Dillian Whyte is set to return to the ring for a Halloween clash later this month as he takes on dangerous Swede Otto Wallin.
Brixton’s ‘Body Snatcher’ got sweet revenge against Alexander Povetkin earlier this year when he took out the Russian in Gibraltar in their rematch.
It came after he lost to a brutal knockout at Matchroom HQ in August 2020.
Victory over Povetkin has strengthened Whyte’s hopes of a shot at a world title soon but first must do the business in late October.
The WBC interim heavyweight title holder is eager to go for gold and, should he beat Wallin, he could face Tyson Fury in 2022 following his stunning title defence against Deontay Wilder.
Wallin, the 22 and one Swede, gave Fury a big scare in September 2019 and beat former title contender Dominic Breazeale in February.
Whyte v Wallin: Date and how to watch
The 12-round heavyweight clash will take place on Saturday, October 30 and is being held at the O2 Arena in London.
Fans can expect the main event to get under way at around 10pm.
It will be shown on DAZN in the UK with their coverage starting at 7pm. The streaming service costs £1.99 per month – you can sign up HERE.
The fight will be able to be streamed via the the DAZN app and can be viewed o smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobile, tablets and computers.
Whyte v Wallin: Undercard
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Whyte v Wallin: What has been said?
Otto Wallin: “He’s kind of a brawler but he can box a little bit too.
“He’s got a good left hook and he’s a good body puncher so those are things I’ve got to be aware of.
“[But] I think that in the long run it takes a toll to have hard fights like that. He’s been knocked out twice and he’s taken a lot of punishment and he’s been hurt in different fights.
“At the same time, he wants to fight for the title – he almost should have had a shot at the WBC title already but you’ve got to be smart in boxing and it is a sport where you take damage.
“I think he’s a good fighter, he’s highly ranked. He’s been in a lot of tough fights and honestly I think he’s been ageing a little bit lately.
“He’s been in many wars and he’s a good fighter but I think I’m better. I’ve got a lot of tools to work with, I’m intelligent and I’m fresh, so I think that’s to my advantage.”
Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum told iFL TV: “Last time he [Whyte] was mandatory, he fought Alexander Povetkin and got knocked on his a**.
“Let me tell you, this Wallin is a hell of a fighter and I look for Wallin to clearly beat Whyte, so I’m not even taking it into consideration.
“I don’t think Whyte gets by Wallin. Wallin’s a really good fighter and I don’t think Whyte’s a good fighter.”
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