JOHN FURY gave a damning verdict on his son’s performance following Tyson Fury’s 12-round points victory over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas. Fury was cut badly from a left hook in round three, survived a doctor’s inspection in round six and some rough moments – particularly in the last session – to emerge a lopsided winner at the final bell.
Beforehand, it was widely expected that the little known Wallin would not pose a threat. The 20/1 underdog had been plucked from obscurity, by virtue of an unbeaten record and being ranked highly by two sanctioning bodies, to launch Fury into a February 2020 rematch with WBC heavyweight champion. Though the Englishman, weighing his lowest weight since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, won widely on the cards, it was far from the convincing showing that had been both planned and widely predicted.
A left hook from Wallin opened the cut in the third but John Fury thought his son was showing signs of poor form long before that.