England’s Tyson Fury continues his stateside tour, attempting to cement his status as the world’s No. 1 Heavyweight this evening (Sat., Sept. 14, 2019) when he meets unbeaten Swedish prospect Otto Wallin inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) recently signed with Top Rank, making his ESPN+ debut with a beatdown of Germany’s Tom Schwarz in June. Wallin (20-0, 13 KO), meanwhile, had his own United States debut cut short in April after an inadvertent clash of heads caused a “No Contest.” Should Fury win this, he’s expected to meet Deontay Wilder in a rematch of the pair’s controversial draw back in Dec. 2018.
“Fury Vs. Wallin” Round-By-Round Coverage:
Lineal Heavyweight Championship: Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin
Round one: Fury starts off orthodox against the southpaw Wallin. Wallin left to the body. Fury flicking out his jab. Continues to land it. Wallin lands a solid left hand and they tie up in the corner. Halfway through. Clinch. Wallin still advancing, patiently pursuing him around the ropes. Clinch. 10-9 Wallin?
Round two: Wallin continues to press forward as Fury flicks out his jab. Fury leans away from a combination. Wallin to the body. Fury switches to southpaw, lands a straight left. Halfway through. Wallin with a left downstairs. More body blows on the ropes. Fury with a 1-2 in the corner, Wallin with a combination to the body. Tight uppercut by Fury. Clinch. Fury double jab and counter right. 10-9, 20-18 Wallin.
Round three: Fury firing his jab, lands a backstep right hand. Wallin steps in and looks to land on the ropes. Clinch. More pressure by Wallin. Wallin body shot halfway through, Fury uppercut in return. Jab exchange. Clean 1-2 from Fury, good jabs. Wallin backs him to the corner, gets clinched. They trade, Wallin lands inside. Fury sporting a cut on the outside of his right eyebrow. 10-9 Fury, 29-28 Wallin.
Round four: Wallin continuing to advance. He lands on the ropes. Clinch. Clinch. Halfway through. Fury jab, Wallin left downstairs. Wallin combination in the center. Slow round for Fury so far. Fury walks into the clinch on the ropes. Wallin steps in with a left downstairs. Again, Fury answers with a right cross. 10-9, 39-37 Wallin.
Round five: Fury busier with the jab this round. Wallin with a two-piece downstairs. 3-2. Wallin with an overhand left on the ropes. 1-1-2 from Fury, southpaw jab. Right hook by Wallin, clinched in the corner. Halfway through. Clinch. Clinch. Uppercut from Fury, glancing combo by Wallin. Clinch. Overhand left in the corner, clinch. Counter right by Fury. 10-9, 49-46 Wallin.
Round six: Wallin continuing to pressure. Fury with a pair of high-low hooks. Wallin dings him with a right, opens up on the ropes. 1-1-2 from Fury. Clinch. Wallin left hand, clinch on the ropes. Fury lands a nice 1-2. Halfway through. Clinch in the corner. Pause to check out the cut (see it). They trade when they resume. Wallin with some uppercuts inside. Fury backs him to the ropes, clinch. Wallin 2-1. Clinch. Clinch. Fury fires a four-piece. Roughhousing in the corner. Fury to the body. Clinch, Wallin pokes him on the break and gets warned. 10-9 Fury, 58-56 Wallin. These are all swing rounds.
Round seven: Trading to start the round. Fury wings an uppercut, lands a left hook. Body shot, clinch. Wallin left, clinch. Fury backs him to the corner, lands inside. Clinch. Clinch. Nice right cross by Fury. Another as he backs Wallin to the ropes. Clinch. Clinch. Clinch. Fury making Wallin carry his weight. Fury to the body to kick off a combo. Wallin digs a right downstairs. Clinch. Fury 1-2. Wallin still marching in, getting picked off this round. 10-9 Fury, 67-66 Wallin.
Round eight: Fury has a giant glob of Vaseline on that cut and the ref doesn’t care.
Fury using his jab to keep Wallin at bay. Two-piece on the ropes. Wallin to the body on the ropes. 1-2 from Fury. Clinch, right hand. Halfway through. Good counter left by Wallin. Fury body shot in close. 1-2 up top, short left. Pressing Wallin against the ropes. Combination in the corner. Fury 1-2 and body shot. 10-9 Fury, 76-76.
Round nine: Fury sitting down on his shots in the early going. Clinch. More good jabs. Wallin’s not forcing him back as much. Chipping lefts to the body for the Swede. Fury combination, body shots on the ropes. Wallin straight left in the center halfway through. Clinch. Tight uppercuts by Wallin. Fury lands a hard right on the ropes. Wallin combination. Fury forces him back into the corner. 1-2 stings Wallin, who waves Fury on as the combo continues . Fury attacks on the ropes, clinch. More heavy blows. 10-9, 86-85 Fury.
Round ten: Fury forces him back with heavy shots, opening up on the ropes. Wallin trying to throw back. Combination lands for him, Fury answers with an uppercut and cross. Wallin with a body shot inside, Fury with a bigger one in the corner. Uppercuts, body shots. Fury looks like he wants him out of there. Halfway through. Good shots by Fury in the corner. Clinch. Hard right hand around the guard. Yet more blows. 3-2 connects. Straight left by Wallin. 10-9, 96-94 Fury.
Round eleven: Wallin throwing a bit more in the early going. Counter right by Fury, clinch. Left from Wallin. Fury still outlanding him. Hard overhand on the ropes, clinch. Exchange, clinch. Wallin lands a two-piece halfway through. Uppercuts and body shots from Fury as he shoves Wallin back. Wallin’s just out of steam at this point. Hard counter combo by Fury. Hard body shot hurts Wallin and Fury opens up. 10-9, 106-103 Fury.
Round twelve: Fury remains in total control. Wallin still game, lands a lengthy combo in the corner. He’s going for it, hurling volume at Fury. Clinch. Lead left from Wallin. Fury clinching. Halfway through. Wallin continuing to throw, might not have enough for a damaging shot. Fury just clinching and leaning this round. Uppercut from Fury, right hook. Clinch, body shot. 1-2 from Wallin. Trading power hands inside. Clinch, Wallin to the body. 10-9 Wallin, 115-113 Fury.
Final result: Fury def. Wallin via unanimous decision