Tuesday 22 October 2019

Fury bout not in doubt - Warren

Tyson Fury. Photo: PA
Tyson Fury. Photo: PA

Tyson Fury's February rematch with World Boxing Council champion Deontay Wilder is not in jeopardy despite the deep double-cut sustained here in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Fury was forced to scrap his way to a gory unanimous points decision over the previously undefeated Otto Wallin after suffering the dual wounds around his right eye in only the third round of their encounter at the T-Mobile Arena.

The initial fear was that the severity of the cut would put serious doubts over the scheduled rematch with Wilder, which has been slated for February 22.

Cuts of that nature can often require internal and external stitching as well as plastic surgery and laser treatment, which would mean the fight and training camp would come too soon.

But promoter Frank Warren said he had already checked with a medical specialist about the potential timeframe and that he was not expecting a delay.


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