Tyson Fury is back in the UK after having surgery to repair huge cuts sustained in his fight with Otto Wallin.
Tyson outpointed the tough Swede in an exhausting and gruelling contest to retain his Lineal Heavyweight title in the early hours of Sunday morning at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
In the 3rd round of the bout, he suffered a deep gash above his right eye. The ringside doctors almost called a halt to proceedings, but for the amazing work by his cutman, Jorge Capetillo.
He suffered another cut around his right eye, this time to the eyelid, in the later stages of the fight, also requiring stitches. At the end of the fight, Fury was taken to hospital where he received 47 stitches to the cut on his eyebrow before heading back home.
When he arrived back at Manchester Airport later that day, a high-spirited ‘Gypsy King’ posed for photographs with fans and took questions, thanking the University Medical Center surgeons at the for their ‘incredible’ job.
His father, John Fury said that the severity of the injury ‘could have ended Tyson’s career’, angrily ranting about the situation. It is still to early to tell if he will need plastic surgery to further aide the healing process.
It has gone terribly wrong in the camp and someone is to blame. Tyson never landed a meaningful punch. I have seen this coming. I saw this coming. ‘If he keeps hold of that team, that whole team, they will cost him his career. Ben [Davison] and everyone.John Fury, speaking afterwards to BT Sport.
This has caused a rift between Tyson’s father John and his long-time trainer Ben Davison, who has since hit back on social media. Tyson’s Promoter Frank Warren has called for ‘cool heads’ and ‘calm’ and hopes that the camp will not be divided.
Now it is a waiting game to see if his cuts will heal in time for a highly-anticipated rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, if the ‘Bronze Bomber’ can get through his fight with Luis Ortiz in November first.
Wilder-Fury 2 has been all-but confirmed for February 22nd, but the extent of the healing process required means that the ‘Gypsy King’ could be unable to spar for the next two months.