“I consider Wallin the favorite, but Gassiev can strike and eliminate” – Drozd

Chances of Swede Otto Wallin in a duel with the Russian Murat Gassiev They look better for winning, says former WBC cruiserweight champion Grigory Drozd.

The fight between the Swedish boxer and Gassiev will take place on September 30 in Belek, Turkey. The Russian WBA InterContinental heavyweight title will be at stake. Also, the winner of this meeting will occupy second place in the IBF rankings. Former WBA and IBF cruiserweight champion Gassiev has 30 victories (23 by KO) and one defeat. The Russian has been competing in the heavyweight division since the fall of 2020 and has earned four debut victories during that time. During his last fight in March in Yerevan, the 29-year-old boxer eliminated the American Mike Balogun in the second round. Wallin has 25 victories (14 by KO) with a defeat in September 2019 against the current WBC champion, Briton Tyson Fury. After this fight, the 32-year-old Swede won five in a row.

— I watched Wallin closely both in the fight with Fury and with Breazeale. I consider Wallin the favorite in this fight. The guy is on the move, after Fury he had five wins, two of them against good guys. I think Wallin has a better chance of winning this long fight. Wallin and I’m breathing well. Murat, the only thing he can do is hit and knock out. But if you look at the situation and take the opposition of Murat Gassiev and Otto Wallin, there is nothing comparable. Yes, Murat has great potential and already has experience, but he hasn’t fought good opponents recently. For me, Wallin is a favorite, even if he is small,” Drozd told .

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Source : MatchTV

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