Otto Wallin says Dillian Whyte will need “fast hands and feet” if he is to defeat Tyson Fury in their fight for the WBC world heavyweight title.
Fury and Whyte are set to meet in the ring at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night in front of an expected 94,000 fans.
Wallin has a history with Fury and Whyte.
The Swede fought Fury in 2019, before the ‘Gypsy King’s’ second fight with Deontay Wilder and Fury came dangerously close to suffering his first loss.
Fury suffered a cut above his right eye early in the fight from a punch by Wallin, which later required 47 stitches, and the referee and ringside doctor would have been more than justified to stop the fight and give the victory to Wallin.
Fury persevered, however, and emerged victorious by unanimous decision to maintain his undefeated record.
“I gave [Fury] his toughest fight of his career pretty much. Wallin told talkSPORT. “Wilder knocked him down a few times, but no one was able to match his skills like me.
“I landed more punches than anyone did on him. I landed more punches than Wilder in the first fight and Klitschko together.
“So that’s a big statement in itself and of course I can beat him, I know that and I think he knows that too, that’s why he never mentions my name again.”
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Wallin also came close with Whyte when he was scheduled to fight the “Bodysnatcher” last October, but the bout was called off after Whyte was forced to pull out due to injury.
As for the upcoming Whyte vs Fury clash, Wallin thinks it will be an uphill battle for the challenger.
“To beat Tyson Fury, you need fast hands and feet.” Wallin said: “[Fury’s] a big guy so you have to be smart with him and do the right things and to get to him you really need fast feet and fast hands like I said.
“I don’t really think Whyte has that, he has power but he charges too much so when he misses his shots he turns around and almost does a 360.
“So Tyson is going to take advantage of it and I feel like maybe he’s going to send it like he did with Chisora, or be more aggressive and push it back by boxing and moving forward.
“I just think Tyson is too big and too good for him.”
When asked if Fury would take out Whyte, Wallin replied: “I wouldn’t bet on it, anything is possible, but I think it will be a winning decision.”
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