Tyson Fury defeats Otto Wallin despite suffering nasty cut in Round 3

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin

Tyson Fury has beaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas, stretching his unbeaten record to 30 fights, despite suffering a serious cut to his right eye in the third round.

Fury, who was priced as low as 1/25 with some bookmakers coming into the fight, was widely expected to make easy work of Wallin, ahead of his much-publicised rematch with Deontay Wilder.

The 31-year-old weighed in for the fight at 254.4 pounds - the lightest he had registered since his shock 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg.

Sweden's Wallin, however, still weighed over 18 pounds less than his colourful opponent, tipping the scales at a comparatively small 236 pounds.

Despite being the strong favourite and expected to cruise to victory, being caught early on in the fight left Fury with basically one eye in operation.

The cut above his right was deep and was pouring with blood, continuing to get worse throughout the bout.

However, Fury showed his heart and managed to get through the fight and win it on points.

Victory for Fury has seen a continuation of the remarkable rebirth for the fighter who, after his stunning 2015 victory over world champion Klitschko, had an almost three-year hiatus from the sport - due to a number of weight and drug issues.

Since making his return in 2018, the 'Gypsy King' has notched up victories against Sefer Seferi, Francesco Pianeta and Tom Schwarz, as well as his controversial draw against WBC champion Wilder.

Despite dominant showings in all of his return fights, many have questioned the calibre of opponent, and his desire to face off against the sport's other big names.

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An all-British showdown against long-term rival Anthony Joshua has long been talked up, as has a clash with Andy Ruiz Jr - the man who dethroned Joshua and claimed his IBF, WBO and WBA belts.

Any fight with either man is unlikely to happen before late 2020, however, with Fury also likely to finally rematch Wilder in either February or March of next year.

How the heavyweight division continues to evolve is also likely to depend on the outcome of Joshua and Ruiz's own rematch, which will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

The winner will once again be likely to push for a unification bout with the winner of Wilder-Fury, whilst there are also several other challengers who have been keen to throw their name into the ring.

Should he be able to navigate his way past Tyrone Spong in his heavyweight debut, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk would make an interesting opponent for either man. 

Daniel Dubois is another name who has been linked with a future world title fight, although he too has Ebenezer Tetteh to vanquish first, fighting for the vacant commonwealth heavyweight title at the Royal Albert Hall on September 27.

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