Tyson Fury feels he was a worthy winner after overcoming Otto Wallin in Saturday’s heavyweight clash in Las Vegas.
British star Fury was expected to secure an easy victory against Sweden’s Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena but the ‘Gypsy King’ was put through his paces during the contest.
The Englishman suffered a nasty cut above his right eye in the third round and there were doubts as to whether he would be allowed to continue as the doctor kept checking the state of the injury.
With the Englishman facing the threat of a first professional defeat, he turned up the heat from round six onwards, switching from a patient approach to a more attacking one.
This change worked as the 31-year-old managed to pick up a unanimous points win with the judges scoring the fight 116-112 117-111 118-110, but the overall performance will be a slight worry ahead of a potential rematch with Deontay Wilder next year.
Speaking after the fight, Fury was quoted as saying by BBC 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. “It was a good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination – if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0 and didn’t know how to lose, but I was the better man.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!