OTTO WALLIN insists he is a better opponent for Anthony Joshua’s return fight than Dillian Whyte.
Joshua, 33, is taking a break from boxing to mentally recover following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, 35.
His promoter Eddie Hearn has named Wallin along with Whyte as potential opponents for his client to face upon his comeback.
The Swede twice boxed and lost to Joshua in the amateurs and gave Tyson Fury, 34, an almighty scare in their 2019 bout.
Fury was left needing 47 STITCHES after Wallin inflicted a huge cut on the Gypsy King’s eyebrow.
And with Whyte, 34, having already been knocked out by AJ in 2015, Wallin, 31, believes he stands out above the British contender.
He told Rekatochklart: âI think itâs positive that my name is being mentioned but I would like to be the frontrunner.
âI think Whyte is a good style for Joshua, he knocked him out last time, I donât think much has changed.
âA guy like Usyk is a terrible style for him because Joshua struggles with good boxers and Iâm a good boxer and Iâm a southpaw so I think I can give Joshua a better fight.
“Iâve proved myself with Fury, I gave him a really tough fight and he handled Whyte much easier than me.
âJudging from that I think Iâm a much better fight for Joshua and we fought twice in the amateurs, I lost close decisions in fights that could have gone either way and weâve sparred before, so we know each other pretty well.
âHe knows that Iâm a good fighter and I know that heâs a good fighter.
“I think that fight makes a lot of sense especially given that I have a good following in England thanks to the Fury fight and the problems I gave him.
“So, I think people would respect that fight.â
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