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Otto Wallin Back in Sweden, Receives a Hero's Welcome

Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin enjoyed a national hero's homecoming yesterday in his native Sweden.
 
Basking in the glory earned by his fight against Tyson Fury at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last Saturday, September 14, Wallin was greeted at Stockholm airport by countrymen eager to celebrate with their newest sports star and then whisked off for a national media tour.
 
"It felt great to have such a welcome at home in Sweden," said a proud Wallin. "The media and the people are really backing me more and more and that's awesome. Boxing in Sweden needs all the attention it can get and it feels good to be part of helping boxing at home and to be a role model for the kids."

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Wallin sat for several interviews including Sweden's national publicly funded radio, Sveriges Radio, important sports newspaper Sportbladet and gave an emotional tribute to his late father in SVT's popular Morning Studio, watched by 36.4% of the country.
 
Though Wallin lost on the scorecards after 12 tough rounds, the respect he earned from Fury and boxing fans worldwide has instantly taken him to recognizable status on the heavyweight boxing landscape.
 
"Otto had an outstanding fight against Tyson Fury and a well-deserved hero's welcome in his homeland," said his promoter, Dmitriy Salita. "Although he didn't get to take home the belt, it feels like he did to his fans in Sweden. As he said after the fight, it was a great learning experience and he's definitely proven to himself and the boxing world that he is a big part of the heavyweight division. The sky is the limit for Otto and I am very happy that he has achieved celebrity athlete status in the US and back home in Sweden."
 
Wallin is scheduled for additional Swedish media appearances today and the rest of the week.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 1hourRun on 09-20-2019

We've not heard anything from the Gypsy-Bum, Fury knows the score! :lol1: .

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-20-2019

I understand the hero welcome because he was a huge underdog, but let`s not pretend he did something special. he clearly lost.

Comment by doom_specialist on 09-20-2019

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;20069877][COLOR="Red"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I was saying the same thing to myself during the fight in the later rounds. Wallin can be a good test for up and coming contenders. Guy has a chin made of granite. [B]If Fury unloads like that…

Comment by sir ronni james on 09-20-2019

what belt?

Comment by tophat1 on 09-20-2019

[QUOTE=Curtis Harper;20070283]Swedes and Aussies are hard up for heroes :lol1:[/QUOTE] Haha very true

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