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I deserved to win the fight - Fury

15th September 2019, 10:28 by James Mason

Tyson Fury says he was the "better man" after beating Otto Wallin in the heavyweight bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

British star Fury was expected to secure an easy victory against Sweden's Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena but the 'Gypsy King' was put through his paces during the contest.

The Englishman suffered a nasty cut above his right eye in the third round and there were doubts as to whether he would be allowed to continue as the doctor kept checking the state of the injury.

With the Englishman facing the threat of a first professional defeat, he turned up the heat from round six onwards, switching from a patient approach to a more attacking one.

This change worked as the 31-year-old managed to pick up a unanimous points win with the judges scoring the fight 116-112 117-111 118-110, but the overall performance will be a slight worry ahead of a potential rematch with Deontay Wilder next year.

Speaking after the fight, Fury was quoted as saying by BBC Sport: "It was a great fight. I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight. For the majority, I could not see out of the eye, then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

"It was a good 12 rounds, he was tough. It's all heart and determination - if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0 and didn't know how to lose, but I was the better man."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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