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    TYSON FURY's ex-rival Otto Wallin wants to be Anthony Joshua's return fight to heavyweight boxing. Southpaw Wallin, 32, has only one loss on his professional record, and that came to WBC champion Fury back in 2019. 2Wallin lost to Fury but gave the Gypsy King a nasty cut above his right eyeCredit: AP:Associated Press 2Wallin would like to fight Joshua on his return fightCredit: AFP He has 24 wins, with four of those coming after his only defeat. Two-time former unified world heavyweight champion Joshua, 33, is eyeing a boxing comeback this year following his rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua first lost his belts to the Ukrainian in 2021, with Usyk winning by unanimous decision. Last summer's rematch in Saudi Arabia was a closer contest, however, it still ended in defeat for the Brit. Sky Sports were told that Australian heavyweight Demsey McKeanis in talks to fight Joshua. McKeanis, 32, is unbeaten but Wallin's promoter Dmitry Salita maintains that Joshua must come back against a credible opponent. Salita told Sky Sports: "We will see how serious Joshua is about...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA is in talks to face Otto Wallin as part of a three-fight plan for 2023, according to the Swede's promoter. AJ, 33, has been out of the ring since August when he lost his second fight against Oleksandr Usyk. 2Anthony Joshua could face Otto Wallin in his next fight this springCredit: PA 2Wallin fought Tyson Fury in 2019 and seriously threatened the Gypsy KingCredit: Reuters Talks over a British showdown with Tyson Fury in December collapsed. And now the Watford ace is set to return to competitive action in April before a likely rematch with Dillian Whyte and then either Fury or Deontay Wilder in a mouthwatering end to the year. His promoter Eddie Hearn revealed there were "three or four opponents" Joshua could face next. And Wallin's counterpart Dmitry Salita revealed his Swedish heavyweight could be AJ's next challenge. Salita told Ice36 Live Casino: "Eddie Hearn and I have discussed Otto and Joshua potentially taking place and I'm waiting to see if an offer will materialise. "Eddie's talking about a three-fight plan for AJ in...
    OTTO WALLIN versus Anthony Joshua is the “perfect fight” for both stars, says the Swede’s promoter. Wallin, 32, left Tyson Fury needing 47 stitches in their 2019 bloodbath in a bout that raised his profile despite suffering defeat via points. 3Eddie Hearn is currently searching for Anthony Joshua's next opponentCredit: PA 3Otto Wallin's promoter is adamant his man is the ideal opponent for AJCredit: Getty Since then the heavyweight has racked up four-straight victories in between a cancelled bout with Dillian Whyte. Rydell Booker was his last victim in May as he recorded a unanimous decision victory. Wallin would love a rematch with Fury, who is now the WBC champion, but the Gypsy King is instead closing in on a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk. That has led to claims that talks are underway with Eddie Hearn over a potential showdown with fellow Brit boxer AJ. Joshua, 33, is expected to return in March after suffering back-to-back setbacks against Usyk and Hearn is in the process of matching him with an opponent. Now Wallin's promoter, Dmitry Salita, has explained why...
    EDDIE HEARN held talks with Otto Wallin's promoter over a fight for Anthony Joshua's boxing return. AJ and Hearn are plotting their next step after the two-time heavyweight champion took some time away from the ring. 3Otto Wallin is being offered as an opponent to fight Anthony Joshua in 2023Credit: Getty 3Anthony Joshua pictured with promoter Eddie HearnCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing A rematch with Dillian Whyte has been mentioned while a super-fight with Deontay Wilder remains on the cards. Whyte, 34, recently edged past American Jermaine Franklin, 29, in a disputed majority decision win. Franklin's promoter Dmitriy Salita took trip to the UK as a chance to pitch his other client, Wallin, as an alternate option for AJ. Salita told SunSport: "I had discussions with Eddie about Otto for a significant amount of time and as late as last week. "From what I understand it’s really up to AJ. I believe he wants to place himself back in the heavyweight picture. "Both Otto and AJ want a shot at Fury. By the numbers...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has vowed to take on a tough test for his comeback bout - but didn't name Tyson Fury as a possible opponent. Heavyweight star Joshua is set to return to the ring in 2023 as he battles his mental demons following back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk. 4Anthony Joshua is set to return to the ring in 2023Credit: Getty 4A mouthwatering rematch with Dillian Whyte could be on the cardsCredit: Jamie McPhilimey The Watford warrior had been in talks with Fury about a mega December dust up but negotiations failed to get over the line. The 33-year-old is set to meet Eddie Hearn in Abu Dhabi this week to determine how and when he will return. One potential fight is a mouthwatering rematch with Dillian Whyte, who was brutally knocked out by Fury in April. The pair have previous, with AJ KO'ing Whyte in a grudge bout back in 2015. Read More In BoxingABU-T TIME AJ set for talks in Abu Dhabi this week to decide when he makes boxing return Other possible opponents include Swedish contender Otto Wallin...
    OTTO WALLIN wants to fight Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Joseph Parker to cement his place within the heavyweight division's elite. Wallin pushed Fury all the way in 2019, causing a 47-stitch gash but eventually losing on points. 3Tyson Fury with Otto Wallin before their 2019 fightCredit: Getty 3Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker in 2018Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd He also twice boxed Joshua in the amateurs and spent some time sparring together in 2015. It leaves the Swede confident he can compete amongst the best in the world, including ex-WBO champion Parker, 30. Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita told Sky Sports: "Otto fought in the UK this year. His goal is to get a rematch with Tyson Fury and to fight Anthony Joshua. "Tyson is fighting obviously against (Derek) Chisora in December, but Joshua seems to be in flux. Otto wants to keep busy with significant fights. READ MORE IN BOXINGOLEK AT THAT Usyk gives Fury taste of his own medicine with deadline for title blockbuster "Joseph Parker is a good opponent for Otto to fight...
