After Wallin Fight, Fury Looks To Stitch For Wilder
After having his eyebrow turn into a blood pinata against Otto Wallin, Tyson Fury is looking to have some help in the corner for his February 22nd fight against Deontay Wilder.
Joining Fury’s new trainer Sugarhill Steward inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena will be legendary cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran to help avoid a similar fate that occurred last September when Fury’s eyebrow needed 47 stitches for a nasty cut that could have stopped the fight.
Duran, who is beloved by fans for his time in the UFC, as well as his work for Bellator MMA is no stranger to boxing working with the likes of former unified world heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko.
“A doctor stops a fight when a fighter is at a disadvantage. My job, first and foremost, is to eliminate any disadvantage,” Duran told Sky Sports in 2018. “My job is to give them one more round.
“I focus on the cut and look into a fighter’s eyes – if I notice he is not capable, then I make recommendations [to stop] to the coach. You have to make split-second decisions.
“My job is not to give instructions but usually, when I say something, guys know there’s a lot of truth to it.”