One of boxing’s biggest stars is stepping back into the ring Saturday as lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury squares off against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) is appearing in the “Fight Capital of the World” for a second consecutive time. In June, he made quick work of Tom Schwarz, winning by second-round TKO. The Briton wanted to stay active despite having a rematch scheduled for February against WBC titlist Deontay Wilder, should the American slugger get by Luis Ortiz in the fall. Many of the top contenders had bouts locked in or refused to take on Fury, so “The Gypsy King” turned to Wallin.
Wallin (20-0, one no-contest, 13 KOs) is competing on U.S. soil for the second time. In April, he went to a no-contest with Nick Kisner in Atlantic City, N.J. He was set to fight BJ Flores on July 12, but the Washington State Department of Licensing refused to grant a license to Flores, citing medical reasons.
Stay locked in as Sporting News follows the happenings of Fury vs. Wallin. The prelims are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and the main card is scheduled to start at 11 p.m. ET.
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin live results, updates
Round 2: Another good round for Wallin. He landed a series of shots on the inside. All that did was infuriate Fury, who came roaring back with a four-punch combination including stunnin Wallin with a left hook. Feels like Fury can finish it off whenever he wants if he just turns it up a notch. (10-9 Fury, 19-19)
Round 1: For about the first minute, it seemed like Fury would fight on the outside and flick his fantastic jab until he decided to come in and attack. However, Wallin had other plans in mind. He came in and caught Fury with a left uppercut to get Fury’s attention. Wallin stayed in Fury’s space and not allow him to do much. You can tell he has Fury’s respects as Fury gave him a mean stare an Wallin just smiled. (Wallin 10-9)
12:13 a.m.: Quite the entrance for Fury. Coming out dancing to with a mariachi band in tow. It took Fury a little over five minutes to finally get to the ring. Will the fight even last that long?
Midnight: It is now time for the main event of the evening as lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury battles Otto Wallin. Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) looks for his second win of 2019, as he easily disposed of Tom Schwarz in June. Wallin (20-0, one no-contest, 13 KOs) looks for his first victory of the year after going to a no-contest against Nick Kisner in April.
Expect a walk in the part for Fury. But in boxing, you can never say never. That is why you fight.
Emanuel Navarrate thrashes Miguel Elorde to retain WBO title
11:41 p.m.: Navarrate def. Elorde by TKO at 0:26 of the fourth round to defend his WBO junior featherweight championship.
After nearly being finished in the third, Elorde came out attacking Navarrate and unloaded the kitchen sink. Navarrate walked through the shots with relative ease and unloaded a series of heavy shots himself, including a vicious right hand to force the referee to step in and call the fight.
You can say it was a good stoppage but the referee and Elorde’s corner should have put an end to the massacre before the start of the fourth round. That’s how fighters get severely injured. Hopefully, Elorde will be OK.
11:35 p.m.: Navarrate nearly sent Elorde packing at the end of the third. He connected on a right hand followed by blistering left hook that almost put Elorde through the ropes. It was considered a knockdown because the ropes protected Elorde. Why is he coming out for the fourth round? Why lead the lamb to slaughter?
11:32 p.m.: Navarrate almost put Elorde away in the second round. Elorde landed a body shot and Navarrate followed up with a left hook and then a sharp left uppercut to stagger Elorde. Give Elorde credit. He hung in there and continued to fight.
11:25 p.m.: It is time for the main card and the co-main event of Fury vs. Wallin, as Emanuel Navarrete puts his WBO junior featherweight title on the line against Juan Miguel Elorde. Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) returns to defends his championship for the second time in 28 days. Yes, you read that correctly. The 24-year-old defeated Francisco De Vaca by third-round TKO on Aug. 17. His ,promoter Bob Arum, asked him after the fight if he’d be willing to compete on Saturday. Navarrete immediately accepted the offer.
Elorde (28-1, 15 KOs) fights for a world title for the first time. He comes in having won 17 consective fights with 11 wins by stoppage.
How will Navarrete handle the quick turnaround? Can Elorde rise up in the biggest opportunity of his career?
11:03 p.m.: Jose Zepeda def. Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 97-93). Not the most entertaining fight but a good win for Zepeda. He needed a win in the worst way. He got off to a good start by going to the body, fell off a bit in the middle rounds but came back for a solid final two rounds to win for the first time in three fights.
10:57 p.m.: Where was this action in the previous 11 rounds? Both guys were going for it and showing the fans who they are really are. A close fight to score, but it should go to Zepeda.
10:53 p.m.: I don’t know why Zepeda and Pedraza are touching gloves after the 11th round. They have nearly put the crowd to sleep.
10:40 p.m.: Very surprised by the lack of action. Both guys appear content to be fighting on the outside.
10:15 p.m.: The final preliminary bout of Fury vs. Wallin features Jose Zepeda taking on Jose Pedraza in junior welterweight action. After a narrow majority decision loss to unified champion Jose Ramirez, Zepeda (30-2, two no-contests, 25 KOs) went to a no-contest with Eleazar Valenzuela in May. Pedraza (26-2, 13 KOs), a two-division champion, rebounded from his December loss to pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko to stop Ines Antonio Lozada Torres.
A fun fight that should whet the appetite for the main card.
10:02 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Fury vs. Wallin. Sit back, relax and grab the refreshments for what should be an exciting night of action.
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin undercard results
- Carlos Cuadras def. Jose Maria Cardenas by majority decision; junior bantamweights.
- Issac Lowe def. Ruben Garcia Hernandez by unanimous decision (78-74, 77-75, 77-75); junior lightweights.
- Gabriel Flores Jr. def. Miguel Angel Aispuro by unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54); lightweights.
- Iskander Kharsan def Isidro Ochoa by TKO at 3:00 of the fifth round; super bantamweights.
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin fight card
|Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin||Heavyweight||Lineal|
|Emanuel Navarrete vs. Juan Miguel Elorde||Jr. featherweight||WBO|
|Jose Pedraza vs. Jose Zepeda||Jr. welterweight||…|
|Carlos Cuadras vs. Jose Maria Cardenas||Jr. bantamweight||…|
|Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Miguel Angel Perez Aispuro||Lightweight||…|
|Felix Valera vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy||Light heavyweight||…|
|Isaac Lowe vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez||Jr. lightweight||…|
|Isidro Ochoa vs. Iskander Kharsan||Jr. featherweight||…|
|Guido Vianello vs. Cassius Anderson||Heavyweight||…|
|Abraham Martinez vs. Kevin Johnson||Welterweight||…|
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