The Legend of Otto Wallin

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Boon, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Boon

    Boon Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 2, 2015
    He is so unheralded that he does not even have a Wikipedia page. A complete boxing nobody.

    Boxrec has him as the 47th rated heavyweight.

    The highest rated fighter that Otto Wallin has ever fought is Osborne Machimana who is rated at 199.

    If you thought Tom Schwarz was a bad opponent, then here is something far worse. This has once again confirmed that Tyson Fury is full of poop, talks poop and sells poop.
  2. smiffyinoz

    smiffyinoz Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Earlier this year Bob Arum was accusing Joshua of fighting bums. Now his main man is fighting next level bums.
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  3. Delupino

    Delupino Member Full Member

    May 21, 2013
    Granat is probably his best win, but that was Dimitrenko's leftovers. If your best win is Dimitrenko's leftovers then it can only be for money that you're stepping up to fight Fury. There are otherwise a lot of interim steps left out in that sequence.

    Granat was one of those carefully brought up guys schooled in beating up journeymen who went a step too far perhaps too early against Dimitrenko. He got smashed to bits in a fight his handlers thought he would win comfortably. Fast forward two years, career over and he's barely 28.
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  4. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Actually, that would be Adrian Granat, who's inactive at the moment.:thumbsup: Because Wallin basically retired him. Wallin is a skilled operator, is he on Fury' level, no... but most aren't. So what.
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  5. Payback87

    Payback87 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I have no idea why the promoter of Fury and that american TV is allowing him to fight such inexperienced guys. He wants to stay in shape and be active and avoid losing until Wilder rematch ? Ok then...fight someone in the top 15-20 and jab and grab them for 12 rounds like Takam or Chisora 3 even but not completely unknown Euro level green fighters.

    Not only he fights some complete nobodies but those fights are in the USA which is even more shocking. Complete waste of money. Those fights cannot even prepare him for Wilder, no need to even train for that crap...meh.
  6. don owens

    don owens Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 5, 2005
    Otto Wallin...he was the famous boxer that fought...uh..what's his name...on the tip of my was a great...errr...I mean...uh...action, it was back when boxers were really known for technique and aggresive, not that know the one that had that sensational series of knock outs of.....shoot,,, a senior incoming moment....had the great ability to cut of the ring that was some other guy.....Wallin was in that FOTY with that the champion the olympic medalist guy..he was a southpaw with the great jab that floored someone somewhere at me guys....everybody was afraid to fight him back in the day....undefeated guy just remember....struck fear in all his opponents.....had a perfect ko record and dated that supermodel..made millions....signed a contract with...who was his manager or did he do it all himself he was so great........I'll look it up and get back with's going to be a great of the classics.
  7. Delupino

    Delupino Member Full Member

    May 21, 2013
    The reality is that Fury will make most professional boxers look like ****. That is his stock in trade. He has an 6 to 12 inch reach advantage over almost everyone in the division; aside from height, he has freakishly long arms. He's not the same guy who disregarded his natural advantages and went life and death with McDermott and Chisora the first time around.

    He's probably hard pushed to find a decent opponent, no matter what money they're offering (and according to the leaks about Schwarz's pay, it's not much). Nobody wants to be the sacrificial lamb in an exhibition fight for no real title or ranking.
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012

    The man was born to fight.
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  9. Faceplant

    Faceplant Lucky Full Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    Its a rubbish fight, but Fury fought Wilder only 9 months ago, and if he fights him again early next year, I cant really complain about keep busy fights especially when Fury has the tendency to hit the pies and doughnuts hard if hes not kept busy.

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