Wallin: “I Would Love To Get Dillian Whyte; I Could Really Do A Job On Him”

Otto Wallin Believes He Puts the Hurt on Dillian Whyte

Otto Wallin wants to fight Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte (L, Getty Images), Otto Wallin (Facebook)

Otto Wallin Itching To Get Dillian Whyte In The Ring!


Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin (25-1, 14 KOs) is a fighter filled with frustration and resentment. The source of his venom is former world title challenger and perennial contender Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs).

The two were to face one another in October 2021, but Whyte withdrew due to a shoulder injury. Whyte never sought to remake the fight. He went on to instead fight the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, in April 2022. Whyte ended up losing that bout by sixth-round TKO.

ITCHING TO FACE WHYTE

Wallin is coming off an eight-round decision victory over Helaman Olguin on January 27. In the days since that win, the 32-year-old from Sundsvall, Sweden is already talking about who he wants to fight next. In an interview with media source iD Boxing, Wallin said that Whyte is at the top of his hit list.

“I would love to get Dillian Whyte. That’s somebody I really want to fight, and I think that’s really the fight to make.”

The Swede harbors ill will towards the events that caused Whyte to pull out of their previously agreed-to matchup. He would love nothing more than to exact his pound of flesh on The Body Snatcher.

“I don’t take it too personal, but it’s a business at the end of the day. He did what he thought was right. He made a lot of money by pulling out of our fight.

It’s just frustrating for me. I have a lot of frustration within myself, and I would like to take it out on him. I think that would make me feel a lot better.”

Wallin disclosed that his promoter, Dmitry Salita, has reached out to Whyte’s representatives to see if they can make the fight again. They’ve heard nothing back, so far. Maybe Team Whyte should consider the contest given that Whyte is ranked sixth, and Wallin is ranked ninth by the WBA. The sanctioning body could designate a matchup between the two as a title eliminator, with the winner in line for a shot at WBA Regular champion Daniel Dubois.

FANCYING HIS CHANCES

Whyte’s last outing was an unimpressive majority decision win over Jermaine Franklin in November 2022. When asked how he would fare against Whyte, Wallin feels Whyte has regressed and is confident he beats him.

“I think I could really do a job on him, to be honest. I think that I can outbox him. I can use my fast hands, fast feet and be smart with him, but also earn my respect in there. I think that I could really put it on him.”

Will Wallin get the opportunity to knock heads with Whyte once and for all? It’s the fight he wants more than anything.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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