Despite the loss, there were happy tones in Otto Wallin's changing room after the match against Tyson Fury.
Suddenly, the world star stormed in to hug the Swede and pay tribute to his efforts.
- I want to thank Otto for a fantastic coward. I have always said that you should never underestimate anyone but instead show all respect, says Fury to SVT Sport and continues:
- He gave me a good match and should be proud of his efforts. Sweden should be proud of him. He took many blows from me, both to the body and the head.
What do you think is waiting for him next in his career?
- He has a bright future. He is a good left-boxer who is difficult to meet. He can really box and is also a tough guy.Fury: "I have to sew 40 stitches"
Wallin opened a big wound above Fury's right eye early in the match.
"The doctor says I have to sew 40 stitches," says the British.
After taking a picture with Wallin, the former world champion went to the hospital to take care of the wound, and therefore never showed up at the press conference after the gala.