“The Worst Cut I’ve Ever Seen”
On Saturday night, Tyson Fury returned to Las Vegas against little-known challenger, Otto Wallin.
For Fury, this was a keep-busy fight against a highly ranked contender, as he prepares for a 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder.
It ended up becoming a dog fight, as Fury suffered two nasty cuts on his eyelid and eyebrow.
The cuts came in the third round against the Swedish boxer, coming from a left hand and not what was initially ruled as an accidental headbutt.
Speaking to reporters after the fight, Fury’s lead-promoter Frank Warren said: “The doctor said it was a clean-cut so it doesn’t need microsurgery inside and he said it would stitch well.
“Fingers cross it will be alright.”
“He has five months until February and we will see what happens,” Warren continued. “Of course he does need a rest because he has been in camp for a year.
“He has a cut, he can’t train with a cut. All he has got to do is maintain a decent weight to work on for when he can be in the gym back sparring.
“It won’t stop him running, it won’t stop him doing other things. He needs a rest, he needs a break with his family. He will have a couple of months off and three months to prepare for the fight.”
While Warren is looking towards Fury’s future, the “Gypsy King’s” cutman, Jorge Capetillo cannot look past the garish gash that needed 47 stitches to close.
“That was probably the worst cut I’ve ever seen in my years of doing cuts,” the veteran cutman said to the Daily Star. “But I knew the capacity of Tyson, I knew his experience and his will to fight so I knew I had to get it right, put my job on the line and get the work done so he could continue fighting and not get stopped.
“I was surprised that the doctor didn’t stop it because it got really bad, but I was just doing my best to keep it clean and try to prevent the blood from pouring into his eyes.
“Thank God I did that and the doctor gave us the green light so he could perform,” Capetillo stated. “We knew that round by round he was going to chop him up.
“I’ve been doing cuts for 10 years now. Since he came to Vegas he asked me to do the cuts and I’m very grateful for that.”
Initial Report: The Daily Star