    OTTO WALLIN has insisted he is a better opponent for Anthony Joshua to fight in his return than Dillian Whyte. Joshua, 33, is taking a break from boxing to mentally recover following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, 35. 3Otto Wallin insisted he is a better opponent for Anthony Joshua to fight than Dillian WhyteCredit: Getty 3Anthony Joshua is taking a break to mentally recover from losses to Oleksandr UsykCredit: PA And his promoter Eddie Hearn has named Wallin along with Whyte as potential names to face upon his comeback. The Swede twice boxed and lost to Joshua in the amateurs and pushed Tyson Fury, 34, all the way in their 2019 bout. And with Whyte, 34, having already been knocked out by AJ in 2015, Wallin, 31, believes he stands out above the British contender. He Rekatochklart: “I think it’s positive that my name is being mentioned but I would like to be the frontrunner. READ MORE IN BOXINGNO JOSHING AROUND Joshua could face Wilder in his return as Hearn reveals talks with rivals...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA is reportedly in talks to face Tyson Fury's former opponent Otto Wallin. The Brit, 32, suffered a second defeat in a row and third of his professional career back in August when Oleksandr Usyk defeated him in their rematch in Saudi Arabia. 3Joshua is expected to return to the ring in DecemberCredit: Getty 3Wallin's only defeat in 25 professional bouts came against FuryCredit: Getty Joshua's loss left him without any world heavyweight title belts as Usyk retained his IBF, WBA and WBO straps, while Fury holds the WBC. Yet despite his poor bargaining position, AJ was surprisingly offered the chance to fight Fury in an all-British clash on December 3. Joshua agreed to a 60/40 split in favour of The Gypsy King, but negotiations then broke down after Fury set a deadline for the fight to be signed. When it wasn't, he declared he was moving on to other opponents. READ MORE IN BOXINGALL FOUR IT Fury refuses to rule out FOURTH fight with Wilder if Usyk unification collapses Fury now appears set to take on Derek Chisora...
    TYSON FURY'S former rival Otto Wallin wants to fight Anthony Joshua this year after the Brit's loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday. AJ failed to get the better of Usyk over the course of 12 rounds which the Ukrainian won with a split decision. 2Tyson Fury's ex-rival Otto Wallin wants to fight Anthony Joshua this year following the Brit's loss to Oleksandr UsykCredit: Getty 2Wallin reckons defeating AJ can earn him a rematch with FuryCredit: Getty And Swedish slugger Wallin - who took on Fury in 2019 - feels it makes sense for AJ to face him in December. Fury just about managed to see Wallin off after 12 rounds by a unanimous decision following their blood fest in Las Vegas. And Wallin, 31, reckons the British public knows he's got the credentials to take on Joshua, who he views as the ideal route to a rematch with the Gypsy King. However, AJ previously took on Wallin twice as an amateur - and won both times. READ MORE IN BOXINGFURY'S HEARTBREAK Fury shares emotional vid in tribute to cousin after...
    TYSON FURY's proposed trilogy fight with Derek Chisora "won't be a competitive" bout. Fury, 33, recently came out of retirement to pursue a third showdown with his old rival later this year. 4Tyson Fury is closing in on a shock trilogy fight with Derek ChisoraCredit: THE SUN 4The Gypsy King has ended his retirement to throw down with Chisora againCredit: Getty 4Former foe Otto Wallin has slammed the prospect fo Fury fighting Chisora againCredit: AP 4The Swede is desperate to have a rematch with the WBC heavyweight championCredit: REUTERS The Gypsy King boxed Chisora from pillar to post in their July 2011 and November 2014 clashes, so much so a third fight has been lambasted by former foe Otto Wallin. The Swede told Lord Ping: "It’s simply not a competitive fight [between Fury and Chisora]. "Fury has already beaten Chisora twice and once stopped him. You can’t compare my fight with Fury with Chisora's two fights." Wallin, 31, gave Fury a real run for his money in their Las Vegas showdown in 2019 and left the Brit with a horrific...
    OTTO WALLIN is hoping to fight the returning Deontay Wilder. Swede Wallin, who gave Tyson Fury 47 stitches in his 2019 loss, beat Rydell Booker in a keep-busy bout. 3Otto Wallin is hoping to fight the returning Deontay WilderCredit: Getty 3Deontay Wilder confirmed he will return to boxingCredit: Rex It comes with the status of the WBC belt still up in the air after Fury announced his retirement. But the British heavyweight legend has not been stripped of the title amid hopes he could make a U-turn. Meanwhile, Wilder, 36, confirmed he will make a boxing comeback having not fought since defeat to Fury, 33, in October 2021. And Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita wants to see the contender fight the Bronze Bomber. READ MORE IN BOXING'A WAVE OFF' Wilder defiantly claims he 'knocked Fury out' and won their fight 'hands down' Salita told BoxingScene: “I think Otto would love to fight Deontay Wilder if Deontay Wilder. “I think that’s a great fight that makes a lot of sense because Otto gave Tyson Fury...
    OTTO WALLIN'S promoter Dmitriy Salita insists the Swedish southpaw is "more than ready" to challenge Deontay Wilder for the WBC title if Tyson Fury vacates the belt. The Gypsy King announced his retirement from boxing following his sixth round knockout victory against Dillian Whyte on April 23. 2Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin is pushing for a world title shot should Tyson Fury vacate the WBC beltCredit: Getty 2Deontay Wilder has been named as a possible opponent for WallinCredit: Reuters And he took to social media on Friday morning to state he is "very happy and content being retired" as he enjoyed a four-mile run. Though the 33-year-old has yet to officially inform the WBC that he plans to vacate the heavyweight belt. It has been stated he will hold talks with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman next week with the governing body keen to discuss his future. Should Fury indeed vacate his strap, Salita has stressed Wallin is desperate to land a world title shot. READ MORE IN BOXINGNO WEIGH Tyson Fury snubbed from Ring Magazine's top 10 P4P fighters following retirement Wallin, who...
