Fury vs Wallin: On Saturday night, around 10pm, at T-Mobile Arena, half a kilometer from the Las Vegas Strip, Otto Wallin will not focus on Tyson Fury, as he waits for the five-minute call before leaving. but on another. Man. The fight between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin on ESPN + Saturday night will not be a real fight. Anger is a big betting favorite and Wallin, though undefeated, is virtually unknown outside of his native Sweden. Since returning home after 31 months of vacationing, addressing mental health issues and addiction issues, Fury has fought four times. One was a true 50-50 fight against Deontay Wilder. The other three times Fury was a big favorite as he fought mainly in focus matches. Wallin is more the last than the first.
Anger is recognized by some as the direct heavyweight champion since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. But his lack of tough opponents has since struck a chord with others, including matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Top Rank and ESPN have to surrender and pass,” Hearn told Fight Hype. Nobody’s going to watch, all the impulses that Fury had in the fight against Wilder, where did he go? You’re trying to work on a second monster fight, I wish Tyson Fury good luck if I have two He has spent a lot of money on fighting that he can not lose, but is not it boring? … He should be the best heavyweight in the world. ” It could be easy. And although few Wallin know (and even fewer people give him the chance to avenge), there are many reasons, Fury Vs. Wallin. Here are three.
It was May 22 this year, when his father Carl, a former boxer and coach, suffered a fatal heart attack that crushed Wallin’s close family and threatened to derail the career of his undefeated son. that started in 2013. But after 24 hours, the 6-foot-6 south paw was back in the gym, holding back tears as he tore the heavy sack with a kind of savagery that can only bring about a deep personal tragedy. Wallin’s life in Sin City may change forever on Saturday night, but his father will not be here to see him.
If your first introduction to Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) was his ridiculously boring fight against Klitschko, it might shock you to realize that Fury can actually be quite aggressive. He showed it in his last fight against Tom Black by defeating him in the second round. He sometimes showed that against Wilder, which was at least seemingly breathtaking. And he stopped groups like Dereck Chisora and Steve Cunningham. So forgive Fury if he’s too confident. “I can beat all heavyweights with one hand,” he said. “… I’m a giant of heavy weight, there’s never been a heavyweight like me, there’s never been a man of my size who could move that way, I’m a natural natural phenomenon, I resist all the laws of gravity. A man of my height or weight should not be able to move that way.
In 1959, heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson hosted Ingemar Johansson at Yankee Stadium to defend his title. He was wrong. Johansson – who, according to Boxrec, would have won $ 100,000 on the stock exchange, $ 300,000 60 years ago – defeated favorites 5/1 Patterson before ending the fight in the third round. Suddenly the world had a new Heavyweight Champion from Sweden. Wallin would like to repeat this appearance. “I’ve dreamed of such a fight since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to fight in Las Vegas,” Wallin said. “All my hard work has paid off and led me to this moment: Sweden’s last heavyweight champion was Ingemar Johansson 60 years ago, making this kind of story really special, or, like Top Rank’s promoter, Bob Arum , recently at a news conference said: