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Tyson Fury's next opponent has been confirmed for September 14th

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

3:30 PM - 13 Aug 2019



Tyson Fury will fight relative unknown, unbeaten Swede Otto Wallin, in his next bout on September 14th in Las Vegas.

The bout will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Sin City, with promoter Frank Warren confirming the news this afternoon.

6 foot 5 inch Wallin is a southpaw fighter, whose record stands at 20 wins, including 13 knockouts.

It has been expected Fury would agree a re-match with Deontay Wilder, after their heavyweight bout in December ended in a controversial draw.

Fury also told Boxing on BT Sport this afternoon that he wants to fight back in England later on this year.

"I want to fight back in England in December! I'll get one in England because my Uncle Frank will make that happen...I'm allowed in my contract to have a fight in England."

The former unified heavyweight champion last fought in June, comfortably beating German Tom Schwarz in just two rounds.

Fury said in a statement that he is looking forward to be back fighting in the U.S.

"I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and am going to put on a show again.

"Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner.

"He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen."

Wallin said: "This is the type of fight I've been waiting for since I was a kid and my father started showing me some boxing moves in our kitchen.

"I've made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point, and I'm very happy it's starting to pay off.

"I want to thank my team and my supporters for making this happen. I know I'm an underdog in this fight, but I'm ready for this opportunity and I'm going to grab it with both hands.

"Anybody can get beat and especially in the heavyweight division. I like the fact I have everything to gain and Tyson has everything to lose."

Wallin (20-0, 1 NC, 13 KOs), from Sundsvall, Sweden, is looking to become just the second Swedish heavyweight champion, after Ingemar Johansson held the crown from 1959-1960.



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