It appears to be the 12 months of the heavyweights as some massive contests between the highest contenders are focused – the newest being a return to an outdated rivalry for Dillian Whyte.
Whyte was scheduled to face Otto Wallin in 2021, however pulled out of the bout with a shoulder damage. Not lengthy after, he was mandated to struggle for Tyson Fury’s WBC belt, and the Swedish southpaw was unnoticed within the chilly.
On the time, Wallin was dissatisfied, and believed that Whyte was strategically avoiding their struggle to attend it out for his title shot. He informed SunSport that he was dissatisfied.
“I’m not impressed with him and I’m nonetheless upset with him from the final time we had been going to struggle.”
“I used to be prepared for that struggle, I used to be going to beat him and earn one other shot at preventing Tyson Fury once more just for him to drag out from an damage he by no means actually proved.
I’d like to struggle him and educate him a extremely good lesson in there.”
It appears that evidently this 12 months Wallin might get his want. Mike Coppinger of ESPN has reported by way of supervisor Dmitry Salita that the struggle is now being explored for April.
A heavyweight struggle between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin is being explored for April, promoter Dmitry Salita tells ESPN. The bout was initially set for Halloween 2021 earlier than Whyte withdrew from the bout with an damage. Merely at exploration stage between Salita and Matchroom.
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 20, 2023
This presumably confirms that the Swede – who’s finest recognized on British shores for chopping Tyson Fury on the way in which to a call loss – is out of the working to struggle Anthony Joshua on April 1.
Whyte has been rumoured to face ‘AJ’ in the summertime, and the Wallin bout, if made, presents a possible hazard to that payday and spectacle.
With Joe Joyce just lately introduced to face Zhilei Zhang, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk gearing up for an undisputed bout, and the return of Joshua and Deontay Wilder, 2023 is the 12 months of the large males making massive strikes.