    OTTO WALLIN is ready to step in and fight Anthony Joshua if Oleksandr Usyk is out of the equation. Usyk dethroned AJ of the WBA, IBF and WBO unified titles with a 12-round masterclass last September. 6Otto Wallin, who fought Tyson Fury in 2019, is ready to step in and fight Anthony JoshuaCredit: AP:Associated Press 6Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua in September and was set for a rematchCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing The pair are signed to an immediate rematch but the Ukrainian, 35, has bravely taken up arms to defend his nation in the war against Russia. Joshua, 32, has respected Usyk's situation which could see their rematch shelved. And both he and promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed they will be open to an interim bout in the meantime if needed. It leaves a thin list of potential southpaw substitutes, but Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita has already put his name forward to Hearn. And the Swede believes he resembles Usyk far more than lefties Charles Martin, who Joshua has already beaten, or Luis Ortiz...
    JOHN FURY claims Dillian Whyte pulled out of his fight with Otto Wallin after hearing what he said about the Swede. Whyte, 33, had been set to fight Otto Wallin at the end of last month in a fight which would have played a factor in who fought Fury next. 3Fury claims Whyte listened to him talk up Wallin and backed out of the fight throughCredit: INSTAGRAM: GYPSYJOHNFURY_ 3Whyte's fight with John's son Tyson is set to be ordered next week.Credit: GETTY IMAGES But the Brit reportedly suffered an injury during his training camp in Portugal. And now the mandatory contender will get to skip past Wallin and fight Fury's WBC heavyweight champion Tyson - which is set to be ordered next week. Fury claims Whyte pulled out of the fight with Wallin after hearing him talk up how dangerous the 30-year-old is. He exclusively told BT Sport: "Dillian Whyte has pulled out from Otto Wallin. "You know why? He listened to what I said. He's thought 'hang on a minute. John knows his stuff, I'm not fighting Wallin. I'm going to...
    DILLIAN WHYTE may finally get his well deserved shot at the heavyweight world title. The British contender was the WBC No1 ranked challenger for over 1,000 days without getting his crack at their famous green and gold belt. 6Dillian Whyte may finally get his well deserved shot at the heavyweight world title.Credit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing Whyte was due to defend his status as WBC mandatory against Otto Wallin, until he suffered a shoulder injury and was withdrawn by doctors. The governing body have received proof of the injury and could now be ready to call Fury to fight his long-time rival. But the Gyspy King's promoter Frank Warren said it will down to the champion who he fights next, meaning Whyte could need back up alternatives, and here SunSport runs down his full list of options. Tyson Fury If all goes to plan - which is not always the case in boxing - Whyte will be mandated by the WBC to fight Fury. Technically, he is a free agent but has been promoted...
    DILLIAN WHYTE has revealed that he 'begged' his team to let him inject his shoulder with morphine to get his fight with Otto Wallin on. The Brit reportedly suffered an injury during his training camp in Portugal. 1Dillian Whyte was keen to get his bout with Otto Wallin onCredit: Reuters Whyte, 33, had been sent to fight Wallin before finally getting a shot at WBC gold against Tyson Fury. But the Body Snatcher is now set to bypass the frustrated Swede into a title shot. Addressing claims that the timing of his injury was 'convenient', Whyte said: "We need to put some respect on my name. Listen, I’ll fight anyone; I don’t care. "I’m always willing to go and ready to fight, but my injury, I tried to make the fight." On what he'd been willing to do get his fight with Wallin on, he then added: "I begged my team to put some morphine in my shoulder to numb it for three or four rounds and go in there and give it hell. "But they said, ‘Don’t be...
    BOXING is set for a brilliant few months of ring action with some of the biggest names in the sport in action - including Canelo Alvare and Terence Crawford lacing up their gloves. Check out SunSport's extensive boxing schedule for 2021 below... Full boxing schedule 2021  ???? DAZN (UK & US) ???? ????October 30, ???????? London, England Chantelle Cameron vs Mary McGree (10 rounds - super-lightweight, WBC title) Alen Babic vs Eric Molina (10 rounds - heavyweight) Craig Richards vs Marek Matyja (10 rounds - light-heavyweight) Ellie Scotney vs Eva Cantos (8 rounds - super-bantamweight) 3 ???? Fox PPV (US) ???? ????November 6 ???????? Las Vegas, Nevada Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant (12 rounds -super middleweight, WBC/WBO/WBA/IBF titles) Anthony Dirrell vs Marcos Hernandez – (12 rounds - super-middleweight) Rey Vargas vs Leonardo Baez – (10 rounds - super bantamweight) Elvis Rodriguez vs Juan Pablo Romero – (10 rounds - super-lightweight)  ???? DAZN (UK & US) ???? ????November 13 ???????? Sheffield, England Kid Galahad vs Kiko Martinez (12 rounds - featherweight, IBF title) Terri Harper...
    DILLIAN WHYTE hit out at Otto Wallin and promoter Dmitriy Salita for crying 'like babies' after the cancelation of their fight.  Wallin said he has lost out on up to £18,000 in training costs after the British contender pulled out of their scheduled O2 headliner this Saturday. 2Dillian Whyte was forced to withdraw from his fight with Otto Wallin with a shoulder injuryCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing 2Otto Wallin said he has lost out on up to £18,000 in training costsCredit: Getty But Whyte has claimed he spent £150,000 himself and will now turn his attention on instead fighting WBC champion Tyson Fury upon his return. He told BBC Five Live's Boxing podcast: "This is a no-brainer. Tyson Fury is considered the best heavyweight ever. "So fight him or fight somebody who doesn't even know how to speak properly. "All he does is cry. Him and Salita cry like babies. Crying he's lost £15,000 on training camp. I spent ten times the amount of that on training camp." Whyte was withdrawn from the bout after a doctor examination proved him unfit to...
    LONDON (AP) — British heavyweight Dillian Whyte wants his next fight to be against Tyson Fury for the world title instead of rescheduling his canceled bout with Otto Wallin. Whyte last week pulled out of his scheduled fight with Wallin this Saturday, citing a shoulder injury. Whyte holds the WBC interim title and is next in line to fight Fury, the WBC champion who retained his belt by beating Deontay Wilder this month to complete their trilogy. Asked if he will fight Fury in early 2022, Whyte told the BBC: “That’ll be the plan.” Wallin and his promoter, Dmitriy Salita, are pushing for the fight against Whyte to be rescheduled, with the Swedish boxer wanting an independent doctor to look at whether the British heavyweight’s injury is genuine. In a statement to The Associated Press, Salita called on the WBC to “make a fair decision relating to this fight and for boxing fans worldwide.” “Otto Wallin vs. Whyte should be rescheduled,” he said. “Whyte should not be allowed to forego the fight with Otto and fight Fury next as a...
    OTTO WALLIN has been left devastated with the cancelation of his fight with Dillian Whyte - and faces the £18,000 spent training for it going down the drain. The Swede was set to face Whyte this Saturday, with the winner going on to then challenge for Tyson Fury's WBC crown. 1Otto Wallin estimates he spent up to £18,000 training to fight Dillian Whyte But with his bags packed ready for the airport, Wallin was given the news not to travel after being told the fight could be off. Whyte, 32, sustained a shoulder injury and after a medical examination was withdrawn from the bout. In a virtual press conference to discuss the development, Wallin revealed he spent around £10,000-£18,000 in training costs, preparing in New York. And his promoter fears it is not only money now going to waste, but also damage on the body after an almost full and gruelling camp. Dmitriy Salita told SunSport: "Well besides the money, he had other fight opportunities on the table and he choose to take this...
    DILLIAN WHYTE admits he is ready to shelve his fight against Otto Wallin in order to chase a WBC title clash with Tyson Fury. Whyte was forced to axe his ‘interim’ bout with Wallin on October 30 after injuring his shoulder. 2Dillian Whyte is ready to drop his bout against Otto Wallin in order to fight Tyson FuryCredit: Getty 2Fury has been ordered to fight the WBC 'interim' champ, currently WhyteCredit: Getty A new date is yet to be announced for the heavyweight grudge match. And in the meantime, Fury remains without an opponent after seeing a potential division unifier against Oleksandr Usyk disappear. The Ukrainian will instead fight Anthony Joshua after the defeated Brit triggered his rematch clause. And Fury has been ordered by the WBC to now defend his crown against the ‘interim’ champion, currently Whyte. And while the ace insists he did not pull the plug on his Wallin battle in order to speed up a showdown against Fury, Whyte admits he won’t hesitate to go after the Gypsy King first should the opportunity present itself. Whyte...
    OTTO WALLIN has called on Dillian Whyte to be examined by an independent doctor. The Brit, 33, was due to face Wallin on October 30. 2Otto Wallin has been left very disappointed by Whyte's withdrawalCredit: Reuters 2Dillian Whyte is next in line to face Tyson FuryCredit: Getty A win could have seen the Swede pinch Whyte's spot as WBC mandatory challenger to champion Tyson Fury. It is understood that they will now try and rearrange the bout as soon as possible after the Body Snatcher pulled out with a shoulder injury. But Whyte could bypass Wallin and face Fury next instead. Upset Wallin, 30, has called on Whyte's injury to be checked, telling Seconds Out Boxing: "They have the right to withdraw from the fight if he’s injured, but they’ve gotta prove the injury. "I’m not saying it’s not real, but please have an independent doctor look at him so we can all know." He then added: "I’m here to fight him, I wanna fight him. He’s been given a lot of credit for fighting tough guys, now he’s gotta...
    DILLIAN WHYTE is trying to save his Halloween nightmare by finding Otto Wallin a terrifying new opponent in Alen 'the Savage' Babic. The 33-year-old Brit banger was scheduled to fight the southpaw Swede at the O2 on October 30 but has been ruled out due to a shoulder injury. 3Alen 'The Savage' Babic could be Fright Whyte Fight Night alternative for Otto WallinCredit: Mark Robinson 3Otto Wallin has been offered Alen Babic as an alternative to Dillian WhyteCredit: Getty Images - Getty Wallin, who slashed a 47-stitch gash into Tyson Fury's eye in 2019, is furious the big-money bout has been canned after spending a fortune on a training camp. So Whyte has offered sparring partner and protege Babic up for a grudge match with the raging visitor. Wallin and promoter Dmitry Salita have been trying to suggest Whyte has faked an injury to avoid the fight. And that's left 30-year-old fans' favourite Babic - who credits Whyte with making him a cult boxing hero - furious and seeking revenge. Wallin initially dismissed Babic as a stand-in opponent, leaving the...
    BOXING is set for a brilliant few months of ring action with some of the biggest names in the sport in action - including Canelo Alvarez, Dillian Whyte and Terence Crawford lacing up their gloves. Check out SunSport's extensive boxing schedule for 2021 below... Full boxing schedule 2021  ???? Sky Sports (UK) ???? ????October 16, ???????? Newcastle, England Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya (12 rounds middleweight, WBO title) Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer (10 rounds - heavyweight) Chris Eubank Jr. vs Wanik Awdijan (10 rounds - middleweight) Lewis Ritson vs Hank Lundy (8 rounds - super-lightweight) 3 ???? Sky Sports (UK) - ESPN (US) ???? ???? October 23, ???????? Atlanta, Georgia Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson (12 - super-featherweight, WBO title) Xander Zayas vs Dan Karpency (6 rounds - super-welterweight) Nico Ali Walsh vs James Westley (4 rounds - middleweight) Evan Holyfield vs Charles Stanford (6 rounds - super-welterweight)  ???? DAZN (UK & US) ???? ????October 30, ???????? London, England Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin (12 rounds - heavyweight) Chantelle Cameron vs Mary McGree...
    OTTO WALLIN and his team will push the WBC to reschedule the Dillian Whyte fight with the hope of getting a rematch against WBC champ Tyson Fury. The Swedish boxer has been left devastated after Whyte picked up an injury in training and the WBC interim title fight on October 30 was called off. 2Dillian Whyte has suffered a shoulder injury in training and is OUT of his interim WBC title fight against Otto WallinCredit: PA 2Wallin caused a fair few problems for Tyson Fury when they fought in 2018Credit: AP:Associated Press That means Whyte is still the mandatory challenger for Fury's iconic green belt that he successfully defended with an 11th-round KO of Deontay Wilder in their trilogy. But Wallin's promoter Dmitriy Salita wants the fight rescheduled as soon as possible - and will take his case to the WBC if necessary. Wallin, 30, gave Fury some hairy moments when they fought in 2019. A huge cut opened up on Fury's forehead that required 47 stitches. But the Gypsy King managed to secure an unanimous points victory in a...
    DILLIAN WHYTE'S fight with Otto Wallin has sensationally been called off just a week before the O2 showdown. SunSports understands the Brit has suffered a shoulder injury in training and is unable to compete. 1Dillian Whyte's fight with Otto Wallin has been called off due to injuryCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom The 33-year-old has been in camp in Portugal and was due to fly back to the UK at the start of next week. The huge heavyweight clash was due to headline a stacked show in London on Saturday 30th October. It is not known whether the full card will go ahead or the whole event has now been scrapped. The winner was due to take on Tyson Fury for his WBC heavyweight belt next year. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rashford camp 'upset' by Solskjaer 'stick to football' comments - latestLive BlogAtletico 2 Liverpool 3 Salah penalty gives Reds win as VAR denies hosts spot kickLive BlogPSG 3 Leipzig 2 Messi and Mbappe on the scoresheet as French side battle back in ParisExclusiveGON THIS YEAR? Higuain ponders...
    TYSON FURY could fight Otto Wallin again if the Swedish boxer defeats Dillian Whyte at the end of the month. The WBC champion fought Wallin in Las Vegas back in 2019, winning on points. 5Fury defeated Wallin on pointsCredit: GETTY IMAGES 5But the Swedish fighter inflicted a nasty cut on Fury, just above the right eyeCredit: GETTY IMAGES But Wallin proved to be one of Fury's toughest opponents, inflicting a serious cut on the Brit above his right eye. And now, the 30-year-old could force a rematch should he beat Whyte in the WBC interim title clash.  Promoter Dmitriy Salita believes Wallin gave Fury his biggest test of his professional boxing career so far. He told Sky Sports: "Out all the great fighters that Tyson Fury beat the one fighter that gave him most trouble, caused most controversy with the cut, who landed more punches than Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder in their first fights combined is Otto Wallin. "Otto had two impressive wins since that outing and a win over Whyte would make him the most...
    DILLIAN WHYTE is again preparing to put it all on the line in his adopted training base in Portugal. The British heavyweight contender first set up camp in Quarteira, a coastal town in the Algarve region, last year. 5Dillian Whyte training for his fight against Otto WallinCredit: Instagram dillianwhyte 5Dillian Whyte with his group of sparring partnersCredit: Instagram dillianwhyte It came while the UK was in lockdown and Whyte was preparing to fight Alexander Povetkin behind-closed-doors in Eddie Hearn's back garden. He was dramatically knocked out, and surrendered his position as WBC mandatory challenger. But Whyte invoked an immediate rematch and again returned to the sunshine of Portugal to put things right. And he did so with a fourth-round knockout against Povetkin, 42, to put him once more in pole position with the WBC. Once more Whyte - rapidly becoming one of the most popular fighters in Britain - will risk his ranking and self inflict another potential banana skin. That will come against Swede Otto Wallin - who caused Fury 47 stitches...
    OTTO WALLIN has vowed to hijack Dillian Whyte's world title shot against Tyson Fury by beating his heavyweight rival. The Body Snatcher is currently the Gypsy King's WBC mandatory and will earn a shot at the belt should he beat the Swedish southpaw later this month. 3Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin is desperate to face former foe Tyson Fury for the WBC titleCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3WBC interim champion Whyte will set up a bout against the Gypsy King should he beat WallinCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing But Wallin, who was outpointed against the unbeaten Mancunian in their 2019 Las Vegas affair, is confident at producing a shock at London's O2 Arena. The 30-year-old has labelled Whyte, 33, as 'basic' - insisting he will put the pressure on the heavy-handed Brixton bomber. Commenting on the fight, he told the Knuckles and Gloves podcast: "To me Whyte is a basic guy – he’s got a decent jab, a good left hook and is a good body puncher. "He’s an aggressive guy but, other than that, he’s pretty basic. I can say I’m...
