Tyson Fury is ‘healing pretty quickly’ but it remains unclear whether he will recover from his two cuts in time for a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder on their scheduled February 22 date.
'The Gypsy King' required over 40 stitches after his brutal, bloody fight with unbeaten Swede Otto Wallin in September.
Plans for the British heavyweight to challenge WBC king Wilder again next year have been thrown into serious doubt after Fury required over 40 stitches above his right eye during last month's tough points win over Wallin in Las Vegas.
Fury has since posted a video on social media, showing that all 47 stitches have been removed from the cuts, but trainer Ben Davison could not give a timescale on his heavyweight's recovery.
"There's lots of people involved there," Davison told Sky Sports. "In terms of the cut, on Tyson's behalf, what I would say is I'm not an expert in that field, so I couldn't really make too much of a comment there.
"Obviously Tyson is a fighter. As long as he's 100 per cent, he's willing to fight. He's shown that time and time again.
"In terms of Wilder being ready, the broadcasters wanting it on that date, I couldn't comment there. In terms of the cut, like I say, I'm not an expert in that field, so we'll have to wait and see."
The former world champion's unbeaten record appeared to be in jeopardy when referee Tony Weeks ruled that a punch had caused the initial cut, meaning that Wallin would have been awarded victory if the fight had been stopped. But gypsy warrior Fury battled his way to a unanimous decision win and Davison remains optimistic that he will return soon.
Asked if that was the most severe cut he had seen, Davison replied: "Yeah, for sure. Two of them as well.
"To be honest with you, I think the whole world is looking at Joshua-Ruiz, and I don't think anything will happen until that fight takes place, because you've got Joshua, Ruiz who's with the PBC and Al Haymon, so is Deontay Wilder.
"If Ruiz beats Joshua, they'll be looking to make that fight, an undisputed fight, but obviously if Joshua wins, that throws everything out and who can rule out Joshua against Tyson Fury at Wembley next summer?"