Wallin ready to step in for Fury rematch

Hearing reports that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking for a December 2020 opponent, Sweden’s IBF #14-ranked Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) says that he’s the rightful choice for a rematch against the “Gypsy King.” Yesterday, Fury and his team stated they are moving on from the prospect of a trilogy fight with former champion Deontay Wilder and are looking for a late 2020 opponent.

Wallin and Fury met in a savage slugfest in December 2019, where Wallin opened two gruesome cuts around Fury’s right eye so severe that many experts assert Fury was extremely lucky to have avoided a TKO loss. Fury required close to 50 stitches and had to have a web mesh inserted surgically into the horrific wounds.

“I deserve a rematch based on my performance against Fury last year,” said Wallin, who had fought just one round in 18 months when he staged his near upset. “I did much better against 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.”

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  • Otto Wallin should have won by tko definitely last time out, great performance from Otto, for this reason sadly you won’t get a deserved rematch, fury will fight a window cleaner from fleetwood then tell everyone he is the greatest heavyweight that has ever lived again yawn yawn etc.

    • Yeah even though Fury is deserving of number one in the world and I fully expect him to fight and beat AJ next year, he is definitely guilty of taking it a bit too easy with his ‘in between’ fights. Frank Warren may have a bit to do with this aswell. For Fury, it is either mega mega fight, or absolute pudding. There is no in between.

  • After that lame costume excuse post rematch, Wilder better get his mental sh*t/professional sh*t together and finish this trilogy with Fury. In addition, shame on Wilder for stacking an additional lame excuse by terminating Breland’s duties as his coach.

    Wilder is filled with excuses and fear to avoid a trilogy against Fury.

  • No offense, but I will believe this fight is real when it happens. Article says Fury “is looking” for an opponent, but nothing laid in stone. That being said, this may be simply conjecture to stir controversy over the Wilder third fight. Fury is rather inconsistent at times in his rants so I take it one step at a time.

  • I’d like to see Wallin or Helenius vs Fury, but if Fury is looking for a safe fight those two are the wrong numbers!

  • Wallin definitely gave Fury a better fight than Bum Squad did. Not surprised he has chickened out of the 3rd fight because he is worse than a street drunk fighter.

  • What happened to Fury Vs Bum Squad??? I thought it was just about a done deal for December? Did Bum Squad back out?

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