WBC Interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte will take on Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin at the O2 Arena in London on October 30 live on DAZN, Matchroom Boxing have confirmed.
Th 6ft 5 1/2ins Wallin, who gave Tyson Fury a competitive 12 rounds in September 2019, is a better opponent than previously anticipated for Brixton’s Whyte. The untested Jermaine Franklin and former contender Chris Arreola had both been in the running as potential foes.
The hard-hitting Whyte breathed fresh life into his career when he avenged last year’s shock fifth-round loss to Alexander Povetkin with an emphatic fourth-round victory in March.
IBF No.12 rated contender Wallin has solidified his title claims since the Fury contest (where he sailed close to a stoppage win due to two severe cuts over the Gypsy King’s right eye), stopping Travis Kauffman in five and widely outpointing two-time world title challenger Dominic Breazeale in February.