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Broner vs Santiago: Otto Wallin feels he’s more well-rounded than Dominic Breazeale

Wallin meets Breazeale this weekend in a heavyweight bout airing on Showtime.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin Photo by David Becker/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Otto Wallin set to take on Dominic Breazeale this weekend in a heavyweight bout, Wallin tells RingTV that he respects Breazeale as an opponent, but that he has enough confidence in his own ability that he’s fully expecting to take the win.

Wallin would admit that in the heavyweight division one punch at any time can change everything but says he knows exactly what he’s up against:

“He’s been out almost two years since losing to Deontay Wilder. I’m not over confident, I’m not under confident. He’s big, strong, has some nice knockouts. But I feel like I’m faster, with better hand speed, smarter, better offense and better defense. I think I’m more well rounded than he is.”

Wallin is most recently coming off a stoppage win over Travis Kauffman last August, and says that Breazeale has some similarity in his plodding style says Breazeale’s physically bigger stature is the difference. And to deal with Breazeale’s size Wallin is under no illusion that he’s simply going to be able to box his way to a win here, saying that he’s going to have to earn Breazeale’s respect and emphasize that he’s the boss.

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