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Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin live stream: how to watch boxing online, DAZN PPV, prices, fight time, full card. Anthony Joshua headlines a sensational card of boxing in Saudi Arabia tonight when he meets Otto Wallin.
The 6ft 6in behemoths face off at the "Day of Reckoning"
Wallin, who took Tyson Fury all the way in 2019, believes Joshua is no longer the fighter he was before.
With a potential money-spinning bout with Deontay Wilder to come, the pressure is on Joshua. Win this and a mouth-watering meeting with the American will edge ever closer in the New Year.
Get ready for the Day of Reckoning. This massive boxing event in Saudi Arabia features some incredible star power in boxing, and it’s capped off by Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin. Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) is the favorite, with every boxing fan and their mother hopping for a Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder fight next year. To make that happen Joshua will have to mentally move past his losses and trainer change to defeat Otto Wallin (26-1, 14 KOs). Wallin is a skilled boxer who gave Tyson Fury a run for his money in September of 2019, giving the Gypsy King a brutal cut over the right eye that required 47 stitches. It’s going to be a tough fight for both men.
Joshua vs. Wallin date, start time
Date: Saturday, December 23
Start time: 4 p.m. UK / 11 a.m. ET
Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:30 p.m. UK / 5:30 p.m. ET
The event is set to begin at 4 p.m. UK / 11 a.m. ET. Main event ringwalks are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. UK / 5:30 p.m. ET, but these timings are subject to change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Anthony Joshua record and bio
Date of birth: October 15, 1989
Height: 6' 6"
Total fights: 29
Record: 26-3 (23 KOs)
Otto Wallin record and bio
Date of birth: November 21, 1990
Height: 6' 5.5"
Total fights: 27
Record: 26-1 (14 KOs)
Day of Reckoning: Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin fight card
Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin
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Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller
Frank Sanchez vs. Junior Fa
Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Agit Kabayel
Anthony Joshua and Otto Wallin are pretty familiar with one another. Even with a brief exchange a few years ago, the two heavyweights believe their fight will steal the show on December 23. In Saudi Arabia, the fight and card airs on DAZN PPV.
Joshua is British boxing royalty, holding four gold medals and the title of OBE. He's a former two-time unified heavyweight champion, holding gold from 2016 until 2018, losing the belts against Andy Ruiz Jr. until briefly reclaiming them in 2019. "AJ" is 2-2 in his last four fights and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. A win for the 34-year-old can see a rewarding 2024, with a fight against Deontay Wilder and the potential of competing for gold again on the table.
Wallin is also a multi-time medalist, becoming Sweden’s premier heavyweight fighter. "All In" is on a six-fight win streak since losing against Tyson Fury in 2019 for the WBC heavyweight title. Coming close to dethroning "The Gypsy King," Wallin is ready for the ultimate upset against the favorite in Joshua, whom he helped secure his first world title.
Wallin has 14 wins via knockout since turning pro in 2013. The Swedish fighter almost beat WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury after being considered an afterthought beforehand, forcing Fury to work for 12 rounds with a nasty cut near his eye. Cool, calm, and collected at the pre-fight press conference, Wallin believes Joshua will falter against the pressure he will provide on fight night.
Joshua is a two-time unified heavyweight champion but hasn't held gold since Oleksandr Usyk beat him in 2021. On a two-fight win streak, Joshua has gone through multiple trainers since his first loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019. The Brit has shown a much more aggressive side to him recently, as seen by his knockout of Robert Helenius in August. Joshua looks to go 3-0 in 2023 and force his way back to a title shot.
Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin headlines a card that’s being billed as one of the most stacked events in boxing history at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today, but despite “AJ” dominating the airwaves, his understated opponent is no slouch.
Two-time former unified world heavyweight champion Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) was forced to take stock after those infamous back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022, and the 6ft 6in British colossus has responded by getting much busier in the ring. This will be his third fight of the year, following a pair of low-key victories over Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius. By contrast, in 2022, 2021 and 2020, Joshua only fought once.
Also standing at an imposing 6ft 6in, 33-year-old Otto Wallin (26-1, 14 KOs) the man nicknamed “All In” owing to his technical grace and tenacity, famously gave Tyson Fury one of his toughest ever challenges, cutting his right eye pretty severely in a hard-fought defeat. The Swede has held the WBA Continental heavyweight title, the European Union heavyweight title and the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title, but never challenged for one of the sport’s top prizes.
Joshua may believe he's given himself an edge over his rival by hiring Ben Davison, Fury’s former coach, as his trainer. However, it's worth noting that Fury dispensed with Davison's services shortly after the Wallin fight.
If Joshua does manage to overcome Wallin today, there are murmurs that a long-rumoured time fight with Wilder could be in the offing. Not an easy one to predict though, as Wallin is a boxer with real pedigree, and opportunities like this one have been few and far between.
'AJ' looks to go three and three for the year after winning an unconvincing decision against Jermaine Franklin in April and brutally knocking out Robert Helenius in August. The former two-time heavyweight champion has already agreed terms to fight Wilder on March 9, as the American is also in action on the Saudi Arabia event against Joseph Parker.
Wallin is no slouch and has only been beaten by heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in his 28-fight professional career. The Swede arguably could have won that fight as Fury suffered a nasty cut above his eye but the ringside doctor refused to call it off. Wallin is unbeaten since his loss to Fury, so here's all you need to know about his clash with Joshua.