LAS VEGAS, Sept 15: Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision over Sweden�s Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder.
Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title against a fighter who was little known but gave the big Englishman all he could handle.
With blood streaming down his face, Fury dominated from the middle rounds on in what was supposed to be little more than a tune up fight for his scheduled February rematch with Wilder.
He was a 30-1 favourite at fight time, but after being cut in the third round had to reach deep to pull out the win on Saturday night.
The three ringside judges had Fury winning by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. The Associated Press had Fury winning 116-112.
�It�s all heart and determination,� Fury said. � AP