Tyson Fury Will Fight Otto Wallin In Las Vegas On September 14
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on September 14.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO's) will take on the unbeaten Swede at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Wallin boasts a perfect 20-0 professional record with 13 KO's.
The Gypsy King returns to Las Vegas next month :flag_us:
September 14th :calendar_spiral:
T-Mobile Arena :stadium:#FuryWallin pic.twitter.com/QgokDdeVRI
- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) August 13, 2019
Lineal Heavyweight Champion @Tyson_Fury will defend his crown against 20-0 @OttoWallin at the @TMobileArena on September 14th.#FuryWallin pic.twitter.com/pRIjNPZax7
- Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 13, 2019
Wallin, 28, had a strong amateur career before turning professional in 2013. He made his US debut back in April, where he fought Nick Kisner.
The fight was ruled a no contest due to an accidental head clash.
Fury, meanwhile, is pleased to be back in Las Vegas following his victory over Tom Schwarz in June.
"I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and am going to put on a show again," he said.
"Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner.
"He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen."
Wallin said: "This is the type of fight I've been waiting for since I was a kid and my father started showing me some boxing moves in our kitchen.
"I've made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point. and I'm very happy it's starting to pay off. I want to thank my team and my supporters for making this happen.
"I know I'm an underdog in this fight, but I'm ready for this opportunity and I'm going to grab it with both hands.
"Anybody can get beat and especially in the heavyweight division. I like the fact that I have everything to gain and Tyson has everything to lose."
If victorious, Fury's expected to face Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight world title in early 2020.