By Mark Elezaj
Tyson Fury, a.k.a. “The Gypsy King,” returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to defend his “lineal heavyweight championship” against undefeated challenger Otto Wallin on Saturday, Sept. 14th.
“Tyson Fury electrified Las Vegas last time he fought, and he is set to do it again against a tough kid in Otto Wallin,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said.
“Tyson knows what’s at stake, and I expect him to have another masterful performance. He is the best heavyweight in the world and is only beginning to show everyone what he’s capable of.”
“I’m delighted that Tyson is boxing in Las Vegas again after his previous success,” Frank Warren said.
“It is another undefeated boxer he is facing and a contest where a victory will set up the Deontay Wilder rematch. Otto Wallin knows this is his big chance, and Tyson will not be underestimating him.”
“This is the type of fight I’ve been waiting for since I was a kid and my father started showing me some boxing moves in our kitchen,” Wallin said.
“I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point and I’m very happy it’s starting to pay off. I want to thank my team and my supporters for making this happen.
“I know I’m an underdog in this fight, but I’m ready for this opportunity and I’m going to grab it with both hands. Anybody can get beat and especially in the heavyweight division. I like the fact that I have everything to gain and Tyson has everything to lose.”
“I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and I am going to put on a show at the T-Mobile Arena,” Fury said.
“Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner. He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”
Fury vs. Wallin is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Salita Promotions.
Tickets start at $105 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. PT.
Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.axs.com/events/379757/www.axs.com/events/379757/tyson-fury-vs-otto-wallin-tickets
~ The Fighting Voice ~