Fury vs Wallin ref compared to ‘a local butcher’ with fans in shock at state of blood-stained official after brutal contest – The Sun

BOXING referee Tony Weeks was compared to a "local butcher" after taking charge of Tyson Fury's win over Otto Wallin.

The man in the middle stepped out of the ring after 12 brutal rounds with his shirt stained by blood.

Fury suffered a shocking gash above his right eye in the third round, causing blood to pour down his face for the remainder of the fight.

The Gypsy King, 31, also had his eyelid slit during the bout, while his Swedish opponent also suffered a blooded nose late on.

And after 36 minutes of heavyweight boxing, both fighters unsurprisingly finished with blood smeared across their bodies, shorts and gloves.

But Weeks was also splattered after having to get involved throughout – especially when Wallin landed a swipe on Fury's gash after the bell.

However, Weeks' stained shirt was nowhere near as bad as after the Badou Jack vs Marcus Browne fight he refereed in January.

Plenty were amazed by how Weeks ended up – but many shared the photo from January where the arms of his shirt were saturated in blood.

One person wrote on Twitter: "This isn’t my local butcher. It’s the ref from the Fury fight tonight."

Another said: "Holy moly..!!! You know it was an epic fight when the referee looks like this."

And a third added: "If the ref looks like this after a boxing match, you know you’ve just watched one hell of a great match."

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