Tyson Fury escaped Las Vegas with a victory on Saturday but was sent to hospital because of a bloody cut that completely stained the referee's shirt.
While the British heavyweight waits for his lucrative rematch against Deontay Wilder, tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, he has been keeping active.
He beat Tom Schwarz with ease as he knocked the German out in just two rounds earlier in the summer, but was made to labor for his win against Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin this weekend.
This is because Wallin opened a cut in the third round that was so bad it left Fury's face a bloody mess, and the referee Tony Weeks needing a change of shirt.
Yahoo Sports fight reporter Kevin Iole tweeted that Fury was absent from the post-fight press conference as he was taken to hospital. This was confirmed by BT Sport, which broadcast the event in the UK.
See the impact of the cut below:
Fury did enough to win a unanimous decision with ringside scores of 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.
He then reiterated his desire to fight Wilder next, the American he outboxed but was knocked down twice by, in a disputed draw in 2018.
On the ESPN broadcast, Fury said: "Deontay Wilder … I want you next, bum!"
He added: "That is my fifth fight back, and puts me in good stead for the big boy, the 'Bronze Bomber,' the big dosser. He's next, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, enjoy myself, and get some time to relax with my family."