Tyson Fury has revealed he had 47 stitches, “won five grand” at the casino and is “ready for war” with Deontay Wilder after his points victory over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The Gypsy King needed 47 stitches to a brutal gash above his right eye sustained in the third round but that didn’t stop him having a “few beers” after the fight. Fury claimed he could barely see out of the eye for most of the fight but still battled through to grind out the win.
And walking through Las Vegas airport as he headed back to Britain, despite wearing sunglasses to hide the wound, Fury was in good spirits.
The heavyweight told waiting journalists about his post-match antics before laying down the gauntlet to Wilder: “I went to the hospital, had a few stitches, went home and had an early night. Then I’ve got up, gone to the casino, won five grand, had a few beers and now I’m going to have a few more beers.”
And asked about a potential delay to the Wilder rematch – currently scheduled for February 22 – Fury reacted in bullish fashion.
He said: “I’m ready for war. I think it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with both the cuts. Listen I’m all right. It’s boxing. You can’t go swimming and not get wet. It’s the fight game.”
Fury was expected to breeze through Wallin but the Swedish fighter proved a tough test and Fury would welcome a similar test before his rematch with the Bronze Bomber.
He said: “100 per cent – 12 rounds will bring me on to the next fight. I thought it was tough. He’s a tough, durable guy Wallin.
“We put on a good show for the Mexican fans and we got a massive audience, I was very surprised.”Photo Credit: Getty