Otto Wallin has stepped in the ring with the best that the heavyweight division has to offer in the past, as he pushed Tyson Fury to the brink. However, the Swedish heavyweight isn’t giving up hope of competing against Fury again in the future.
His promoter has claimed that the heavyweight is looking to fight in the US again soon, which he believes will strengthen his claim to challenge for the world title. Talks about a potential opponent are still ongoing, but a new name has now been added to the mix.
Boxing News: Whyte Keen On American Fight
Dillian Whyte will still be riding a wave at present after comprehensively beating Alexander Povetkin this past weekend. The two heavyweights clashed for the second time in London on Saturday evening, with Whyte producing one of his very best career performances to stop the Russian in round five. Eddie Hearn has hinted that Whyte may look to continue to fight instead of waiting for his title opportunity, and has muted that a fight in the United States could be something that interests him.
Wallin’s promoter has encouraged the move to the US, and has even stated that a fight between the two heavyweights could be something that interests Wallin. Hearn revealed that Whyte will be looking to get back into the ring as soon as possible, and that summer date could be something that they are working towards.
Boxing News: Wallin vs Whyte Possible
Wallin has been on the comeback trail since his defeat against Fury in September 2019. That defeat remains the only one that he has suffered during his career, but it was a fight that put him on the map. Since that fight, he has been in the ring with much better fighters that he was previously, and the Swede has looked unfazed with the challenges put in front of him.
Wallin returned from the defeat against Fury with a TKO victory in round five against Travis Kauffman, before recently beating former world title contender Dominic Breazeale by unanimous decision earlier this year. Another step up in opposition is what the Swede will be looking for now, and Whyte could be the ideal opponent. Whyte avenged only his second career defeat with victory over Povetkin, and a fight against Wallin could be something that would appeal to him while he waits for his mandatory title opportunity.