When Will Swedish Star Otto Wallin Fight Again?
About a year after almost shocking the world, Otto Wallin is looking to prove he is the real deal. Following health issues, “All In” appears to be back and better than ever.
According to Keith Idec of Boxing Scene, Wallin (20-1, 1 NC) is set to face off against Travis Kauffman. The bout will take place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut during Showtime’s return to action in August. He will be on the August 15 card that may feature David Benavidez defending his WBC Super-Middleweight Title against Roamer Alexis Angulo in the main event.
Wallin (20-1, 1NC) last fought in September, almost beating lineal heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. The 29-year-old cut Fury above his eye, which was deep enough that the fight almost got called. Wallin ended up losing via unanimous decision while Fury needed 47 stitches. It was an admirable effort that showcased Wallin’s skills to the world. Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions stated that Wallin could end up facing other champions if he were to win his return fight.
Scheduled to face Lucas Browne earlier this year, Wallin had to back out following a stress fracture in his left foot. Recovering, Wallin believes he had a case of the coronavirus not that long ago and has been isolating in his home in New York.
Kauffman (32-3) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is coming off of a loss against former title contender Luis Ortiz back in 2018. He has not fought since then, as he was healing from shoulder surgery.