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Otto Wallin Signs Long Term Deal With Sauerland

Team Sauerland is delighted to announce the signing of Otto Wallin. The Swedish heavyweight hopeful has inked a long-term deal with Europe´s biggest boxing promoters.

The 22-year-old southpaw has joined fellow countrymen Erik Skoglund and Anthony Yigit in Berlin to train under the guidance of coaches Karsten Roewer and Torsten Schmitz. “We are thrilled to add Otto to our team,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “This could be the beginning of a very special story. Sweden once had a great heavyweight champion, Ingemar Johansson, and we have a long history of building future champions. We helped Nikolai Valuev to become the biggest and tallest champion of all time. We have turned Robert Helenius from a successful amateur into a superstar in Finland. And we currently promote WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin and European Heavyweight Champion Kubrat Pulev. So Otto will get a lot of good sparring.”

Wallin will fight on the Nordic Fight Night, a revolutionary event series featuring five to seven shows in the Nordic region per year. The fights are shown by Viasat in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. “We believe that Otto has the talent to be something special,” Sauerland added. “The only way to find out is getting him the best possible training and the best boxing education. How far he goes, that´s up to him.”

Wallin starts his training in Berlin today. “I am excited to fight for Team Sauerland,” he said. “I am very happy that I get the chance to show my potential. I will train extremely hard.”

Wallin started boxing in 2006. He has 46 amateur fights (34 wins). He will make his pro debut at a show to be announced. “It´s a long way to the top,” he said. “It will require a lot of hard work, discipline and sweat. Of course my dream is to become the first Swedish heavyweight champion since Ingemar Johansson, but that´s nothing I´m thinking about right now. I just take one step at a time. For the time being, I am excited to get my professional career going and I will work hard to make a successful debut.”

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