Otto Wallin’s promoter has confirmed interest in a fight with Dillian Whyte, with the WBC ‘interim’ title being on the line.
The South Londoner is keen on a fight against a highly-ranked opponent in either March or April and the 31-year-old has named a shortlist of potential match ups, including Alexander Povetkin, Andy Ruiz Jr and Wallin, as he continues to prepare for his mandatory shot at the WBC title.
Whyte is working towards a long awaited fight for the WBC belt, which has been held by Deontay Wilder since 2015, and holds an ‘interim’ version of the title, having defeated Oscar Rivas on points last summer, but Wallin is eager to replace the Brit in the WBC rankings.
The Swede’s promoter Dmitriy Salita speaking to the media has been quoted as saying: “Otto is one of the best heavyweights in the world.
“His goal is to beat the best in the division and win a world title.
“A fight with Whyte for the WBC ‘interim’ title could be an interesting possibility in 2020.”
WBC champion Wilder has officially announced his highly anticipated rematch against Tyson Fury for next month in Las Vegas on February 22, with the heavyweight from Brixton ready to challenge the winner, who must face him by February 2021.
Whyte speaking on matters has been quoted as saying “I’m not confident of anything to do with Deontay Wilder anymore,”
“The WBC want me to fight, I want the fight, I’m mandatory, but Deontay Wilder don’t want to fight.
“What more can I do? I can’t do any more. Deontay Wilder is a coward. He’s a proper coward.”
Wallin shared the ring with fellow Brit Tyson Fury back in September, giving the lineal champion more problems then expected but eventually suffering a points loss, and has voiced his opinion for a rematch.
Written By Kenny Leavett.