Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin: A look at the longshot odds

The winner of the heavyweight showdown in London will be installed as WBC mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury's title.

Dillian Whyte is the latest British heavyweight to fight following Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's recent world title bouts. Joshua relinquished the WBA, IBF and WBO straps to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via unanimous decision.

Fury kept one world title in the UK, the WBC crown, knocking out Deontay Wilder in round 11 of an extraordinary fight which included five knockdowns.

Whyte is now one fight away from challenging for world honours against Fury - as long as he can overcome Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin. The pair collide at London's O2 Arena and Whyte - who is currently ranked No.1 in the WBC rankings - takes on a fighter who took Fury the distance and nearly secured an upset win in 2019.

Planet Sport takes a look at the longshot odds ahead of the heavyweight encounter.

When: October 30

Where: O2 Arena, London

How to watch: DAZN

Dillian Whyte to win in round four

Dillian Whyte

The "Bodysnatcher" loves a brawl and Otto Wallin is the perfect opponent for him to unleash some leather on. Wallin most recently defeated Dominic Breazeale via unanimous decision and is a fighter who refuses to be bullied.

When he took on Fury, Wallin started off quick and gave the lineal champion all sorts of problems in the first four rounds including a left hand which left the "Gypsy King" with a deep cut around his right eye.

The doctor examined the cut in round six but declared Fury okay to continue. Despite fading in the later rounds, Wallin tried to be the aggressor but ran out of steam.

Whyte avenged his 2020 Fight Camp defeat to Alexander Povetkin in March, knocking the former world champion out in the fourth round of their Gibraltar encounter - his first KO win since Derek Chisora in 2019.

Otto Wallin rounds four to six

Otto Wallin lost to Tyson Fury in 2019

Wallin may have to take things into his own hands with the bout taking place in London, England. The only way of guaranteeing victory is by winning inside the distance and judging by his last three fights, Wallin has the power to worry Whyte.

The two fights Whyte lost both ended by TKO to Joshua and round five to Povetkin. While the bout has huge significance when it comes to the heavyweight landscape, Whyte has a tendency to switch off in a round from time to time.

It saw him knocked down by Oscar Rivas and the final round against Joseph Parker in 2019. In heavyweight boxing all it takes is one punch to change the outcome of a fight.


Possibly a bet not many will put money on but never say never. Whyte had waited for over 1,000 days to get his chance of a world title shot before surrendering his position to Povetkin last year.

Now installed as the WBC mandatory challenger again, Whyte finally has a chance to make his dream become a reality. He has had a lot of bad luck when it comes to challenging for a title. Joshua chose Andy Ruiz Jr. over him and Fury and Wilder had a trilogy series for the WBC belt which lasted between 2018-2021.

While it is highly unlikely, both men have good stamina in hearing the final bell and if Wallin can show the heart and courage he displayed against Fury, then it could be some unexpected drama in London to deny Whyte of fighting for a world title.

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