One of boxing’s biggest stars is stepping back into the ring Saturday as lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury squares off against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) is appearing in the “Fight Capital of the World” for a second consecutive time. In June, he made quick work of Tom Schwarz, winning by second-round TKO. The Briton wanted to stay active despite having a rematch scheduled for February against WBC titlist Deontay Wilder, should the American slugger get by Luis Ortiz in the fall. Many of the top contenders had bouts locked in or refused to take on Fury, so “The Gypsy King” turned to Wallin.
Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) is competing on U.S. soil for the second time. In April, he went to a no-contest with Nick Kisner in Atlantic City, N.J. He was set to fight BJ Flores on July 12, but the Washington State Department of Licensing refused to grant a license to Flores, citing medical reasons.
Stay locked in as Sporting News follows the happenings of Fury vs. Wallin. The prelims are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and the main card is scheduled to start at 11 p.m. ET.
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin live results, updates
10:15 p.m.: The final preliminary bout of Fury vs. Wallin features Jose Zepeda taking on Jose Pedraza in junior welterweight action. After a narrow majority decision loss to unified champion Jose Ramirez, Zepeda (30-2, two no-contests, 25 KOs) went to a no-contest with Eleazar Valenzuela in May. Pedraza (26-2, 13 KOs), a two-division champion, rebounded from his December loss to pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko to stop Ines Antonio Lozada Torres.
A fun fight that should get the appetite wet before the main card begins.
10:02 p.m. ET: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Fury vs. Wallin. Sit back, relax and grab the refreshments for what should be an exciting night of action.
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin undercard results
- Carlos Cuadras def. Jose Maria Cardenas via majority decision
- Issac Lowe def. Ruben Garcia Hernandez by unanimous decision (78-74, 77-75 and 77-75); Jr. Lightweight
- Gabe Flores Jr. def. Miguel Angel Aispuro via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54); Lightweight
- Iskander Kharsan def Isidro Ochoa by TKO at 3:00 of the fifth round; Super Bantamweight
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin fight card
|Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin||Heavyweight||Lineal|
|Emanuel Navarrete vs. Juan Miguel Elorde||Jr. featherweight||WBO|
|Jose Pedraza vs. Jose Zepeda||Jr. welterweight||…|
|Carlos Cuadras vs. Jose Maria Cardenas||Jr. bantamweight||…|
|Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Miguel Angel Perez Aispuro||Lightweight||…|
|Felix Valera vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy||Light heavyweight||…|
|Isaac Lowe vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez||Jr. lightweight||…|
|Isidro Ochoa vs. Iskander Kharsan||Jr. featherweight||…|
|Guido Vianello vs. Cassius Anderson||Heavyweight||…|
|Abraham Martinez vs. Kevin Johnson||Welterweight||…|