Dillian Whyte Addresses the Backlash From Otto Wallin’s Manager Regarding His Pull Out From the Fight

Published 10/29/2021, 6:15 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Dereck Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte was all set to enter a mammoth boxing encounter with Otto Wallin on October 30. However, as the Brit pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury, it left the fans distraught. Many wanted to see Whyte go up against the stout Wallin, who is one of the most terrifying fighters in the heavyweight roster. However, now this fight is off the cards.

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Wallin’s manager, Dmitriy Salita, was and is still keen on rescheduling this fight because the winner will earn a title shot against Tyson Fury. However, ‘The Body Snatcher’ isn’t really looking forward to fighting Wallin. In his recent interaction with iFL TV, he addressed the entire situation.

Whyte said, “I can understand he upset, but this is boxing. I’d get ready, I’ve done two camps of Povetkin and he canceled the fight. One time, he canceled seven days before. Remember, the second after the rematch I was training, they can say seven days before. ‘I got COVID’, no report, no nothing. I got COVID. Why am I going to say Ah, yeah? He just said he got COVID.”

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“And then the second time, I trained two weeks before the fight, he canceled again. That camp alone cost me 500,000, both the camps.”

In his above comments, Whyte stayed assertive on one juncture, i.e. fight cancelations do take place and there’s no need to hype the same immensely. Moreover, he even shed some light on his past scenarios with Alexander Povetkin and how much it cost him.

Where does Dillian Whyte go from here?

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It seems unlikely that Whyte will lock horns with Otto Wallin in the coming few months. As a result, there’s only one thing left in the bag for ‘The Body Snatcher’. A title shot against the undefeated Tyson Fury.

‘The Body Snatcher’ has been assertive about getting a shot towards the glory. That said, he and his team would do everything possible to lock horns with ‘The Gypsy King’ by early 2022.

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With that, the roadway ahead of Dillian Whyte is filled with challenges. And it’ll be interesting to see how the WBC mandatory overcomes the same.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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