Wallin-Gassiev collide Sept 30

Salita Promotions has announced that heavyweights Otto Wallin (25-1, 14 KOs) and Murat Gassiev (30-1, 23 KOs) will clash for the WBA intercontinental title on September 30th. The bout will take place at the Regnum Carla Resort in Antalya, Turkey.

Wallin, 32, has won five straight since suffering his only loss against Tyson Fury. Former cruiserweight champion Gassiev, 29, is 3-0 as a heavyweight. His only loss is to Oleksandr Usyk.

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  • Well now! That’s an excellent fight. Two guys who could really use a big fight, why not fight each other in the meantime? Obviously Wallin will have a size advantage, but I’ve never been THAT impressed with Otto. I think Gassiev wins a decision.

    • Lucie, great comment again and again from you, i’m really a fan lol ! This one will be close but Wallin has the edge in size and reach but the boxing ring generalship are on the other hand on Gassiev’s side like the power too.. Wallin gave Fury all he could handle, did the cut play a role in Fury’s struggles in the fight it’s possible but he deserved at least a rematch in my opinion.
      Happy about this one, great surprise..

  • Wallin seems to have wasted a lot of time to further his career and popularity after his great showing against Fury. Not sure why, but hope he doesn’t start to fade away from the big scene just yet.

    • Agree because in my eyes he deserved the nod in his fight against Fury at least a rematch !!

  • Glad to see Gassiev back against a legit opponent. He gave Usyk a very close fight. I’ll be interested in seeing how he progresses at Heavyweight especially a big fighter like Wallin. A good win for Gassiev puts him in discussions to fight top 10 type of fighters.

  • Wow that’s a, excellent fight ! This one is going to be great with fireworks ! Can’t give an edge, Gassiev was at first a light heavyweight then a cruiserweight for a long part of his pro carreer on the other hand we have Wallin who might have beaten Fury in a close fight who is a true HW.. Really happy about this one.. The winner might get a title shot !!

  • Wouldn’t be surprised if something happens and the fight doesn’t come off as scheduled. Hope not. Good crossroads matchup.

  • Good matchup between 2 talented fighters who were wasting their careers, but now will be in a crossroads match.

  • I missed this one.

    What Wallin has been up to after Fury, Kauffman and Breazeale I have a little difficulty understanding. Three mediocre opponents in two and a half years that he has defeated but without impressing

    Wallin should not be underestimated, but I have a hard time seeing Gassiev not winning this fight.

    Still looking forward to the fight.

  • I agree he did well agaisnt fury but no way did he win the fight. I think people get over excited when some one who was unheard does better than expected. Fury would of hammered him in the rematch. Look what happened when he rematched and absolutely destroyed wilder.

  • Good test for both fighters, but see Gasiev winning this and most likely by stoppage. Good fight.

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