Tyson Fury has revealed the extent of his injuries after being taken to hospital following his points victory over Otto Wallin.
The lineal heavyweight champion (29-0-1, 20 KOs) went the distance with the unfancied Wallin at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena after suffering two horrendous cuts during the fight -- a first late in the third round, and a second in the fourth.
The cuts ended up taking their toll on Fury as Wallin repetitively targeted the wounds,with Fury admitting after the fight his vision was seriously impaired.
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who went to the hospital after his grueling unanimous decision win over Otto Wallin on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena, needed 47 stitches to close the two severe cuts over his right eye, Top Rank spokesman Evan Korn told ESPN.
"It was a great fight. I got cut [in the third round] on the eyelid and [it] changed the fight completely," Fury said. "I couldn't see out of the eye, and there was a lot of [head] clashes."
Speaking to the BBC in Las Vegas, Fury added: "I'm ready for war. I think it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with both the cuts.
"Listen I'm all right. It's boxing. You can't go swimming and not get wet. It's the fight game."
Fury ended up winning 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112 on the cards over Wallin, a 30-to-1 underdog, in a result that kept Fury's hopes of a rematch with Deontay Wilder alive.
A date of Feb. 22 had been mooted by Fury's camp, but promoter Frank Warren admits that the cuts may force the contest to be delayed.
"If it doesn't heal well the fight may have to be pushed back," Warren told BBC Radio 5Live.
"Hopefully that will not be the case. It depends how it heals. If it's OK it won't be a problem.
"It's not just the fight, it's the training and sparring. He has to be 100% right."