“Joshua Is a Dangerous Guy!” – Otton Wallin Predicts Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

Published 05/03/2020, 11:20 AM EDT


Who will win a match between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury? You may have heard many self-proclaimed experts give their predictions. While there are many “expert opinions” available online, very few people have experience of dealing with both men.

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Otto Wallin—a Swedish professional heavyweight boxer with a record of 20-1-0, 1NC—has fought Fury as well as Joshua.

Wallin vs Joshua

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Wallin fought Joshua twice in his amateur career; he lost both matches (via talkSPORT). In 2016, Joshua brought in Wallin as a sparring partner before his first-ever title match against Charles Martin.

Wallin vs Fury

Wallin’s relationship with Fury needs no explanation. The duo collided on 14 September 2019. The fight saw Wallin open up a huge cut over Fury’s eye. Although the bout ended in a unanimous decision victory for Fury, Wallin put up a valiant effort.

Otto Wallin gives his verdict on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

Based on Wallin’s experience, it is safe to say that he can provide valuable insights on the matchup.

In an interview with SecondsOut, Wallin said:

“(If) I gotta say right now, I think Fury is the best. Joshua, if they fight, I think it’s gonna be a great fight you know. Joshua (is) a dangerous guy, big puncher. So anything can happen. I think Fury has a lot of tools, he’s a good boxer and his boxing skills can make it hard for Joshua.”

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Joshua vs Fury would be a barn burner. However, the duo won’t be fighting anytime soon. Joshua’s next opponent will be the IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev. Fury, on the other hand, will face Deontay Wilder for the third time.

As of now, both fights hang in the balance due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Only when Fury and Joshua can claim victories over their respective opponents, talks of a mega-fight between the two will move ahead.

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Furthermore, Wallin expressed his desire to return to the ring. The Swedish boxer has not fought since his fight with Fury as he is dealing with a foot injury. He named Lucas Browne as an ideal opponent for his comeback.

“He’s not at his peak anymore but I will say ‘solid and dangerous,’ “ Wallin said.

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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