This Friday, January 27, Otto Wallin, a heavyweight contender who is promoted by Salita Promotions and holds the WBO No. 3 and WBC No. 9 rankings, will face off against Mexico’s Helaman Olguin in an eight-round fight at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Wallin is looking to stay sharp as he seeks a major bout this year.
“I’m feeling really good heading into this fight,” said Wallin. “My training has been going great and I’ve had some good sparring leading up to this fight. I’m looking forward to fighting in New Hampshire and can’t wait to get in the ring.”
In 2022, Wallin (24-1, 14 KOs) added two wins to his record, starting with a unanimous decision in February against Kamil Sokolowski and then a dominant decision over Rydell Booker in May. His manager, Zach Levin, commented on Wallin’s dedication to training, saying, “Otto works out twice a day, six days a week, virtually year-round. He’s eager to prove himself against the best of the best and is preparing for Olguin as a professional should. On January 27, Otto’s world-class skills will be on full display and the fans in attendance will know they’ve seen something special.”
After negotiations to face former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fell through, Wallin is determined to show why he is a top 10 heavyweight in the world. Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions, said, “Otto Wallin is the most avoided and feared fighter in the heavyweight division. He is staying active, sharp, and improving with every fight. These fights demonstrate how committed of a fighter Otto is. Instead of waiting for a big fight, he is honing his craft. We are looking forward to an impressive performance and a great 2023 ahead.”