallin, Gypsy King, Eddie Hearn, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA, US

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Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: adnan.riaz@ladbiblegroup.com