Anthony Joshua massive betting favorite to beat Otto Wallin in December boxing fight
Slated to make an end-of-year return to the ring, former two-time professional boxing world champion, Anthony Joshua has opened as a significant betting favorite to beat Swedish heavyweight, Otto Wallin ahead of their heavyweight headliner on December 23. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Joshua, a former undisputed WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion, is currently riding a two-fight winning run into his outing in the Middle East with the above-mentioned Wallin, most recently turned in a blistering seventh round knockout win over Finnish contender, Robert Helenius in a short-notice fight back in August.
Prior to that knockout victory, Joshua snapped a two-fight losing skid to current heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, turning in a unanimous decision win over Jermaine Franklin on home soil over the course of 12 rounds in April of this year.
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Otto Wallin On A Six Fight Winning Run
As for Wallin, the 33-year-old Sunsvalle native enters his high-profile headliner against Joshua in December, in the midst of an impressive and eye-catching six-fight winning run.
Without a loss since a 2019 unanimous decision defeat against incumbent WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, Wallin most recently won the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight crown in a split decision win over Murat Gassiev back in September of this year.
However, despite his impressive run of wins since his judging loss to Fury, Swedish heavyweight, Wallin has opened as a +333 betting underdog to beat Joshua, with the Watford native currently riding a -385 betting favorite line.
Many markets and bookies around the world are taking action on next month’s title-eliminator between Joshua and Wallin, including Bet365 ประเทศไทย – who are offering both outright and prop bets and wagers on the December 23rd heavyweight clash in the Middle East.
26-3 as a professional, prior to his pair of decision losses to Ukrainian favorite, Usyk before his winning spree, Joshua lost his undisputed WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF championships during his first visit to the United States – in the form of a short-notice seventh round knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. – suffering a slew of knockdowns in the process to boot.
Going on to avenge that loss to the Mexican veteran, Joshua holds notable career victories over the likes of Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale, Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, Igor Povetkin, and Kubrat Pulev to boot.
As for Wallin, the 26-1(1) professional also holds a victory over common-foe, Breazeale during his string of successive victories, to go with his notable title win over the above-mentioned, Gassiev back in September of this year.
Expected to feature against former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder with a win over Swedish contender, Wallin at the end of this year, the Tuscaloosa native also features on the December 23. card in Riyadh, booking a co-main event slot against New Zealand favorite, Joseph Parker in Saudi Arabia.
In his most recent outing, the Alabama knockout artist managed to stop the above-mentioned, Helenius back in October of last year in Brooklyn, New York – stopping the Finn with a thunderous opening round KO at the Barclays Center.