‘I’m here to fight’ – Otto Wallin demands independent doc assess Dillian Whyte injury after heavyweight clash cancelled

OTTO WALLIN has called on Dillian Whyte to be examined by an independent doctor.

The Brit, 33, was due to face Wallin on October 30.

Otto Wallin has been left very disappointed by Whyte’s withdrawal
Dillian Whyte is next in line to face Tyson Fury

A win could have seen the Swede pinch Whyte’s spot as WBC mandatory challenger to champion Tyson Fury.

It is understood that they will now try and rearrange the bout as soon as possible after the Body Snatcher pulled out with a shoulder injury.

But Whyte could bypass Wallin and face Fury next instead.

Upset Wallin, 30, has called on Whyte’s injury to be checked, telling Seconds Out Boxing: “They have the right to withdraw from the fight if he’s injured, but they’ve gotta prove the injury.

“I’m not saying it’s not real, but please have an independent doctor look at him so we can all know.”

He then added: “I’m here to fight him, I wanna fight him. He’s been given a lot of credit for fighting tough guys, now he’s gotta be true to his word.”


On his injury, Whyte admitted: “I am devastated as I had a great camp, and had great sparring.

“I was looking forward to knocking Wallin out and would have done so in the first half of the fight.

“I am devastated about not being able to fight on October 30 but I want to thank everyone for all of their support.”

Wallin’s promoter Dmitriy Salita said: “It’s very disappointing. If it is an injury, then he should heal, and they should reschedule this event. That would be the fair thing to do.

“It would not be fair to the sport of boxing for Dillian Whyte to have an injury, whatever it is, and as a result of that, to be able to be mandated to fight Fury.

“Otto is ready to go to the UK today. He had a complete training camp and this fight guarantees a lot of attention and it was truly the right eliminator for the fight with Fury.

“The fight has to be rescheduled for a later date and the winner of that fight should fight Tyson Fury. Anything else would be unfair to the sport of boxing, and unfair to Otto Wallin.

“We’re definitely going to petition the WBC to make a decision.

“That’s what should be decided – the winner of Whyte-Wallin fights Tyson Fury.

“The WBC will pass what I feel is an important decision, which should set things right.”

SunSport understands that Alen Babic, 30, offered to step in and fight Wallin only to be turned down.

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