Tyson Fury set to be ready for Deontay Wilder clash in February with horror cut ‘completely healed’ – The Sun

TYSON FURY'S eye has "completely healed" according to the boxer's US promoter Bob Arum.

Otto Wallin slashed the Gypsy King’s right eye in two places back in September in Las Vegas.

But, with the help of Mexican cutsman Jorge Capetillo, the 31-year-old Brit boxed to a points win.

Fury was rushed to hospital after his fight – with his own dad fearing for his future.

He did not hold a press conference and instead was taken straight to hospital to get his eye patched up, with suggestions he may need plastic surgery to fix him up.

Fury sustained a TWO-INCH gash on the eyebrow and a slit on his eyelid – and needed a monstrous 47 stitches for it to heal.

There were fears that he wouldn't be ready for his February 22 rematch against Deontay Wilder – which the boxer himself refuted.

He even made his WWE debut last month, defeating Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

And now Arum claims there shouldn't be any hold up for the Wilder rematch as far as the eye injury in concerned.

The legendary promoter told Boxing Scene: "I saw him when he was getting ready for the WWE show and everything had been healed.

"He had great care with a plastic surgeon here and then when he went back to the UK, the leading plastic surgeon in the UK took care of him and you don't see anything now.

"It is completely healed."


SunSport previously reported that Fury's horror injury could now cost him around £3,000 per fight.

Legendary British cutsman Mick Williamson, who helped save the careers of Ricky Hatton, Paul Smith and Tony Bellew, explained to SunSport how the ex-champ will have to cope with the wound for the rest of his career.

Williamson said: “Forty seven stitches sounds terrible but it’s really, ‘the more the merrier’ in that situation.

"They are not going to hurt you and the more you put in the tighter the wound is bound and quicker it will heal.

“That many stitches means he has probably had micro-plastic surgery, stitches inside the cut and then on the skin on the outside, and that is the best way.

“Ricky Hatton used to cut very badly but later on in his career, when he had made a few quid, he used to pay a top plastic surgeon around £3,000 per fight, just to be there on call.

“It might sound like a lot but when you are fighting for that mega-dough, it is really worth it. That sort of money is nothing compared to what these guys are earning.”

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