Former Tyson Fury opponent Otto Wallin has expressed his disapproval at Fury’s antics over the past six months, with the Swede saying he believes Fury’s antics show boxing in a bad light.
Wallin, who lost a competitive decision to Fury in 2019, took particular aim at the WBC world champion’s constant toying with retirement when speaking to World Boxing News.
“Personally, I’m getting tired of it. I know not to take anything he [Fury] says seriously, but other people do, and that’s why he can just keep going with his back and forth.”
“I don’t like it. I think it gives boxing a bad look.”
Wallin gave Fury plenty to think about when they met three years ago, and many have referenced the problem’s caused by his southpaw style as reason to believe ‘The Gypsy King’ has reservations about an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
However, despite his criticism of Fury, Wallin does believe a legacy defining fight with Usyk will get made sooner or later and, if it does, Fury will prevail.
“He just says whatever he feels in the moment. But I do think he wants to fight Usyk.”
“It’s hard to go against Fury because of his size and boxing skills. Usyk is very good, but it will be a very big ask for him to beat Fury.”
“I’d pick Tyson to win a decision.”
Talk of fight between Fury has gone quiet over recent weeks, with the Ukranian ruled out for the rest of this year through injury.