    DILLIAN WHYTE knows he is finally one fight away from challenging for the WBC heavyweight title. The British contender was once their No1 ranked challenger for over 1,000 days without getting his shot at the belt. 6Dillian Whyte one fight away from challenging for the WBC heavyweight titleCredit: /Mark Robinson#3/ Matchroom Boxing But a win over Otto Wallin will put Whyte as WBC mandatory for Tyson Fury's title, which was recently retained against Deontay Wilder. Fury, in theory, should be next for Whyte if he wins against Wallin, but there are still obstacles to be overcome. The Gypsy King is just one of many several mega-fights for the Body Snatcher, and here SunSport runs down the list. Tyson Fury Fury, who knocked out Wilder in round 11 of their trilogy bout, will now await the winner of Whyte and Wallin. The Gypsy King has long rivalled Whyte with the pair - who formerly sparred in their early days - feuding online. It makes for a magnificent clash of styles and the build up...
    TYSON FURY and Anthony Joshua's Battle of Britain now hangs in the balance - and threatens to be one of the greatest 'what ifs' in boxing. But hope can still be restored if Joshua regains his world titles from Oleksandr Usyk in their expected rematch, following his loss. 4Tyson Fury pictured with ex-opponent Otto WallinCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Anthony Joshua with former sparring partner Otto WallinCredit: Instagram / @ottowallin Fury has admitted he was 'wounded' after seeing his rival surrender the unified belts and potentially throw away their £200million mega-fight. And it leaves the destiny of the grudge match out of his hands, with AJ left fighting for revenge and potentially his reputation in a rematch with Usyk. But one man in the rare position of having shared the ring with BOTH men can sit back knowing how he thinks the fight would go. Otto Wallin twice boxed AJ in the amateurs and later sparred 200 rounds with him before Joshua beat Charles Martin for the IBF title in 2015. Then four years...
    TYSON FURY'S promoter Bob Arum does not believe Dillian Whyte will beat Otto Wallin to set up a fight with the WBC heavyweight champion. Providing Fury beats Wilder this weekend and Whyte, 33, comes through Swede Wallin on October 30, the two Brits will be ordered to face one another for the WBC title. 3Whyte has been waiting years for his shot at the WBC titleCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing 3Arum does not believe Whyte will beat Wallin and set up a fight with his man FuryCredit: Getty Images - Getty The only way Fury would be able to evade Whyte in that scenario is if he could make an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk. However, Usyk is contracted to a rematch with Anthony Joshua, meaning a clash with Fury is almost certainly off the table. This leaves Fury and Whyte on a collision course providing they can both come through their respective opponents. But Arum believes Whyte will lose to Wallin and suffer the same fate as last year when he was the WBC mandatory challenger, only to go...
    DILLIAN WHYTE will finally get his long-awaited crack at the WBC heavyweight title if he beats Otto Wallin. The Brixton banger is the current interim titleholder but will get his shot at the undisputed belt should he beat the Swedish slugger on October 30. 4Dillian Whyte is on the brink of fighting for the WBC heavyweight titleCredit: MATCHROOM BOXING 4Tyson Fury will defend the undisputed title against Deontay Wilder this weekendCredit: GETTY 4And Whyte will face the winner of the bout provided he gets past Otto WallinCredit: MATCHROOM BOXING That's because the WBC will mandate the winner of this weekend's clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to face the interim titleholder. They will, however, give the victor 30 days to finalise an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, although the Ukrainian is contractually obliged to rematch Anthony Joshua. That means nearly 1500 days after he was officially confirmed as the highest-ranked contender, the Body Snatcher will get the chance to fight for the prestigious WBC strap. A statement read: "The WBC Board of Governors has reviewed the recent history in...
    DEONTAY WILDER has been urged to 'man up' and accept defeat if he has any chance of beating Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout. Fury brilliantly beat Wilder in their February 2020 rematch, after they dramatically drew in 2018. 3Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in their February 2020 rematchCredit: Getty 3Otto Wallin was beaten by Tyson Fury in 2019Credit: Reuters But the American, who was dethroned and defeated for the first time, put the loss down to everything but a masterclass from the Gypsy King. That included his water being SPIKED and Fury boxing with WEIGHTS in his gloves - allegations which Wilder has stuck by but that have never proven. Otto Wallin, the last man Fury beat before his crowning night over Wilder, has hit out at the Bronze Bomber for refusing to acknowledge his loss. And he fears it will hold back the former champion from recognising what went wrong and fixing it - playing right into Fury's hands. Swedish fighter Wallin, 30, told SunSport: “I think that Fury is going to...
    TOP RANK chief Bob Arum is open to giving Dillian Whyte his long-awaited crack at Tyson Fury. Brixton banger Whyte has been the mandatory challenger for Fury's WBC strap for nearly 1500 days but has been frozen out of the title picture. 4Dillian Whyte has been the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt for nearly 1500 daysCredit: MATCHROOM BOXING 4Current WBC champ Wilder will defend the belt against Deontay Wilder this weekendCredit: REUTERS 4And veteran promoter Bob Arum is seemingly open to pitting Fury gainst WhyteCredit: GETTY But Arum is willing to give the Body Snatcher his shot at heavyweight gold should he beat Swede Otto Wallin and Fury retain the title in his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. He told iFL TV: “I haven’t spoken to [WBC President] Mauricio [Sulaiman] yet, we will have to see [what they rule on Fury's mandatory]. “I assume you are talking about Dillian Whyte, who is the number one contender. "And that could be a big, big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in UK. "That is not out of the...
    DILLIAN WHYTE looks to be in tremendous shape ahead of his return to the ring later this month. The Brixton Body Snatcher will be back in action at the O2 Arena on October 30, locking horns with heavyweight prospect Otto Wallin. 4Dillian Whyte looks to be in tremendous shape for his return to the ringCredit: INSTAGRAM@DILLIANWHYTE 4The Brixton Body Snatcher has trimmed down since his rematch with Alexander PovetkinCredit: MATCHROOM BOXING 4Dillian Whyte will lock horns with Swede Otto Wallin on October 30Credit: MATCHROOM BOXING Whyte, 33, has been putting plenty of work in since his demolition of Alexander Povetkin in March. And the mandatory WBC heavyweight title challenger looks to be in the best shape of his career for the bout. Whyte posted a picture of himself at a running track with his arms outstretched to Instagram on Sunday night. And the snap showed the Jamaican-born Brit has shed a considerable amount of body fat for his clash with the Swede. His accompanying caption read: "October 30th. #maximumviolence get your tickets now." Boxing fans were quick to comment on...
