Dillian Whyte will try to end the undefeated record of Tyson Fury, who was nearly beaten by Otto Wallin with a punch that opened his eye


Tyson Fury is the heavyweight king, sitting atop boxing’s glamorous division with no one being able to stop him in a stellar career so far.

He had three deadly encounters with Deontay Wilder in an epic trilogy for the WBC belt where he was faltered a few times. However, one could argue that the closest to losing that pristine record was against Otto Wallin, not Wilder, known for his hard-hitting knockout power.

Fury needed 47 stitches and plastic surgery after his 2019 horror haircut given to him by a Wallin punch
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Dillian Whyte will try to end the undefeated record of Tyson Fury, who was nearly beaten by Otto Wallin with a punch that opened his eye
The now WBC heavyweight champion’s eye looked horrible at the final bell in 2019
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Boxing doesn’t always go to script and 2019 proves it.

Wallin was a heavy underdog before the fight, but after opening a cut above Fury’s right eye in the third round, it was a totally different ball game.

After the Swede worked the body with a left hook, he immediately went upstairs and landed a crushing hook on top of Fury’s eye.

Fury needed 47 stitches to stitch up his damaged eye after taking 127 punches overnight. The fights have certainly been stopped for less.

To say those numbers are impressive would be an understatement, especially since CompuBox has recorded that Wladimir Klitschko landed just 52 hits in their 2015 fight, and Deontay Wilder produced 105 punches in their first two. combined fights.

Fury ended up getting a 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 victory, but the huge target over his eye gave Wallin something to attack and caused him an uncomfortable night’s work.


His cutman that night was Jorge Capetillo and the Mexican earned every part of his paycheck during the rounds of that fight.

Fury is well aware of what he owes Capetillo for keeping him in the game and he always takes care of him now.

“He’s still very grateful,” Capetillo told Sky Sports.

“When he found out we were in lockdown due to Covid-19 and my gym was closed, he texted me and said, ‘Is there anything I can do to help? ‘

“He always takes care of me. He sent me money.

Dillian Whyte will try to end the undefeated record of Tyson Fury, who was nearly beaten by Otto Wallin with a punch that opened his eye
Tyson Fury needed all the magic from Jorge Capetillo
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Dillian Whyte will try to end the undefeated record of Tyson Fury, who was nearly beaten by Otto Wallin with a punch that opened his eye
Tyson Fury had his severed eye checked multiple times by the ring doctor during his win over Otto Wallin
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“Such generosity for me and my family.

“He’s a great man, so humble. He had time to ask me how I was doing with my family during this crisis.

Wallin felt the fight should have been stopped for such a severe cut. Had that been the case, Wallin most likely would have taken the win and who knows what Fury’s path would have looked like today.

However, ultimately the Swede knows he should have forced the referee to make the decision.

Wallin is keen on a rematch and clearly feels he was unlucky.

Speaking to talkSPORT in February, he said: “I gave him pretty much his toughest fight of his career, you had [Deontay] Wilder knocking him down multiple times [in the fourth round of the third bout] but no one has been able to match his skills as I have.

“I landed more punches than anyone did on him, I landed more punches than Wilder in the first fight and Klitschko together.

“So that’s a big statement in itself and of course I can beat him, I know that, and I think he knows that too, that’s why he never mentions my name again.”

Dillian Whyte will then attempt to be the first man to beat Fury, with a fight scheduled for April 23.

The all-British showdown is expected to be explosive and will be live on talkSPORT.

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