DILLIAN WHYTE will return to the ring and welcome another heavyweight challenger in Otto Wallin.
The British contender has agreed a deal to fight Swede Wallin on October 30 at the O2 Arena in London.
It is yet another tough task for Whyte, who has been patiently waiting for his shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC belt.
But not wanting to sit on the sidelines and get cold, the Brixton banger will again risk his ranking in a big way.
Here, SunSport runs down how the two compare.
Since his first defeat, to Anthony Joshua in 2015, Whyte has emerged as the most improved stars in the division.
Wins over Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, Derek Chisora, Oscar Rivas and Alexander Povetkin gives him one of the best records among the big boys.
He even proved capable of overcoming adversity to beat Povetkin in their rematch in March having been knocked out seven months prior.
Whyte has an excellent jab which helps set up his massive right hand and honey-punch left hook.
And points wins over Chisora, Rivas and Parker all proved he can go the exhausting 12-round distance.
His rematch KO over Chisora in 2018 came while two judges had him down, only more evidence he can pull it out of the bag in dramatic style.
Whyte at 6ft 4in gives away a slight height advantage to Wallin, but with equal reach, it allows the Brit to come over the top with trademark hooks.
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Before Wallin fought Fury in 2019, he was a fairly unknown but unbeaten prospect who did have international amateur experience.
But after taking the Gypsy King to points, and causing him 47 stitches after a hook in round three, his star power rocketed overnight.
Since then, Wallin has respectable wins over Travis Kauffman and Dominic Breazeale, beaten by both Joshua and Deontay Wilder before.
He was also used as a sparring partner by AJ and the pair even boxed each other in the amateurs.
Wallin will also provide Whyte with his first southpaw opponent since journeyman Tomas Mrazek in 2014.
Currently, Wallin is ranked 11th in the IBF with a record of 22–1 with one no contest.