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Tyson Fury, Otto Wallin “have agreed to terms” for September

The fight will reportedly take place on the 14th at T-Mobile Arena

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

There were recent unpleasant rumblings of Tyson Fury facing Charles Martin this September in the final fight before his planned 2019 rematch with Deontay Wilder, but Mike Coppinger brings “The Gypsy King” will reportedly defend his







heavyweight title against Sweden’s Otto Wallin, with other sources specifying it as a September 14th show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

According to Keith Idec, the other two finalists were mid-tier veteran Johann Duhaupas and unproven prospect Junior Fa, so count your blessings.

On the one hand, I’m happy for Wallin (20-0, 13 KO), whom Scott accurately described as “snakebit” after his Showtime debut ended via first-round headbutt and his subsequent fight with BJ Flores fell through last month when Flores failed to get medical clearance. On the other hand, this fight absolutely sucks. Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) has an argument for being the best heavyweight in the world and Wallin, for all his potential, hasn’t beaten anyone more noteworthy than Adrian Granat as a professional.

I know it’s just meant to keep Fury busy until the rematch, but come on. You’d all be better served opening ESPN+ and watching Justin Gaethje and “Cowboy” Cerrone try to kill each other in the Octagon; at least there you won’t have to worry about Joe Tessitore choking on the boot he’s licking.

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