Is Otto Wallin Ready To Fight Again In 2020?
After a long layoff, Otto Wallin was able to earn his first win since 2018. “All In” beat Travis Kauffman via TKO inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Now that the hard part is over, what is next for the Swedish fighter?
After making his name known in the United States following a September fight with Tyson Fury, he was scheduled to face Lucas Browne earlier this year. Wallin had to back out following a stress fracture in his left foot. He also recovered following testing positive for the coronavirus not that long ago. During this time he was training in his New York City apartment. Able to finally let loose, Wallin is ready to focus on the next phase of his career.
“First, I wanna go back to New York and relax a little bit,” Wallin, stated after the fight, via Boxing Scene. “It’s been a year of training since I fought Fury, so I’ve gotta enjoy myself a little bit, and then get back to training. And hopefully, I can get back [in the ring] before the end of the year, because it’s very important to stay busy now. Because before Fury, I had only fought one round in 18 months. And then I fought Fury. Now, it’s been another year. So, I’ve got five rounds here, a good fight, and I wanna be back soon again, so I can stay busy. That’s most important for me.”
Wallin was able to utilize his jab to tire out Kauffman, who hadn’t fought since 2018. While he was warned a few times, Wallin was able to make adjustments, until Kauffman’s body broke down. Out of action due to shoulder surgery, Kauffman was unable to move one of his arms in the fifth. Wallin took advantage with combination shots until the referee saw enough.
“I was breaking him down. I had a lot left,” Wallin went on to say. “Too bad he hurt his shoulder in the end, but I was breaking him and hitting him with good clean shots.”
As far as what is next for him, Wallin is unsure. He knows that Fury and Anthony Joshua will be busy over the next few months. Fury is scheduled to face Deontay Wilder and the winner of Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin, while Joshua is scheduled to face Kubrat Pulev. Stating he doesn’t know who is next, Wallin could end up facing some top contenders to bring himself back to that level.
“I have no idea,” Wallin stated. “I haven’t thought further than this fight right now.”