“Aye, aye Captain,” says shipshape hale and hearty Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, who wants to avoid being marooned, in the rematch against World Boxing Council champion Deontay Wilder.
In September, Fury suffered a severe cut above his right eye in a twelve-round fight against then undefeated fighter Otto Wallin. There were times when it seemed that the fight might be stopped. But Fury was allowed to continue and won, despite cutting a crimson figure, and raising an eyebrow or two.
The rematch with Wilder takes place on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The first fight ended in a draw, in December 2018.
Wilder has stated that he intends to home in on the area of the cut suffered by Fury, so the Briton has hired one of the best “cutman” to prevent an eye opener.
Fury revealed that he will work with the experienced “cutman” Jacob “Stitch” Durán, who is highly adept in the field and has worked with boxers like Wladimir Klitschko.