Wallin vs Browne: Odds, preview and stats

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Heavy-handed Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne (29-2, 25 KO) will face former Tyson Fury foe Otto Wallin (21-0, 13 KO) on March 28 in Las Vegas.

Wallin, of course, made a name for himself by cutting Fury and pushing the Brit to the limit in his unanimous decision loss to the big fella in September.

Many had previously considered the fight a mismatch and were impressed by Otto's skills and durability.

How will he fair against 40 year old Lucas Browne?

Wallin vs Browne odds 
Although the betting lines have yet to open, look for Wallin to be a healthy, but not considerable, favorite. Let's say -400 (Wallin) +295 (Browne).

Why?

In his last 6 fights, Browne has been stopped inside the distance twice while his four wins in that period came against less-than-elite opposition. Moreover, he looked vulnerable against giant journeyman Julius Long, then 18-20, (in the attached video) before roaring back to close the deal in September 2018.

Thus far, Wallin seems to be a pretty good heavyweight and is arguably better than David Allen who KO'd Lucas last April. Minus Fury, he hasn't faced any big names but boasts a points win over the then-surging Adrian Granat (then 15-1) in 2018.

Secondly, bettors will insist Wallin, at 29, is closer to his prime than Browne at 40. That stat is emphasized by their recent performances. Wallin appears to be on the upswing while Browne looks to be on the decline.

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Otto Wallin - Last 6 fights

Lost UD 12 Tyson Fury
Sep 14, 2019
Fury vs Wallin

No Contest 1 Nick Kisner
Apr 14. 2019

Won UD 12 Granat
Apr 21, 2018

Won KO 3 Govedarica
Jan 27, 2018

Won TKO 5 Mandras
Apr 22, 2017

Won UD Raphael Zumbano
Dec 3, 2016

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And third, Wallin appears quicker and technically sharper than his foe. Sure, Browne boasts a heavier punch but will Lucas find the target against the southpaw Swede who possesses a sweet jab and a solid defense.

We will update this article with the official odds from several bettors when they are made available.

What makes this fight compelling is Browne's punching power and edge in overall level of competition. A flush shot by the Aussie could put Otto in dire straits. And the more Wallin stands in front of Browne and trades with him, the closer the odds will become.

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And let's not forget Browne has shared the ring with the likes of Ruslan Chagaev, Dillian Whyte, David Allen, Julius Long (twice), Chauncy Welliver and an over-the-hill James Toney. It's not the most impressive list of names but those guys, overall, are more recognizable than nearly all the names on Wallin's resume.

Fact: Aide from Fury, an opponent Wallin lost to, he's never shared the professional ring with a fighter as accomplished as Lucas Browne. A win over Browne would serve as Otto's biggest to date. But a victory over Wallin wouldn't be Browne's biggest.

BoxRec Rankings: Browne is No 36 of 1314 active heavyweights; Wallin sits at No. 62.

Those who'll favor Browne will cite his punching power as well as the Aussie's previous superior level of opposition and overall professional experience.

In his most impressive win to date, Browne, behind in the cards, KO'd former WBA regular champion Ruslan Chagaev in the 10th Round in March 2016 to win a championship strap. Chagaev had floored Browne in Round 6 but appeared to have run out of gas in the subsequent stanzas.

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Lucas Browne - Last 6 fights

Won TKO 2 John Hopoate
Nov 9, 2019

Lost KO 3 David Allen
Apr 2019

Won UD 6 Kamil Sokolowski
Mar 2, 2019

Won KO 5 Junior Pati
Nov 24, 2018

Won KO 3 Julius Long
Sep 28, 2018

Lost KO 6 Dillian Whyte
Mar 24, 2018

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Wallin vs Browne is an interesting match-up. How will Wallin deal with Browne's power? Will he even get hit flush? And how will Browne handle a young, well-schooled southpaw with a technical advantage and edges in speed and reach.

 
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