Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury’s cut will be reopened
By Chris Williams: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury has no chance against him now that he’s suffered a bad cut on his tune-up fight against Otto Wallin last weekend. Wilder says that Fury was supposed to lose the fight to Wallin. The cut that Fury suffered in the 3rd round from a left hand by Wallin was bad enough for the fight to be stopped, but the fight was allowed to continue.
With the long cut that Fury suffered, Wilder says there’s no way he’s going to be able to fight him without the cut being reopened by him. It’s one thing for Fury to be fighting with one eye filled with blood against Otto Wallin, and another thing to be doing it against Wilder. Fury will be eating some massive shots from Wilder, and he may not be able to take more than a round or two before it’s game over.
The ringside doctor didn’t make the decision to stop it, and Wilder believes they didn’t because of the big money that Fury will make against him. It sounds like a conspiracy to some boxing fans that Fury was allowed to fight with a cut that required an incredible 47 stitches to close up. Fury’s promoters at Top Rank might want to start considering how they’re going to rebuild his career if Deontay destroys him.
Half of Fury’s face was covered in blood, and the other half with nothing. Why the ringside doctor allowed Fury to fight on with a cut that bad is beyond knowing. Is this the norm? If not, then why wasn’t the fight stopped?
Wilder: Fury-Wallin fight should have been stopped
“That fight [with Wallin] was supposed to be stopped. Everybody knows that,” said Wilder to ESPN.com. “But, of course, they don’t want this man to lose because of me. They want the big fight. We understand that. People are not dumb.”They were supposed to stop that s— and Wallin would have won.”
Had the ringside doctor stopped the fight, Wallin would have won because Fury’s cut was caused by a punch in the third. It turned out well for Wilder that Fury didn’t lose the fight. A stoppage loss for Fury would left Wilder without a rematch with Fury in February.
It doesn’t matter to Wilder what Fury attempts to do to strengthen all the scar tissue around his right eye. He says he can get plastic surgery, put tape on it, glue or even staples, and it’s not going to hold the cut together. He’s going to reopen the cut fast once he starts unloading on him.
“He made me smile when he tried to grab his eyeball and pull it out of the socket,” Fury said about Wallin. “I’m gonna cut (the eye) back open, period. No matter what they do — he can have plastic surgery, whatever. I’m gonna cut that back open, period. It’s over with. I got Fury’s number.”