Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury, 31, of Cheshire, England, United Kingdom is still an undefeated boxer. After beating Otto Wallin, 28, of Sundsvall, Sweden, the British boxer called out Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 33, of Alabama, United States.
“Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum,” Fury said after his victory over Wallin. “Now, I’m going to go home and relax with the family.”
On September 14, 2019, Fury fought Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA in the heavyweight division. Tony Weeks served as the referee while Tim Cheatham, Eric Cheek and Don Trella were the judges.
In the third round, Fury was bother by a cut over his right eye and kept wiping at it. In the sixth round, Weeks briefly stopped the bout for the ringside doctor to look at the British boxer’s eye.
Fury showed better speed as soon as the bout resumed. After 12 three-minute rounds, the heavyweight bout was left in the hands of the judges.
Cheatham scored it 118-110, Cheek scored it 117-111 and Trella saw it 116-112 in favor of the winner. In the end, Weeks raised the hand of Fury, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision, which marked the first loss of Wallin as a professional boxer.
“It’s all heart and determination,” Fury said in his post-fight interview. “If I can keep going, I keep going. Otto is a great Swede, a Viking warrior.”
The victory improved the professional boxing record of Fury to 29 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw. On the other hand, Wallin now has 20 wins and 1 loss.
On December 1, 2018, Fury and Wilder competed for the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA. The bout ended in a split draw.
The undefeated British boxer is expected to fight Wilder again on February 22, 2019. But for the rematch to happen, the American boxer has to beat Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, 40, of Camagüey, Cuba on November 9, 2019 at the Staples Center for the WBC Heavyweight Championship title.
Ortiz holds a professional boxing record of 31 wins, 1 loss, 0 draw and 2 No Contest while Wilder has 41 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw. Meanwhile, here is Fury calling out Wilder: