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Photo: Tyson Fury’s cut was pretty gnarly

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Tyson Fury got the job done last night, but his face paid the price.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin Gene Blevins/Getty Images

Tyson Fury’s Saturday night win over Otto Wallin came with a price, as the “Gypsy King” was cut badly early in the bout, which came from a legal punch, and was then made worse by Wallin targeting the cut for the rest of the fight, and also occasionally raking it with the inside of his glove if he got the opportunity. A fight’s a fight.

Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO) already figured to take the rest of 2019 off, but the cut has surely guaranteed that he won’t surprise anyone by lacing up in December to fight Arnold Gjergjaj or Chazz Witherspoon or someone.

Here’s a real nice (if that’s the word) look at the damage done with all the blood removed from his face, and note the second cut, which is not exactly nice itself.

Fury, 31, is expected to be back in action on Feb. 22, 2020, when he’s set to rematch WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder. The two went to a dramatic and controversial draw in Dec. 2018, and though a rematch was ordered, Fury swerved the world by signing a deal with Top Rank and going to ESPN to become an American mainstream sports mega-star, so that the pay-per-view rematch with Wilder can do three million buys.

All that’s stopping Wilder-Fury II is Wilder potentially being upset in a fall rematch with Luis Ortiz. Well, that or any of the hundred political games that could stop it.