Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin: Predictions, Tips & Free Bets

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Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin: Predictions, Tips & Free Bets

Anthony Joshua returns to the ring next Saturday when he faces potential banana-skin opponent Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia. Will AJ continue his quest to win back the world titles ahead of a decisive 2024? Find here our Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin predictions, betting tips, highest odds, how to watch the fight and exclusive free bets.

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Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin fight date 

Anthony Joshua is due to battle Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia on December 23, the same night as Deontay Wilder fights Joseph Parker.

It was hoped that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Uysk would arrange their unification title fight for this date, but their clash has been nudged into 2024, leaving a hole to fill.

The event is being held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The undercard action is set to start at around 5pm while the ring-walks for the main event can be expected at around 10:30pm.

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How to watch Joshua v Wallin 

The Joshua v Wallin card will be broadcast on DAZN PPV with coverage beginning at 7pm. 

It will cost £19.99 to watch the bouts live at or via the DAZN app.

Joshua and Wallin are expected to make their way to the ring around 10:30pm UK time but the exact time is subject to change depending on how the previous fights develop.

Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin Preview 

After back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk and the end of his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles, Anthony Joshua  (26-3, 23KO) is looking for another statement victory ahead of career-defining fights in 2024.

The Brit has already fought twice in 2023, and his third bout in a year will ensure that this is the most active he has been in seven years. Earlier this year, AJ has beaten Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision and Robert Helenius with a vicious 7th round KO.

The Watford-born boxer has switched trainer again and will use Tyson Fury’s ex-trainer Ben Davison for this fight. Davison has experience with Wallin, having previously trained Fury for his victory over him in 2019.

Joshua could be elevated into a mandatory position to fight for the IBF title - currently held by Usyk - with a win over Wallin, but another loss here will probably see him retiring from professional boxing.

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Otto Wallin is a highly-rated heavyweight boxer with a remarkable 26-1, 14KO career record thus far. His only defeat in 27 fights came as he lost on points to Tyson Fury in 2019, a bout that saw the Swede heavily damage Fury's face (who required 47 stiches and a plastic surgery).

Wallin comes into this one on a six-match winning run since that clash with the Gipsy King, and he is fresh of a split decision victory over Murat Gassiev in his last fight in September. Priot to that, "All in" earned unanimous decision wins over Rydell Booker and Halman Olguin. He has also defeated Dominic Breazeale in 2021 by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

The Swede already has experience of facing Anthony Joshua as the pair fought twice as amateurs. In both occasions AJ was on the winning side on points.

Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin odds 

Anthony Joshua is currently 2/7 on to secure a victory with Ladbrokes. For Otto Wallin to capture an underdog victory against AJ, you can currently get odds of 10/3 at QuinnBet. The draw is backable at 18/1 with Betfred.

Joshua v Wallin Tale Of The Tape 

At 198 cm (6ft 6in), Anthony Joshua is the taller of the two; Otto Wallin is 196 cm (6ft 5.5 in). Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 208 cm, Joshua also has a significant reach advantage of 10 cms over Wallin's 198 cm.

Joshua vs Wallin Tale of the Tape

Joshua vs Wallin Betting Tips - Who wins and how? 

AJ has shown improved boxing skill since he left his old trainers and a more aggressive game plan.

But, clearly, there are still holes in Joshua's game that Wallin can exploit. The Swede is not a heavy-hitter - his last KO win came in 2020 against Travis Kauffman - but he has a good speed, skills and a solid chin. He has gone the distance in seven of his last eight fights including against Tyson Fury.

Joshua will try using his jab to keep Wallin at the distance and fire a big shot with his devastating right hand as soon as Wallin opens his guard.

Anyway, AJ knows his chin is questionable and will have to avoid being hit by Wallin, despite the Swede is not known for his one-punch power.

We don't believe Joshua knocks Wallin out, but we believe AJ can win this fight on points. A distance fight is definetely on the cards.

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Joshua vs Wallin FAQs   

Who is fighting in the Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin card?

Saturday's card in Saudi Arabia will be one of the deepest cards in boxing history.

Deontay Wilder will take on Joseph Parker in the co-main event of the night.The winner of this bout is expected to take on the winner of Joshua vs Wallin next year.

Dmitry Bivol will stake his WBA light-heavyweight crown against Lyndon Arthur and Jai Opetaia will put his IBF cruiserweight belt on the line against Ellis Zorro.

Elsewhere on the card, Daniel Dubois will hope to bounce back from defeat to Oleksandr Usyk by taking on former AJ rival Jarrell Miller.

Moreover, Croatian heavyweight Filip Hrgovic will face Mark De Mori, Arslanbek Makhmudov will face Agit Kabayel and Frank Sanchez will face Junior Fa.

  • Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin – Heavyweight
  • Deontay Wilder v Joseph Parker – Heavyweight
  • Dmitry Bivol v Lyndon Arthur – For Bivol's WBA light heavyweight title
  • Daniel Dubois v Jarrell Miller – Heavyweight
  • Jai Opetaia v Ellis Zorro – For Opetaia's IBF cruiserweight title
  • Filip Hrgovic v Mark de Mori – Heavyweight
  • Arslanbek Makhmudov v Agit Kabayel – For Kabayel's European heavyweight title
  • Frank Sanchez v Junior Fa – Heavyweight

How many rounds will the fight be?

Joshua vs Wallin will be a 12 rounds bout (3 minutes each).

In which weight division will the fight be contested?

The fight will be contested at heavyweight which means both fighters have to make at least 200lb.

What happens if Joshua wins the fight?

Should Joshua beat Wallin, a mega fight with Deontay Wilder next year would be well on the cards (unless Joe Parker beats Wilder in what will be a big upset in Saudi Arabia). A potential contest against Tyson Fury (or other big names) in the future is not ruled out.

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