“He Can Knock Anybody Out”- Otto Wallin Weighs in on Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Published 05/03/2020, 12:30 PM EDT


Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder is the next big fight that all boxing fans are looking forward to. The two fighters were initially looking to take on each other at the MGM Grand on July 18th. However, the Coronavirus epidemic comes as a complication. Fury’s former opponent, Otto Wallin, in a recent interview with SecondsOut talks about the upcoming fight.

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A fight early this year saw Fury bulldoze over Wilder and bag a win via TKO at the MGM Grand. Fury’s skill, fight IQ and size dwarfed Wilder that night. Forcing the Former world champion and Wilder’s long-time trainer Mark Breland to throw in the towel in the 7th round.

Following his loss, Wilder exercised his right to a rematch almost immediately. And Wallin feels the Bronze Bomber has his work cut out for him if he is hoping to tip the scales in his favor.

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However, Wallin goes on to put some respect on the killer punch that Wilder carries. The Swedish boxer admits that fighters taking on Deontay Wilder run the risk of him knocking them out throughout the fight.

“He’s always going to be dangerous because he has that big punch. So he can knock anybody out. And he can knock Fury out as well,” admits Wallin as he issues a warning against messing with Wilder’s explosive punch.

Otto Wallin Backs Tyson Fury

“I think it’s going to be very difficult for Wilder. He’s 34 years old. And I think he lacks some fundamentals. And that’s not easy to pick up at that age,” claims Otto Wallin as he explains why the fight won’t be a cakewalk for Wilder.

Watching a former long time champion getting outclassed in that manner is a rather abnormal sight. Therefore, on the heels of a performance as disappointing as the one he produced against Tyson Fury, it is imperative for Wilder to re-establish himself and buck up ahead of his next fight.

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“Fury is going to be a big favorite to me. I think that he’s discovering some new sides of himself now with his new trainer. That seemed to be a good move for him, especially against Wilder. I think that Fury is going to be a big favorite to win that fight,” said the southpaw as he maintains that Fury is the crowd favorite and his favorite as well.

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However, what stands out about Wilder’s ability is that he can catch his opponents with his fist out of nowhere. One minute they’re thinking that the fight is going their way and in the next, they’re laying flat across the canvas without their wits about them. Which is what Fury should remain wary of.

Who do you think will come out on top?

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