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Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin confirmed for September 14
Last Updated: 13/08/19 3:02pm
Tyson Fury will fight undefeated Swedish contender Otto Wallin on September 14 in Las Vegas.
Former world heavyweight champion Fury hopes another stateside victory will lead to a rematch with Deontay Wilder next year, with the WBC title on the line.
Fury brilliantly recovered from a 12th-round knock-down against Wilder last December, and was eventually frustrated to only draw in the battle between unbeaten heavyweights.
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He has since shone in a swift demolition of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas - he will return to the city to headline at the T-Mobile Arena next.
Sweden's Wallin, a southpaw who is unbeaten in 21 pro fights, stands in Fury's way.
Wallin last year had his career-best result, a win over compatriot Adrian Granat in their home country.
His US debut has twice been scuppered. First, his opponent Nick Kisner suffered an early cut so their fight was ruled a no contest, then BJ Flores withdrew just days away from a scheduled fight.
Wallin now receives a huge opportunity against Fury, whose plan is to win Wilder's WBC title in an expected second fight in 2020.
Wilder is first planning a rematch with Luis Ortiz, while Anthony Joshua will fight to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO belts from Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7 live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Vasiliy Lomachenko faces Luke Campbell in a world lightweight title fight, Charlie Edwards defends his flyweight title, and Hughie Fury meets Alexander Povetkin in a heavyweight battle, on August 31 live on Sky Sports Box Office.