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Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin Preview, Odds & Betting Tips

Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin

Fight night is here. It’s a special Christmas rumble, and there will be no feelings of goodwill between these two. In an eagerly anticipated showdown on December 23rd, Anthony Joshua faces off against a skilled Swede in Otto Wallin, and fight fans can catch all the action on DAZN. Adding to the excitement, Deontay Wilder takes on Joseph Parker on the same card. If both Joshua and Wilder emerge victorious, it sets the stage for an epic clash between the two heavyweight giants in the coming year. Let’s get ready to rumble!

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Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main event ring walks expected at 11pm GMT

Live on DAZN PPV

Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin Preview

In what promises to be a huge fight for Anthony Joshua, it is being dubbed the ‘Day of Reckoning’ in Saudi Arabia on December 23rd. Wallin, the challenger, whose only career defeat came at the hands of Tyson Fury, considers this a ‘risky bout’ for Joshua, and you can understand why. The Swedish fighter is determined to prove that he is a “really high-level fighter” and will have learned a lot from his loss to the immovable Tyson Fury.

Wallin enters the ring in stellar form following his big win over Murat Gassiev earlier this year. However, former cruiserweight world champion Johnny Nelson is optimistic about Joshua’s performance, saying, “I’m looking forward to Anthony Joshua. I think he gets rid of his opponent.” to TNT Sports.

Wallin’s record of 26-1, with his only loss to Tyson Fury in 2019, shows that the big Swede is no pushover. When questioned about the perceived risk of this fight for Joshua, Wallin sees it as an opportune moment for himself. He believes he is in top form, contrasting Joshua, whom he feels is not at his peak.

Expressing his readiness for the challenge, Wallin asserted, “I am going to do whatever it takes to win. I have been working for this my whole life and I am ready for it.” Joshua, with a 26-3 record, has declared his intentions for a “demolition job” against Wallin, but the Swedish fighter appears to be a formidable opponent.

Wallin’s previous encounter with Fury showcased his resilience and skills, with early cuts indicating his capability to trouble top-tier heavyweights. Reflecting on that bout, Wallin acknowledged it as a valuable experience and expressed his eagerness for a rematch with Fury if he secures a victory against Joshua.

As the boxing world anticipates this titanic clash, Joshua’s performance against Wallin could indeed serve as a pivotal platform for one of the most significant fights in his career, setting the stage for potential future showdowns in the heavyweight division. Could he be back to his very best? Is Wilder or Fury next on the cards? He’s got to get past this test first.

Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin Boxing Odds

Anthony Joshua is the clear favorite with odds of 1.21 to take this and potentially set up a massive fight next. On the flip side, Otto Wallin faces the underdog role with odds of 4.10; could he cause an upset? The odds for Joshua winning in the early (1-3) stand at 17.00 if the fight concludes swiftly.

Furthermore, the odds for Joshua to win by knockout, disqualification, or technical knockout are at 2.62, in what would be a decisive finish. Otto Wallin’s odds to win by KO, DQ, or TKO are riskier at 9.00, for a surprise from the Swedish fighter. Wallin’s odds for a victory by decision are at 7.00.

Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin Betting Tips

Anthony Joshua to win by KO, TKO, or DQ @ 2.62

With Anthony Joshua back in the ring, he will want to show his class in this one get through this challenge with flying colours, and move on to the next bigger challenge. Although Wallin is a great fighter, if Joshua wants to set up a big fight against Wilder next, he’ll want to end this one with a KO or TKO.

Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 1-3 @ 17.00

Could he put on a show here and finish things quickly? Although the odds are slightly longer this one could be over pretty quickly if he gets his way and puts Wallin to the sword.

Otto Wallin to win by decision @ 7.00

If Wallin can keep dragging this fight along, he has a good enough chance of taking it all the way and forcing a decision. He’s a quality fighter. Could he continue his good form and force an upset here?

*Odds subject to change.

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