About Otto

Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin, 30, hails from Sundsvall, Sweden, a city of 100,000 people located 234 miles north of Stockholm. He is currently 22-1 (14 KOs).

At then 20-0 with 13 KO’s and ranked in the top among several sanctioning bodies, Otto was still unknown in 2019. Even most hardcore boxing fans were only vaguely aware of the big Swede. That all changed when he was chosen as an opponent for Tyson Fury at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019. Otto was as much as a 30-1 underdog. He was viewed as a stepping-stone, a “stay busy” fight, as Fury readied himself for his pay-per-view rematch with Deontay Wilder. But when the dust settled that night, Fury had cuts on his right eye (due to legal punches) that took 50 stitches to close and Otto landed more punches on Fury than Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko combined. Fury was awarded a unanimous decision, but the scores did not do justice to Otto’s remarkable, odds-defying performance.


“I’ve dreamed of a fight like this since I was a kid. I’ve always wanted to fight a big fight in Las Vegas. All of my hard work has paid off and led me to this moment. Sweden’s last heavyweight champion was Ingemar Johansson, and that was 60 years ago. So to make that type of history would be extra special.”
Otto Wallin