Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin
3780 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 – 4:30PM
Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Onsale: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 – 10:00AM PDT
‘Otto Wallin is an example of what happens when your combine dreams and hard work,’ said Dmitriy Salita, Wallin’s promoter. ‘He grew up in a small town in Sweden, worked hard and dreamed big! He plans to follow in the footsteps of countryman Ingemar Johansson and score the big win against lineal world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. It will be an exciting fight from the opening bell, which I believe will end in a historic upset in Las Vegas.’
‘Tyson Fury is arguably the top heavyweight and most entertaining fighter in the world,’ said Russell Wolff, executive vice president and general manager, ESPN+. ‘He put on a show the last time he was on ESPN+ and we look forward to another with this fight. With 29 boxing world title fights in under 18 months, and several more on the horizon, ESPN+ is a home for fight fans and the top sports streaming platform in the US.’
Fury (28-0-1 20 KOs) is in the midst of one of sport’s most remarkable comebacks, a Hollywood script turned reality that has seen him battle back from substance abuse and mental health issues to reclaim his spot atop the sport.
After nearly three years out of the ring following the Klitschko triumph, Fury returned in June 2018 and won a pair of fights before his controversial draw versus WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Six months after the Wilder fight, he made short work of Schwarz (24-0 at the time) and will once again fight an undefeated challenger.
Wallin (20-0, 1 NC, 13 KOs), from Sundsvall, Sweden, is looking to become the second Swedish heavyweight champion, as Ingemar Johansson held the crown from 1959-1960.
Wallin, 28, made his United States debut in April 2019, a no-contest against Nick Kisner after Kisner suffered a cut due to an accidental headbutt in the opening round.
A six-year pro, Wallin defeated Adrian Granat (15-1 at the time) by 12-round unanimous decision in 2018 to capture the European Union heavyweight crown.
Fury vs Wallin, Munguia vs Allotey, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for Sept. 13-14
Friday, Sept. 13
ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET, Top Rank fight announcement press conference. Top Rank will be officially announcing its slate of fights for the autumn.
DAZN, 7:00 pm ET, Devin Haney vs Zaur Abdullaev, Heather Hardy vs Amanda Serrano, Michael Hunter vs Sergey Kuzmin. It was obviously better when the show had Roman-Akhmadaliev, but it’s still a solid, Matchroom-style card on DAZN.
Haney-Abdullaev is a WBC eliminator at 135, Hardy-Serrano is for a featherweight title, and Hunter-Kuzmin is just a nice heavyweight matchup between two guys looking to be seen as legit contenders. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, Sept. 14
ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET, Sunny Edwards vs Hugo Guarneros, Brad Foster vs Lucien Reid. Edwards, the younger brother of Charlie, is moving down to flyweight in search of glory.
He’s a very skilled boxer with potential world-level ability. Foster-Reid is for the British 122-pound title. BLH will have live coverage.
DAZN, 7:00 pm ET, Jaime Munguia vs Patrick Allotey, Ryan Garcia vs Avery Sparrow. Garcia-Sparrow is the more interesting fight here, a hyped prospect against a guy who might be a really tricky test.
Munguia is defending his 154-pound belt and hoping a big performance against a limited foe will erase the memory of his performance against Dennis Hogan.
This will be more a shadow coverage than full coverage, but there will be a thread and updates and all that. It’s just our attention will be mainly on the Fury-Wallin card once the main fights there go live, though if we get lucky, this show could conceivably end by then.
Maybe. It will also feature Franchon Crews-Dezurn defending her WBC super middleweight title against Alejandra Jimenez, and the always-exciting Romero Duno in action. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 7:30 pm ET, Fury vs Wallin prelims. Top super featherweight prospect Gabriel Flores Jr will be part of the prelim action. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 11:00 pm ET, Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin, Emanuel Navarrete vs Juan Miguel Elorde, Jose Pedraza vs Jose Zepeda.
It looks like it’ll be three main card fights starting late on ESPN+, with Fury-Wallin headlining, Navarrete defending his 122-pound title against another on-paper no-hoper, and Pedraza-Zepeda, which could be interesting. BLH will have live coverage.