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By Luke Reddy
BBC Sport in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury says he’s”ready for war” using Deontay Wilder in February despite worries the severe cuts endured in his eponymous triumph over Otto Wallin could delay their bout.
Talking to BBC Sport as he was ushered through the airport in Las Vegas on Sunday, the 31-year British fighter said”just over 40 stitches” were needed for two cuts suffered from Wallin on Saturday.
“I went to the hospital, then had a couple of stitches, went home and had an early night,” he said.
“Then I have up, gone into the casinowon five grand, had a couple of beers and today I’m going to have a couple more beers.”
Fury lace sunglasses, that hid his stitching, and he stopped for photos with fans who paid him compliments while his group were eager to catch him through safety at McCarran International Airport.
More than nine rounds were fought for by the boxer obtained a second cut and while cut in the T-Mobile Arena.
If Fury doesn’t heal the injury prompted promoter Frank Warren to say a proposed 22 February rematch with WBC world winner Wilder could be postponed.
Asked about a delay, Fury said:”I am ready for war. I believe that it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with the cuts.
“Listen I’m all perfect. It is boxing. You can not go swimming and not get wet. It’s the battle game.”
The promoters at the US of fury have since confirmed he’d 47 stitches in most following the bout, in which Wallin took Fury to 12 rounds.
Throughout the fight, Fury accommodated in only his battle back because returning to the sport.
Asked if such a test would improve him prior to any Wilder assembly, he responded:”100% – 12 rounds could bring me to the next fight.
“I thought it was difficult. He is a tough, lasting guy Wallin.
“We put on a fantastic show for its Mexican fans and we have a massive audience, I was very surprised.”
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