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Tyson Fury fight result vs Otto Wallin: Deontay Wilder next, Gypsy King shows Mexican spirit and time is a virtue

El Rey de los Gitanos lit up Sin City once again

Adam Hamdani
Sunday 15 September 2019 08:15 BST
Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: Tale of the tape

Tyson Fury beat Otto Wallin by unanimous decision, but it was a pair of cuts to the eye of the Gypsy King that will dominate discussion.

Fury won the fight on all three judges' scorecards, one 116-112, the others 117-11 and 118-110. But that doesn't tell half the story of the fight.

The man who now possesses the WBC 'Mayan' belt, as well as his lineal heavyweight champion title, remains undefeated but suffered two cuts to his right eye, which impaired his vision for the remaining 10 rounds of the fight.

But the best overcome the worst, the adversity.

What did we learn as Fury won for the 29th time of his career?

It can't be anyone but Deontay Wilder next

We know that a deal has been signed and sealed for the pair to meet again, all that has to happen now is for it to be delivered. Wilder-Fury II should happen on 22 February in Vegas this time, and despite the cut and a couple of rounds off, Fury was dominant.

The gulf in quality between the best fighters of the world and the rest is something that causes concern, but that level of top quality is something special. Not many can argue that Fury is the No 1 in the heavyweight division right now and with Wilder lacking a wide skillset , he better keep training up his one trick: that power shot. It's a fantastic shot but, as has been said many times, if a 60% Fury was able to dominate and arguably beat the Bronze Bomber first time around almost a year ago, what will this Fury be able to do to him?

That power of Wilder's is unique and unlike anything else, but Fury is getting stronger and stronger, at this point will anything or anyone be able to stop him?

The best overcome the worst

It might not have been vintage Fury in there on Sunday morning, but the best overcome their worst nightmares.

In less than a year, Fury has been forced to climb off the canvas twice and fight 10 championship rounds with a blinding cut. He remains unbeaten.

He might not have beaten Wallin in the way that he wanted but a fight like that will stand him in good stead going into another mega fight against Wilder.

This is still a new team

“It’s the worst I’ve seen from Tyson,” John Fury told BT Sport Box Office.

“I’m proud of how he has mauled his way through but he has to be honest and say things are not right. For a man to be in that condition after eight weeks camp it looked like he had nothing after round two.

“His strength and power went tonight, he was as weak as a kitten from the first round. At 18st 1, I’ve warned him and warned him. He is a 19-stone fighter.

“If I had my way, the lot [Tyson’s team] would be gone. If they keep that team that will be his career [gone].”

Fury suffered two deep cuts to the eye in the second round (REUTERS)

Fury has been under the tutelage of Ben Davison for five fights now. Sefer Seferi, Francesco Pianeta, Wilder, Schwarz and now Wallin. This is a new team, Davison is a 26-year-old coach thrown in at the deep end.

John might be right about the weight, he needs to use his big size to his advantage and perhaps coming in at just over 18st isn't best for him - but the team is solid. The team has taken Tyson from dark days back to the prize ring.

Much more than just being a top quality boxing coach, Davison and co. have taken Fury from the dark periods of his life to more positive than ever. The team is young and the belts are close. With another world title shot just around the corner, Fury will certainly be keeping ahold of the team that has got him back to the top.

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