“In Any Other Country That Fight Is Stopped”

Tyson Fury was “very lucky” that his fight against Otto Wallin was not stopped on Saturday night, as Fury bled buckets on to the canvas.

Fury won handily in a unanimous decision battle, but two cuts above his eye, which necessitated 47 stitches, was bad enough that many wondered when and if the fight would be stopped.

“I haven’t seen it, because I was on a plane, but I landed and checked my social media and saw the scores and saw the cut,” Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports. “I think firstly he’s very lucky not to lose the fight with that cut.

“I think any other country in the world, they would have stopped the fight. I just think in those fights against that opposition sometimes you don’t get yourself motivated to perform and obviously he didn’t perform at his best, but he had the injury as well and I think you’ll see him perform a lot better against the likes of Wilder and stuff like that.

“I don’t know how long he’s going to be out for. I don’t think he’ll be ready for his February fight,” Hearn said of a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“I don’t think Wilder will be ready for the February fight either, so it might work in their favour. I expect a different Tyson Fury against Wilder, if that rematch gets made.”

Report: Sky Sports

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