Otto Wallin’s Promoter Trying To Finalize Fight With Joseph Parker

Wallin last fought in May to a unanimous decision why against Rydell Booker.

Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin’s promoter Dmitry Salita wants to secure him a fight against former WBO world champion Joseph Parker.

A few months ago, Parker suffered his first knockout defeat at the hands of Joe Joyce in a WBO interim-title clash.

“Otto fought in the UK this year,” Salita told Sky Sports. “His goal is to get a rematch with Tyson Fury and to fight Anthony Joshua.

Wallin is pushing to secure a fight against two-time former champion Anthony Joshua in 2023. Joshua considers the Swedish boxer as one of the names for his next fight, but he is not on top of the list.

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“Tyson is fighting obviously against (Derek) Chisora in December, but Joshua seems to be in flux. Otto wants to keep busy with significant fights. Joseph Parker is a good opponent for Otto to fight – and one that we will pursue with interest.”

In 2019, Wallin put Fury on the knife edge in their fight and almost pulled off a sensational win. The British boxer overcame two severe cuts to get over the line through a twelve-round unanimous decision.

Salita believes that Joshua would like to face a fighter of Wallin’s caliber.

“Otto feels very confident about his chances to win, while it’s possible that Joshua may feel a little intimidated coming off a loss against a southpaw in Usyk. He did a great job, but he lost,” Salita said.

“There have been some good discussions, we love the fight and we’re ready for it, any time, any day of the week.”

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