Fury vs Wallin odds: That's about right

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Unbeaten heavyweight star Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) is tentatively scheduled to face Sweden's Otto Wallin (20-0-0-1 NC, 13 KO) on September 14th in Las Vegas.

Many are calling this a mismatch and assailing Tyson for cherry-picking but Fury vs Wallin is essentially a stay-busy bout for the Brit who is targeting a 2020 rematch with WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.

Of course, Fury is already coming off of a showcase bout having blasted Tom Schwarz in impressive fashion in June.

The Tyson Fury promotion strategy is quite simple: Fight tune-ups and for the 'big cookies,' and nothing in-between. Hence, we aren't likely to see him against a top fighter unless that fighter is a world champion or big star.So, don't expect to see Tyson against fellas like Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce, Luis Ortiz or Adam Kownacki unless one of them wins a title.

Fury vs Wallin odds
Given Otto's style seems to be tailor-made for Fury and his ring resume pales in comparison to Tyson's, it's no surprise the Swede is a big underdog, even though he's not opening as a ridiculously high underdog.

Per betfair and Paddy Power, Wallin is at 10/1 while Fury, the favorite, sits at 1/25. Odds of a draw are 33/1.

A successful $100 bet on Tyson would yield $4 while the same successful wager on Wallin would generate $1,000.

An intangible?
Those in Wallin's corner can point to his southpaw style and hope it might frustrate Fury or force him into making a costly mistake; But Tyson will be sparring with southpaws in preparation so don't expect him to be ill-equipped to deal with a lefty's approach.

Notable wins for the Swede
Wallin's biggest win to date is a UD verdict over fellow Swede Adrian Granat (then 15-1, 14 KO) in April 2018. And since then, he's had only one fight, a No Contest in April 2019 against Nick Kisner (then 21-4-1).

Ring Walk
Perhaps the most interesting element surrounding this fight will be Tyson's ring entrance. Against Tom Schwarz in June, Fury recreated Apollo Creed's entrance from Rocky IV (minus James Brown of course) and it was absolutely classic.

Otto Wallin highlight

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