By: Hans Themistode
It was a merry-go-round of names that have been introduced on the doorstep of heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte. Nonetheless, after Eddie Hearn didn’t finalize offers in opposition to each Jermaine Franklin and Chris Arreola, the long-time promoter has determined to go in one other, and probably, extra harmful path.
As first reported by Boxingscene.com, Whyte is now set to return to the ring in opposition to heavyweight contender, Otto Wallin. The pair have agreed to phrases on an October thirtieth, date on the O2 Area in London.
Wallin, 30, has desperately tried to draw a few of the largest names within the heavyweight division to step foot contained in the ring in opposition to him. Whereas the Swedish native is coming off back-to-back wins in opposition to Travis Kauffman and Dominic Breazeale, he’s largely recognized for his all-out brawl in opposition to WBC/Ring Journal titlist, Tyson Fury.
The 2 tangoed in September of 2019, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heading in, Wallin was pegged as the large underdog and was largely anticipated to undergo defeat in devastating vogue.
Nonetheless, Wallin proved his value, giving Fury all he may deal with and bloodying the undefeated titleholder early on. Regardless of popping out on the shedding finish, Wallin was largely praised for giving Fury probably the most tough fights of his profession.
As for Whyte, he’s gone on a tear since choosing up the primary defeat of his profession to Anthony Joshua in 2015. In whole, Whyte reeled off 11 straight victories, together with two in opposition to former heavyweight belt holders, Joseph Parker and Lucas Browne. Whyte did, nevertheless, expertise a major setback, struggling a stunning fifth-round stoppage defeat by the hands of Alexander Povetkin in August of 2020.
Whyte would in the end show that Povetkin’s victory was nothing greater than fortuitous, stopping the previous Olympic gold medalist within the fourth spherical of their fast rematch and ushering him straight into retirement.