Otto Wallin has spoken out about a potential fight with Anthony Joshua – and believes he gives Joshua a tougher night’s work than Dillian Whyte.
Traction for a rematch between Joshua and Whyte has increased in recent weeks, with Eddie Hearn saying in various interviews that the fight was a strong possibility for 2023.
However, Joshua stopped ‘The Bodysnatcher’ in six rounds when they first met, and Wallin told The Express that he doesn’t think a second fight would pan out much differently.
“I think it’s positive that my name is being mentioned but I would like to be the frontrunner. I think Whyte is a good style for Joshua, he knocked him out last time, I don’t think much has changed.”
“A guy like Usyk is a terrible style for him because Joshua struggles with good boxers and I’m a good boxer and I’m a southpaw so I think I can give Joshua a better fight. I’ve proved myself with Fury, I gave him a really tough fight and he handled Whyte much easier than me.
“Judging from that I think I’m a much better fight for Joshua and we fought twice in the amateurs, I lost close decisions in fights that could have gone either way and we’ve sparred before, so we know each other pretty well.”
“He knows that I’m a good fighter and I know that he’s a good fighter. I think that fight makes a lot of sense especially given that I have a good following in England thanks to the Fury fight and the problems I gave him. So, I think people would respect that fight.”
Wallin gave Tyson Fury one of the toughest nights of his career in 2019, inflicting a horrendous cut on Fury who managed to bit down on the gum shield and grind out a decision win.
As for Dillian Whyte, he returns to the ring this month for the first time since his stoppage defeat to Fury back in April, taking on undefeated American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin on November 26th.