Frank Warren plays down likelihood of Tyson Fury cut affecting Deontay Wilder rematch
Frank Warren has played down the severity of the cut Tyson Fury suffered against Otto Wallin and does not believe it will cause a delay to his highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder.
The 31-year-old Brit had to be taken to hospital after his points win in Las Vegas on Saturday night, with blood gushing from a wound he sustained in the third round – though he recovered well to take back control of the fight.
His next bout is expected to be against Wilder in February, though it has been suggested it could take upwards of six months for such a deep gash to fully heal.
But the bottom line of that is, the commission doctor I spoke to, he said – although the cuts are deep – theyre not hard to sew. It wasnt jagged or anything, they were straight splits into the muscle and so forth. So he said they should heal pretty well.
Fury was expected to see off 25-1 outsider Wallin with relative ease but it turned into a dramatic and draining 12 rounder, though Warren insists the nature of the fight does not affect the Gypsy Kings standing within the packed roster of top heavyweight contenders.
He added: It doesnt affect his standing – how can it? He won the fight! And as I say, he won it with a serious injury.
Ive got to be honest, I was quite concerned when the doctor went to the corner a couple of times that he would stop the fight. Maybe another doctor would have stopped it. The bottom line is Tyson won the fight, he won it on points, and he did what he had to do. He hurt him a few times.
Wallin was a very, very credible opponent. All these armchair critics and judges that come out with these prediction for fights, like I keep saying to them, anything can happen with these big guys. Anything can happen and it nearly did again.