Dmitriy Salita, promoter of heavyweight candidate Otto Wallin, explains that his boxer is ready and willing to take on the best in the division.
Wallin was scheduled to take on Dillian Whyte for the WBC subtitle in October, but the fight was canceled when Whyte resigned with a shoulder injury.
Whyte has since received a mandatory shot against WBC Champion Tyson Fury – but the two sides have gotten bogged down in their negotiations to end a bout.
If their discussions fail, Wallin is more than ready to step in and fight Whyte, says Salita.
“Otto Wallin has already proven to be one of the best heavyweights in the world,” Salita told Sky Sports.
“He was supposed to fight Dillian Whyte on October 30th and was on his way to the airport when the WBC intertitle fight was postponed. If the fight between Tyson and Whyte cannot be settled, then the fight is Otto vs Why.”
Wallin’s only loss was a twelve-round decisive loss to Fury in September 2019. In that fight, Fury suffered two very severe cuts from Wallin’s punches – and there were moments when many around the ring believed the fight was due to Fury’s excess Bleeding could be stopped, which in turn would have given Wallin a TKO victory.
Salita thinks his fighter has improved significantly since that meeting two years ago.
“Otto has improved a lot since his very close fight with Tyson Fury,” said Salita.
“He took more punches than Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko combined when they first shared the ring with Fury. He’s gotten even better, has two more wins since the Fury fight and is ready to fight the best . “