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Otto Wallin responds to Dillian Whyte’s shoulder injury

Otto Wallin has officially responded to opponent Dillian Whyte’s shoulder injury.

Wallin (22-1-0, 14 KOs), 33, was originally scheduled to fight Whyte (28-2-0, 19 KOs), 28, on Oct. 30 at the O2 Arena in London for his interim WBC heavyweight title, with the winner likely to face WBC undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

But now that Whyte is injured, the title shot could still go to him as the interim titleholder if the WBC issued the order, without having to face Wallin first, a scenario that Wallin is concerned about.

Wallin issued an official statement.

Otto Wallin

In his statement, Wallin said that “the fair and proper thing to do would be reschedule. And perhaps that we will rely on Matchroom to do the right thing and on the WB to protect the integrity of the sport and order that the fight happen.”

The event will continue with Chantelle Cameron (14-0-0, 8 KOs) taking on Mary McGee (27-3-0, 15 KOs) in a WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine women’s super-lightweight unification main event bout.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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