Fury-Wallin lands at T-Mobile Arena

Less than three months since his second-round destruction of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, heavyweight Tyson Fury (28-0-1 20 KOs), a.k.a. “The Gypsy King,” will return against the undefeated Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury-Wallin will stream live on ESPN+. Tickets start at $105 and go on sale Friday.

“I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and I am going to put on a show at the T-Mobile Arena,” Fury said. “Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner. He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”

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  • Tickets start at $105 and go on sale Friday. NO THANKS!! I AM NOT AGAISNT THE ONES THAT LOVE BE SCAMMED JUST BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BOXING, BUT AS A BOXING FAN I AM AGAINST THIS TYPE OF MATCHUPS THAT BRINGS NOTHING GOOD TO BOXING JUST LACK OF RESPECT AND CREDIBILITY TO THIS SPORT

    • Stop typing in all caps and calm down. He is not ducking anyone. Joshua-Ruiz is tied up and Whyte just got busted for PEDs. Plus, this is the guy who after dropping 100+ pounds and only had 2 fights took on Wilder. He will fight Wilder next year. This fight is fine to me.

  • With the excuse he is rematching Wilder next year, he is in the quest of fighting all the no hope available. Some find these sequences of mismatches justified, just because he will fight Wilder next year and lost 100 pounds to put his boxing career on track. Part of the obligations in boxing is to be in shape, observe good eating habits, stay away from drugs, alcohol, forbidden substances, respect the public and obey the law. Did he do all or part of that after the Klitscko fight? Now, what he is doing is just the normal activity that an active boxer should do, nothing special, as some blind followers try to put it. The only fact that I find not acceptable is the extra cautious way he want to transit, mismatch after mismatch in order to arrive safe to the Wilder fight. I believe Tyson Fury is the most difficult skilled HW right now, and he should be fighting more credible opposition to match justify his elite status

    • ESPN top 10:
      Pulev: waiting on IBF mandatory
      Povetkin: just got knocked out
      Kownacki: Just as credible as Wallin
      Parker: Fury said he would not fight Parker since they are friends
      Ortiz: Fighting Wilder
      Whyte: PEDs
      Joshua: Fighting Ruiz
      Ruiz: Fighting Joshua then Pulev
      Wilder: Fighting Ortiz

    • In general, I have to agree with Mikemiguel here. Fury is the technically most skilled HW fighter out there, and it would be more appropriate for him to pick at least fighters in the top 15.

      Wallin hasn’t fought anyone noteworthy yet nor has he shown exceptional talent; its therefore a complete mismatch. These are not tune up fights – they are fights that will make Fury weaker because that’s what weak opposition does to any fighter. There’s nothing he can learn from the fight, or benefit in any way from it – even financially.

      In Fury’s defense: there are hardly any top level fighters available this year.

      The IBO lists Wallin as #16 HW in the world, and the reality is that none outside the top 6 HWs can be called an elite fighter anymore. I don’t think the fans would have been happy with Kownacki, Chisora, Dubuis, etc. either. So, at least he is fighting an undefeated fighter who may potentially be a bit better than everyone thinks.

      • I would not want to see Fury v Chisora III, and I was afraid it was going to happen. If I were him I would have requested the IBF strip Ruiz and take on Pulev for the vacant title. But it probably wasn’t plausible. Next, I would have liked Whyte, but then he got busted. After that I am just happy he is staying in shape and fighting.

  • These fights against undefeated and untested prospects/contenders reminds me of Riddick Bowe after the Holyfield rematch, beating Larry Donald, Jorge Luis Gonzalez and Herbie Hide. At least Hide had a belt for that one. I’m suprised Fury didn’t go for Charr and pick up a WBA title, there’s plenty of those to go around.

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