Andy Ruiz Jr has stood up to Anthony Joshua’s power, but Otto Wallin can knock him out, says promoter Dmitriy Salita | Boxing News
Otto Wallin has the “power and size” to shatter resistance to Andy Ruiz Jr.’s punch in a heavyweight contender clash that “would make sense,” said promoter Dmitriy Salita.
The Swedish heavyweight is eager to win a big-name fight after his career-best win over Dominic Breazeale, a points-dominant victory in February.
Former Unified Champion Ruiz Jr sealed a unanimous decision victory over Chris Arreola in May, and Salita hopes to guide her fighter Wallin into a high-stakes showdown with rival contender.
“Beat Breazeale like he [Wallin] showed how much he has improved since fighting Fury, “said Salita Air sports.
“I’m sure his size, skill and dedication to his craft makes world class fighters think twice before sharing the ring with him.
“Otto and Andy have given two of the current heavyweight champions the toughest challenge. It makes sense that they are fighting, especially if Tyson Fury fights Anthony Joshua [in and undisputed world title fight]. “
Wallin came out with credit for his only loss, a bloody decision loss to Fury in September 2019, while Ruiz Jr stopped Anthony Joshua in June 2019, only to lose his world titles in an immediate rematch in December of the same year.
The Californian withstood punches from Joshua in a point loss, but was knocked down in the second round by Arreola, and Wallin was backed to become the first man to stop Ruiz Jr.
When asked if Wallin could win by KO, Salita replied, “Definitely and I think he has the skills, the power and the size to do it!”
Wallin once said Air sports that he hopes to win a second fight with Fury, who then stopped Deontay Wilder in his next fight to claim the WBC belt.
“My dream is to fight and win the world title, so for now I just have to keep fighting and improving, so when I have the shot I’ll be ready to grab it with both hands”, Wallin said.
“Tyson Fury’s rematch is not my top priority, but I really hope I have another chance against him.
“I just have to keep fighting and winning and showing I’m worthy of a rematch and when the time comes I’m ready to come in and beat him.”