As Otto Wallin recovers following a bruising recent defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua, he has cast his eye forward to the upcoming undisputed fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
Wallin is a former opponent of Fury who pushed him harder than many. Back in 2019, both men went the full 12 rounds and though ‘The Gypsy King’ won on the scorecards, Wallin inflicted a severe cut above Fury’s eye that could have seen the fight stopped.
Although he has not fought Usyk, he has been in with Joshua and when speaking to Boxing News, he was quick to recognise what a good job the Ukrainian did on the Brit when asked for his thoughts on the undisputed bout in February.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Usyk, especially now after being in with Joshua, he did a really good job with Joshua. It’s going to be a really good fight and I’ve always said I think Fury will win and I’m going to stick with that.”
He then sounded a little less certain but ultimately stuck with Fury as the winner.
“It’s heavyweight boxing, you never know, Usyk is extremely good, Tyson is good, we will see, I still go with Fury but it will be a very good fight. If Usyk can beat Fury then that’s an amazing career that he’s had.”
Wallin also recently shared an update on the damage he sustained to his nose during his fight with Joshua and backed his cornerman for pulling him out. He has vowed to come back this year once he is fully healed up.