Otto Wallin has a ‘massive opportunity’ to enforce a rematch against Tyson fury if he becomes the new WBC interim champion this month, says promoter Dmitriy Salita.
But the Swedish contender could secure a second fight after fury was ordered to face the winner of Wallin’s upcoming WBC interim title clash with Dillian Whyte.
Wallin’s promoter Dmitriy Salita told Sky Sports: “Out all the great fighters that Tyson fury beat the one fighter that gave him most trouble, caused most controversy with the cut, who landed more punches than Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder in their first fights combined is Otto Wallin.
A unanimous decision victory over Dominic Breazeale in February has left Wallin within touching distance of another fight with fury.
“Otto is still getting better,” said Salita.
“The fight with Whyte is a big test and a massive opportunity to get the rematch with the WBC heavyweight champion.”
Whyte regained the WBC interim belt with a knockout win over Alexander Povetkin, but is wary of the threat posed by Wallin.
“Wallin is a dangerous operator – he pushed fury all the way,” Whyte has told Sky Sports.
“I am looking to fight fury next if everything goes according to plan.
“I’m always up against it, I’m always in hard fights. I’m used to it.