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By Luke Reddy
BBC Sport at Las Vegas
Tyson Fury says he’s”prepared for war” using Deontay Wilder in February despite worries the severe cuts suffered in his eponymous triumph over Otto Wallin could delay their bout.
Speaking to BBC Sport as he had been ushered through the airport in Las Vegas on Sunday, the 31-year British fighter said”only over 40 stitches” were required for two cuts suffered from Wallin on Saturday.
“I went into the hospital, then had a few stitches, went home and had an early night,” he explained.
“Then I’ve got up, gone into the casinowon five grand, had a couple of beers and I’m likely to have a few more beers.”
Fury sported and he stopped for photos that while his group were keen to catch him through security at McCarran International Airport.
At least nine rounds were fought for by the boxer got another cut after in the struggle and while cut at the T-Mobile Arena.
If Fury does not heal 28, the injury motivated promoter Frank Warren to say a 22 February rematch with WBC world heavyweight winner Wilder could be postponed.
Asked about a delay, Fury stated:”I am ready for war. I believe it was over 40 stitches indoors and outside with both the cuts.
“Listen I’m all right. It’s boxing. You can not go swimming and never become wet. It’s the battle game”
Fury’s promoters in the united states have confirmed he had 47 stitches in all following the bout, in regardless of being written off beforehand which Fury was taken by Wallin to 12 rounds.
During the struggle, Fury adapted in just his fifth fight back since coming into the game.
Asked if this kind of test would improve him before any Wilder assembly, he responded:”100 percent – 12 rounds would bring me to the next fight.
“I thought it was difficult. He is a lasting man Wallin.
“We put on a fantastic show for its Mexican lovers and we have a massive audience, I was quite amazed.”
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