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OTTO WALLIN

Heavy Weight

W25

HOMETOWN

  • Sundsvall, Sweden

KO 14

STANCE

Southpaw

L 1

AGE

32

D 0

HEIGHT

6′ 5½″
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About


Einar Otto Wallin, a Swedish professional boxer born on November 21, 1990, has achieved notable success in the heavyweight division. In 2017, he held the WBA Continental heavyweight title, and in 2018, he secured victory by winning the European Union heavyweight title. As of October 2022, Wallin is recognized as the world’s sixth-best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ninth by ESPN.

Amateur career: Wallin comes from a working-class family with a boxing tradition. Inspired by his father and one of his brothers, who were both boxers, he began his own boxing journey at the age of 15. During his amateur career, Wallin clinched the Swedish championship for beginners in 2008. Facing a shortage of heavyweight opponents in Sweden, where professional boxing had been banned until 2007, Wallin often took on any available opponents to maintain his activity in the ring.

In 2009, Wallin won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the Swedish Youth National Championships and also emerged as the champion in the super-heavyweight division at the Ruska Tournament. His successes continued in 2010, with a silver medal at the Swedish National Championships and another silver at the Haringey Box Cup, where he faced Anthony Joshua in the final, losing on points. Wallin also secured silver at the 2010 Ruska Tournament.

Despite two prior losses to Joshua, Wallin persevered and represented Sweden in a Sweden–England dual match in January 2011, where he faced Joshua again, losing on points once more. However, his amateur career featured multiple achievements, including a bronze at the Swedish National Championships, silver at the Nordic Championships, and gold medals at various tournaments like the Algirdas Socikas Tournament, Haringey Box Cup, and Riga Open Tournament.

In January 2012, Wallin defeated Frazer Clarke in a Sweden–England dual match, earning him a spot in the 2012 European Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. He added a bronze at the Gee-Bee Tournament in March but was eliminated in the round of 16 by Mihai Nistor at the European Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in April. Wallin concluded his amateur career with a record of 34 wins and 12 losses.

Professional career – Early years: Wallin transitioned to professional boxing at the age of 22 in 2013. He initially trained under Torsten Schmitz in Berlin, Germany, for six months before moving to Copenhagen, Denmark. It was there that he crossed paths with former two-weight WBA world champion Joey Gamache, who became his trainer. Wallin followed Gamache to New York after Gamache’s departure from Denmark, marking the beginning of his professional journey.

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