Otto Wallin Targeting a Fight with Dillian Whyte in US

Published 04/01/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


The Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin has made his stand clear on fighting the top-ranked heavyweights from hereon. He last touched gloves with the veteran, Dominic Breazeale, and scored a gratifying unanimous decision win.

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Moving ahead, he now wants a shot at big cheese heavyweights that might further assist him to fight for the heavyweight strap. In fact, he has an opponent in mind already in the form of Dillian Whyte.

Recently, Wallin’s promoter, Dmitriy Salita, was in a chat with Sky Sports. He spilled some beans on targeting a bout with ‘The Body Snatcher’ in the US in the coming few months.

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He said, “That could be an interesting encounter.”

“Otto is staying active and moving towards a world heavyweight title. If Dillian Whyte is in the way, we will definitely explore that possibility.”

“Otto has proved his world-class abilities in his fight versus Fury, and in the near future can be ready for Joshua and Whyte.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Whyte recently won his rematch against Alexander Povetkin last weekend. He finished the Russian in round 4 of the fight and even claimed the WBC interim heavyweight belt.

With this win, the Brit aligned himself for a shot towards the heavyweight world title, but until and unless ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ fight each other to determine the undisputed heavyweight king, Whyte won’t be handed a title fight against either of the two.

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Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin – can it really happen?

Wallin is free to take any and everyone from the heavyweight roster, but that isn’t the case for Dillian Whyte.

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‘The Body Snatcher’ is hungry to fight for the heavyweight world title, but with the prevailing situation for the heavyweight title, he will have to take any other resilient opponent to make his chances viable for a title shot again.

Also, the ex-WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, is in the picture as a potential opponent for Dillian Whyte’s next fight. That said, Whyte will look to fight the Alabama native instead of an unranked contender as Otto Wallin for now.

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Yet, it will be interesting to see how things play out in the big men’s division for both Wallin and Whyte in the coming period. The latter could opt to bide his time as his eagerness to stay active saw him suffer a defeat to Povetkin in 2020.

What do you derive from the current scenario going on in the heavyweight landscape?

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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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