Otto Wallin Called A ‘Cheat’ By Outraged Fans After Raking Tyson Fury's Cut After The Bell
Otto Wallin has been called out by furious boxing fans for a cheeky swipe he took at Tyson Fury's open cut in their heavyweight bout.
The little-known Swede caused an early scare for Fury when he cut his opponent open in the third round on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
But fans spotted the exact moment where the previously undefeated Wallin raked the Brit superstar's cut after the bell.
Referee Tony Weeks separated the two fighters, but a visibly angry Fury called out his opponent for his quick swipe at his cut.
Wallin just tried to make the cut even worse on Tyson Fury. #FuryWallin pic.twitter.com/ijS0H9kmhD
- Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) September 15, 2019
dirty af boxing #FuryvsWallin #furywallin pic.twitter.com/ZlaX67xtYC
- Steve (@SteveKMMA) September 15, 2019
And fans have flocked to social media to vent their frustration, with some fight fans branding Wallin a 'cheat.'
Twitter user @carajo_bielsa said: "Really good fight, Rocky esc! Paw aside at the end of the round, all credit to Wallin."
And user @GiovaniBell2 posted: "The eye poke was incredibly dirty & he definitely should've been deducted a point."
A third, @DaMagicianBeats, argued: "Wallin trying to cheat his way in. That needs to be a point."
While @joshie_poop added: "Usually, I'm not happy someone lost in any contest, but when stuff like this happens I take so much joy in their shortcomings."
Wallin was definitely more formidable than Schwarz but IMO I don't think he would've lasted all 12 rounds if it wasn't for the cut. The eye poke was incredibly dirty & he definitely should've been deducted a point but whatever I can't wait for #WilderVsFury2
- Giovani Bell (@GiovaniBell2) September 15, 2019
Wallin trying to cheat his way in. That needs to be a point #FuryWallin
- Marcel-DM (@DaMagicianBeats) September 15, 2019
The 31-year-old 'Gypsy King' continued to fight on with his injury and secured a hard-fought win against Wallin.
But Fury's father, John, brutally slated his son's corner team and called for them to be sacked, which has swiftly prompted a response from trainer Ben Davison.
Unified champ Andy Ruiz Jr has also called out Fury after his performance against Wallin.
The undefeated Brit paid tribute to Wallin after the fight and took aim at fierce rival Deontay Wilder, who he is eyeing up for a rematch in early 2020.
"I know Otto's father [who died earlier this year] would be very proud of his son," Fury told BT Sport.
"It was a great fight, 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.
"A good 12 rounds, he was tough. Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum.
"That's my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd.
"Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family.
"It's all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0 didn't know how to lose, but I was the better man."
"Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum!" :triumph:
Tyson Fury is gagging for the rematch...
And so is everybody else! :punch: #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/yQmHUtnLNn
- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) September 15, 2019
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