Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin is considered a mismatch in the eyes of many boxing insiders. They see Wallin as another Tom Schwarz type of fighter: limited in other words. The reality is that Otto Wallin is a much better fighter than Schwarz. The problem that Wallin has is that, while he is a good boxer, he is not on the same level as Fury and while he can punch with descent power, he doesn’t seem to possess that one punch knockout power which is what is needed to beat Fury. To beat Fury you need to be either better than him technically or have tremendous power with one punch. This is not a Joshua-Ruiz situation because Ruiz always had some qualities that could trouble someone like Joshua even if no one thought he could win. In this fight Wallin really has nothing he can come with that will trouble Fury. Tyson Fury is stronger, bigger, longer reach, punches harder, better technically and we know that he can go 12 rounds comfortably. Otto Wallin has only had one fight in almost 18 months and it was a quick no contest bout against Nick Kisner. His last fight before that was against fellow swede Adrian Granat who he beat with a close decision.
Top Rank picked Wallin because of all the reasons we just mentioned. They want to make sure Fury makes it to the Wilder rematch intact and Wallin looks good on paper with a 20-0 record without presenting the real danger. Otto Wallin needs more experience before facing someone like Tyson Fury. He will put in a great brave effort but he will fall short. Fury is simply too good and skilled for someone like Otto Wallin. The Pick is Tyson Fury to win.