THROWBACK: When Tyson Fury Suffered a Brutal Cut Above the Eye Against Otto Wallin

Published 10/05/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is by far the most equipped heavyweight fighter. In his cracking boxing stint, the Briton star has shown massive abilities to finish his opponents, as well as take his fights to the distance.

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In most of his fights, Fury has remained the oppressor and has comfortably tackled his opponents. However, there were a few fights wherein the undefeated fighter was on the receiving end of some power-packed punches.

One such fight where Fury seemed a bit off was against Otto Wallin in 2019. In this fight, Fury suffered a brutal cut above his right eye.

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That said, this fight is rightly regarded as one of the toughest tests for ‘The Gypsy King’.

This bout was important for Fury to keep himself viable for a shot at the ultimate heavyweight gold. Accordingly, a win was supremely important here. He began the fight well, and like always, the Brit used the entire ring space to move.

He also employed his jabs to the play, but Wallin was slowly and steadily getting into Fury’s defense, thus landing straight lefts.

In round 3, Wallin held Fury on the corner and by mistake, the undefeated star bent a bit. As a result, his adversary took no time in landing a crucifying hook above his right eye, which opened a stream of blood.

And while Fury didn’t go to the canvas after getting hit. Wallin capitalized by hitting again and again on Fury’s face and head, which led to more blood flow.

Tyson Fury – The ultimate warrior

In that situation, other boxers might have thought about quitting the fight to prevent some serious injuries ahead. However, Fury, being himself, kept on fighting and the contest went the distance.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury is punched during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

He didn’t budge an inch from his game plan, nor did he panic under pressure. In fact, he turned more aggressive during the later rounds and turned the tables in his favor.

Fighting like a true warrior and showing a lion’s heart, ‘The Gypsy King’ won this fight via a unanimous decision. Fury is known for coming back from adversities and in this fight, he once again proved the same.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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