Tyson Fury beat the formerly undefeated Otto Wallin on an unanimous points decision despite the early deep-cut above his eye in Las Vegas.
A punch in the third round from Wallin drew blood above fury’s eye and later on a head clash caused a tear on his eyelids which raised concerns among officials.
Fury fought through the remaining 9th rounds with blood stain knickers to pull off a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.
With the victory, Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout.
After his loss, Wallin said “I did everything I could. I tried my best. Tyson is a great champion.”
Fury on his part said “I know Otto’s father (who died earlier this year) would be very proud of his son.
“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight. For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.
“I hit him with some good shots, some big body shots.
“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum. That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family.
“I haven’t seen the cut, it feels quite bad, but I’m the Gypsy Warrior. It’s all heart and determination. If I can keep going, I will keep going. He was 20-0 didn’t know how to lose but he does now.”