Will Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rematch happen in February? Brit faces plastic surgery as Frank Warren

Will Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rematch happen in February? Brit faces plastic surgery as Frank Warren
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Tyson Fury may have to undergo plastic surgery following his brutal fight with Otto Wallin.

The Brit was badly cut above his right eye after being caught by his opponent in round three of Saturday night’s heavyweight bout in Las Vegas.

Fury was badly cut and fought through nine rounds with his vision impaired

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Fury was badly cut and fought through nine rounds with his vision impaired

Fury, who bravely fought on to secure a unanimous decision victory, went straight to hospital after the gruelling fight and had 47 stitches put in by a surgeon in Vegas.

But his promoter, Frank Warren, has revealed the 31-year-old may go under the knife in London to ensure he is fully mended ahead of his scheduled rematch with Wilder.

The Brit is due to face Wilder for a second time in the States on February 22, following their controversial draw at the end of 2018.

“I’ve got a Harley Street specialist on standby to examine Tyson,” said Warren.

“Should he need a surgical incision to make sure he heals properly then the sooner it’s done the better.”

Fury survived a major scare against Wallin to keep his plans for a rematch with Wilder on course

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Fury survived a major scare against Wallin to keep his plans for a rematch with Wilder on course

Warren told talkSPORT on Monday that the fight with Wilder is signed and sealed for 2020, but has suggested the date may now have to be moved back from February.

“Five months might seem a long time but the cut in the eyebrow is so serious that he won’t be allowed to do any exercise whatsoever for at least two months,” he said, after Fury was given a two-month medical suspension from the sport.

“If all goes well, that would just give him time for his 12-week training camp. We don’t want to push the date back unless we have to but the most important thing is that Tyson is perfectly healed and fully prepared for that fight.”

Wilder’s camp, however, believe Fury will be healed in time to face the WBC champion by early next year.

The American’s co-manager Shelly Finkerl told World Boxing News: “I believe that Tyson Fury will be fine for February to fight Deontay Wilder.

“I thought Fury’s opponent (Otto Wallin) was better than anyone thought he would be,” he added.