The carrot on offer ahead of Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin later this month could not be bigger – a shot at the heavyweight championship of the world.
British star Whyte and Swede Wallin will lock horns in London for the right to challenge Tyson Fury for the WBC belt he retained in epic fashion with that 11th-round KO of Deontay Wilder last weekend.
Fury is also the Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight king (the man who beat the man) so those titles will also be on the line for the winner of Whyte vs Wallin.
With just days to go before fight night, here is all the boxing betting intel you need ahead of time.
The odds: Whyte is favorite
Whyte (28-2) is a -233 favorite (bet $233 to win $100) with Resorts on the money line betting to overcome Wallin, but it’s close. The Swede (22-1) is a +200 shot (bet $100 to win $200) with a number of online sportsbooks.
We will include a full preview of the fight here, with expert predictions, during fight week.
When does the fight start?
Whyte vs Wallin is scheduled for Saturday October 30, 2021. It goes down at London’s 02 Arena, and ring walks for the main event are expected between 1700 and 1800 ET, 1400 and 1500 PT.
TV details & live stream
Streaming platform DAZN will have the call in the United States – the bout is not a pay-per-view so you can either purchase a monthly sub or an annual package. Current prices are $19.99 per month, or $99.99 for the year. Obviously a pretty big saving if you do want to take out a full 12-month sub.
Dillian Whyte record
Whyte is now 33 years old – he was born April 11, 1988 in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He fights out of Brixton, London.
Known as ‘The Body Snatcher’, Dillian has a pro record of 28-2 – 28 victories and just two defeats with 19 of his wins coming inside distance. He stands 6ft 4ins tall (1.93m) and has a reach of 78ins (1.98m).
Whyte’s only two losses were knockouts at the hands of Anthony Joshua in a terrific matchup of two unbeaten prospects in 2015, and then Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom Fight Camp in August 2020. The latter defeat was especially painful as Dillian just needed to win to claim a title shot against Fury.
Whyte gained revenge over Povetkin, and the interim WBC title, by sending the Russian into retirement on the back of a fearful beating on Gibraltar in March 2021.
Other signature wins on a superb resume for Dillian include successes against Joseph Parker, Dereck Chisora (twice), Robert Helenius and Oscar Rivas.
Wallin was born in Sundsvall, Sweden on November 21, 1990 and he is now 30 years old. He has a 22-1 pro ledger – 22 victories and a sole defeat from 23 fights. He stands 6ft 5½ins tall (1.97m) and has a reach of 78ins (1.98m).
That sole loss for Wallin came on the back of perhaps his most notable performance – at the hands of the aforementioned ‘Gypsy King’ Fury.
Otto gave Fury all he could handle in a non-title match in Las Vegas in September 2019. He opened a gruesome cut over Fury’s eye and there was a danger the fight could have been stopped. Tyson though, as he proved just last weekend against Wilder, has terrific fighting heart and he gutted it out to survive and claim a decision victory.
Since then Otto has fought just twice (thanks again, pandemic), claiming wins over Travis Kauffman and Dominic Breazeale.
Look at Wallin’s resume before that Fury clash and it’s clear he was stepping up in class in a big way that night. Pretty sure nobody expected to give ‘The Gypsy King’ quite the fright he eventually did.