    DILLIAN WHYTE returns to the ring on Halloween weekend in a corker of a clash with former Tyson Fury foe Otto Wallin. Whyte bounced back from his KO loss to Alexander Povetkin last year by beating the Russian an emphatic fashion earlier this year in Gibraltar. 3Dillian Whyte beat Alexander Povetkin by KO back in MarchCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing Wallin won a decision over ex-Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder opponent Dominic Breazeale back in February. But the Swede is best known for giving Fury one of the toughest fights of his career and opening up a huge cut over his right eye two years ago. Whyte has angled for a fight with Fury himself for some time, with the winner of this fight likely to be called as the mandatory for the winer of Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3. When is Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin? Dillian Whyte's heavyweight clash with Otto Wallin is set to go ahead on October 30. The fight will take place at London's O2 Arena, where Whyte is...
    DILLIAN WHYTE and Derek Chisora's eagerly-anticipated returns to the ring have officially been announced. Brixton banger Whyte will be back in action on October 30 at the O2 Arena, locking horns with Sweden's Otto Wallin. 3Dillian Whyte will face Otto Wallin at the O2 Arena on October 30 3Derek Chisora will rematch Joseph Parker on December 18Credit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing And less than two months later, former world title challenger Chisora will throw down with Joseph Parker. Shortly after the official announcement of his next outing, an excited Whyte wrote on Instagram: "Whyte Vs Wallin, October 30th live at the O2. "It’s going to be a scary night for Wallin. "I’ve not boxed at home In front of crowds in nearly 2 years I’m ready to go to war." Fan favourite Chisora followed in Whyte's suit, writing: "Si vis pacem, para bellum (Classical Latin: [siː wiːs ˈpaːkẽː ˈpara ˈbɛllũː]) is a Latin adage translated as "If you want peace, prepare for war". Whyte, 33, hasn't set foot inside the ring since his demolition of Russian Alexander Povetkin in March....
    DILLIAN WHYTE will return to the ring and welcome another heavyweight challenger in Otto Wallin. The British contender has agreed a deal to fight Swede Wallin on October 30 at the O2 Arena in London. 3How Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin compare It is yet another tough task for Whyte, who has been patiently waiting for his shot at Tyson Fury's WBC belt. But not wanting to sit on the sidelines and get cold, the Brixton banger will again risk his ranking in a big way. Here, SunSport runs down how the two compare. Dillian Whyte Since his first defeat, to Anthony Joshua in 2015, Whyte has emerged as the most improved stars in the division. Wins over Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, Derek Chisora, Oscar Rivas and Alexander Povetkin gives him one of the best records among the big boys. He even proved capable of overcoming adversity to beat Povetkin in their rematch in March having been knocked out seven months prior. Whyte has an excellent jab which helps set up his...
    DILLIAN WHYTE will fight giant southpaw Swede Otto Wallin on October 30. The 33-year-old Brixton banger takes on the man who slashed a 47-stitch gash into Tyson Fury's eye in 2019. 4Dillian Whyte will be back in action on October 30Credit: Matchroom Boxing 4The Brixton Body Snatcher will take on Swedish southpaw Otto WallinCredit: AP 4Wallin left Tyson Fury needing a whopping 47 stitches after their 2019 boutCredit: AP And the Body Snatcher will be eager to do a far more convincing job than the Gypsy King, who was lucky not to be stopped and needed the judges' scorecards. Whyte has slaughtered Fury's latest promise to fight him in December as a publicity stunt to help sell his Deontay Wilder trilogy on October 9. And doing a job on the huge underdog, who came close to stunning Fury, would make a big statement. Whyte had been planning to fight US veteran Chris Arreola at London's O2 but the bout fell through. So, with just six weeks to go, he needs to switch his focus to a 6ft 6in leftie with...
    TYSON FURY's old foe Otto Wallin has tipped him to beat Anthony Joshua, insisting the WBC king is 'the favourite' to win the long-awaited Battle of Britain. The eagerly-anticipated undisputed heavyweight title fight is expected to take place in the summer, with both parties working towards a June or July date. 4Otto Wallin has tipped Tyson Fury to get the better of Anthony JoshuaCredit: Getty 4But the Swede is refusing to rule out Anthony Joshua's chances of winning the mega fightCredit: Reuters Fan favourite Fury has been tipped by many to get the better of Joshua due to his size, fleet-footedness and ability to glide out of harm's way. And Wallin, who went the distance with Fury in September 2019, reckons those attributes tip the odds in The Gypsy King's favour. The Swede told Pro Boxing Fans: "For me, I would say Fury would be the favourite because of his size and his boxing ability. "And, you know, I think he's a smart guy. He's got good momentum also [after] beating Deontay Wilder. "He's been out of the ring for...
    DILLIAN WHYTE could face Otto Wallin in a title eliminator as he looks to earn a shot against Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury. After confidently downing Alexander Povetkin in a rematch with the Russian last week, the 32-year-old is desperate for a huge match-up. 4Dillian Whyte is looking for an opponent after beating Alexander PovetkinCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing 4Tyson Fury's old opponent Otto Wallin is one possibilityCredit: Getty Images - Getty But with Joshua and Fury nearing a unification showdown in the summer, Whyte may have to occupy his time. And Dmitriy Salita, Wallin's promoter, has opened the door to a fight between the Brit and the Swede. He told Sky Sports: "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." Wallin, 30, was unbeaten but little-known before taking Fury 12 rounds in a points defeat 18 months ago. CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: CLAIM UP TO £800 IN CASINO BONUS CASH 4 In inflicting a nasty cut above...
    Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas NYC reports fewer than 1,000 vaccine doses amid winter weather shipment delays Otto Wallin looked like a threat to any heavyweight on Saturday night. © Provided by Boxing Junkie Wallin, who made his name in a competitive setback against Tyson Fury, outboxed Dominic Breazeale to win a one-sided decision and bolster his credentials as a legitimate contender on the Adrien Broner-Jovanie Santiago card in Uncasville, Conn. Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs) used his superior speed and skillset to pick apart Breazeale (20-3, 18 KOs) for most of the fight, including some hard, eye-catching left hands from the southpaw. Breazeale, a two-time title challenger, was the aggressor but most of his shots were wild and telegraphed, which allowed Wallin to avoid them. Breazeale seemed to be tired and discouraged by the middle rounds, when it was clear that he was in over his head. However, he had his best rounds late in the fight, when he was able to trap Wallin on the ropes and land some power shots. The problem for Breazeale...
    The 50 best action movies you can stream right now Costco and Sams Club membership perks you didnt know about © Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Otto Wallin. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Otto Wallin fights Dominic Breazeale during a five-bout card broadcast Saturday on Showtime. The towering Swede wants to KO the American so he can set up bouts against the likes of Deontay Wilder. He also wants to do what he can to force a rematch against Tyson Fury. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Otto Wallin wants to make a knockout statement Saturday on premium US network Showtime so he can force showdowns with prominent American heavyweights Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder. The towering Swede fights Dominic Breazeale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville as part of a five-bout event headlined by Adrien Broner's comeback against Jovanie Santiago. Breazeale has not won a fight since a knockout win over Carlos Negron in 2018, but Wallin is expecting the best version of the Californian, regardless. "I'm expecting the best of him but at the...
    ADRIEN BRONER returns to the boxing ring tonight as he takes on Jovanie Santiago in a welterweight bout. Broner, of the sport's most controversial stars, hasn't fought since January 2019 when he lost via unanimous decision to Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao. 2Broner lost to Pacquiao via unanimous decision in January 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press Broner vs Santiago ring-walk time Adrien Broner will make his return to the ring at around 4am UK time on Sunday, February 21. The undercard will get underway from approximately 2am UK time. Depending on how the undercard fights go, Broner vs Santiago could begin earlier than scheduled. Most read in BoxingROCK AND A HARD PLACEKen Shamrock says Dwayne Johnson HIJACKED 'The Rock' name from himRevealedWELL PAID PAIGEPaige Spiranac earns more than golf stars Woods & McIlroy per Insta postPicturedNIGHT SCRAPPorn star offers MMA fighter an 'exciting, night warm-up' if he wins next fight'BANG' ZANT Ex-UFC fighter Paige VanZant stuns in tiny black lingerie for Tik Tok videoPicturedPAIGE TURNEREx-UFC star Paige VanZant poses naked before teasing fans with bikini walkPicturedGOING...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA 'does not trust himself' since defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr and Tyson Fury will be 'awkward' for him, Otto Wallin said. Wallin is preparing to face American Dominic Breazeale this weekend, the man AJ dominated over seven rounds in 2016. 5Tyson Fury beat Otto Wallin in 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5Anthony Joshua during his loss to Andy Ruiz JrCredit: AP:Associated Press But after re-watching the fight, Wallin reckons Joshua is not the same fighter and has has had his confidence knocked since losing to Ruiz. Speaking to Marc Gatford via BonusCodeBets.co.uk, he said: “I’ve been watching Joshua’s fight with Breazeale lately. "Joshua has a great style but I think sometimes maybe he does not trust himself enough. "I hope that he can tune into how he looked against Breazeale, he looked more confident than he’s been lately. “It looks to me like he’s been hurt a little bit mentally after that Ruiz loss. "Something looked off with him that night, all the way through, from coming out of the dressing room and...
    TYSON FURY has been called out for a rematch by the man who caused him to have FORTY-SEVEN stitches on his forehead. Otto Wallin is back in action on February 20 when he fights former heavyweight world title challenger Dominic Brezeale. 4Otto Wallin took a bloodied Tyson Fury to points in 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty And the Swede is hoping a star performance will put him back into world title contention himself - and a chance rematch against the Gypsy King. In September 2019 Fury took on Wallin in what many presumed was a 'warm-up' for the Deontay Wilder rematch. But Fury was taken all the way to points by the gritty 30-year-old and left with a horror gash above his eye from a head clash that required 47 stitches. Now Wallin fancies round two against the reigning WBC king. He told Sky Sports: "My dream is to fight and win the world title so for right now I just have to keep fighting and improving so when I get the shot I'll be ready to grab it with...
    TYSON FURY has been called out by Otto Wallin for a December 5 rematch. The Swede heavyweight left Fury requiring 47 stitches after their fight in September 2019. 4Tyson Fury beat Otto Wallin in 2019 before he fought Deontay Wilder Credit: Reuters 4Fury was left requiring 47 stitches after their fight in September 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty And with the Gypsy King searching for an opponent to face in the UK before the end of the year, Wallin believes he has earned another shot at the unbeaten champion. He said, per Boxing Scene: "I deserve a rematch based on my performance vs Fury last year. "I did much better vs Fury than Wilder did, better than anybody who has faced Fury and I'm ready to take Wilder's place. "I’ve been working very hard since last year and I believe I’ve improved with the experience from fighting Fury and with all the work I’ve put in since that fight.” Fury, 32, suffered the gruesome two inch gash against Wallin, 29, following a hook in round three...
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