Fury Won’t Allow Sparring To The Head
Tyson Fury is preparing for his February 22nd rematch against Deontay Wilder, but one thing he won’t do is spar to his head. Why? 47 stitches, that’s why.
Fury was busted open over his eyebrow during his last fight against Otto Wallin. The gash was so bad that the fight was nearly stopped, but Fury fought on and gained the decision win and 47 stitches.
“I haven’t been hit yet [in the eye],” said Fury. “I’m not going to get hit in the face until the fight. I don’t want to jeopardize the fight — just in case the cut reopens. I’m being very careful about it. I can’t risk getting this cut reopened in training camp. If it’s going to reopen, let it be on the night of the fight, not in training.”
“But the thing is, I’m not getting that cut hit. No way. No way.”
“I hope the cut opens up in round one,” Fury continued. “All 47 stitches above and below the eye,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter to me. A cut is a cut. A fighting man tastes blood. I want to taste it, rub it, punch it and mix it up.”
“I’m a flamboyant person. I have a flamboyant lifestyle. I have flamboyant suits. I’m good looking. I’m a good talker. I have good dress sense,” Fury said of things that may irk Wilder. “I’m not sure [why I get under his skin so much]. Maybe it’s because I’m tall, dark and handsome.”
Report: Boxing Scene