Fury vs Wallin: Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury returns to the ring Saturday night in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. His opponent will be Otto Wallin, a lesser-known, but undefeated contender. Here’s how you can watch:
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 11 pm ET
Live Stream: ESPN+
Some may be wondering why Fury is facing a relatively unknown fighter like Wallin. I asked him that question a few weeks ago at Mike Tyson’s Ranch in California.
He has become the kind of fighter who draws a crowd, no matter which opponent he’s facing. With a rematch with Deontay Wilder looming–provided Fury beats Wallin and The Bronze Bomber wins another rematch against Luis Ortiz later this year–all eyes are on the Gypsy King.
Wallin is 28 years old, and he’s 20-0 in his career. He hasn’t faced notable competition, but this is heavyweight boxing, so every opponent can be dangerous with one punch. With that said, Fury is a -2380 favorite and Wallin is a +1210 underdog, per MyBookie. Anything besides a boxing masterclass and mid-rounds stoppage in favor of Fury would be a surprising to shocking outcome.
Prelims (ESPN+, 7:30 pm ET)
Carlos Cuadras (38-3-1, 27 KO) vs Jose Maria Cardenas (17-4, 14 KO), super flyweights, 10 rounds
Gabriel Flores Jr (14-0, 6 KO) vs Miguel Angel Aispuro (12-8-2, 8 KO), lightweights, 8 rounds
Felix Valera (18-2, 15 KO) vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (20-2, 17 KO), light heavyweights, 10 rounds
Isaac Lowe (18-0-3, 6 KO) vs Ruben Garcia Hernandez (25-4-2, 11 KO), super featherweights, 10 rounds
Isidro Ochoa (7-0, 3 KO) vs Iskander Kharsan (6-0, 5 KO), super bantamweights, 8 rounds
Guido Vianello (4-0, 4 KO) vs Cassius Anderson (7-1, 3 KO), heavyweights, 6 rounds
Abraham Martinez (7-0, 5 KO) vs Kevin Johnson (7-1, 4 KO), junior welterweights, 6 rounds
Main Card (ESPN+, 11:00 pm ET)
Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) vs Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KO), heavyweights, 12 rounds
Emanuel Navarrete (28-1, 24 KO) vs Juan Miguel Elorde (28-1, 15 KO), super bantamweights, 12 rounds
Jose Pedraza (26-2, 13 KO) vs Jose Zepeda (30-2, 25 KO), junior welterweights, 10 rounds