Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin is gearing up for a showdown with dangerous puncher Dominic Breazeale, which takes place on February 20th as part of a Showtime televised card from the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
Wallin has been looking to bounce back from a twelve round decision loss to current WBC world champion Tyson Fury, which took place in September of 2019.
For his part, Breazeale has only suffered two defeats in his career - at the hands of world level fighters Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
By pulling off an impressive victory, Wallin would send a big statement to the entire division.
There is not much for Wallin to take from Breazeale's last fight in 2019, since he was knocked out cold in one round. And a few years earlier, Joshua broke down and ultimately stopped Breazeale in seven rounds.
"Breazeale is a good name and a game guy and hopefully by beating him I'll solidify my spot at the top," Wallin told Sky Sports.
"I've got to be sharp at all times and break him down and once I see the opportunity I'll be ready to take him out. He hung in there with Joshua and showed a lot of heart and grit, but ultimately he was outclassed. With Wilder it was such a short fight so there's not too much to take from it, but Breazeale hurt Wilder before he got knocked out himself.
"His style is to throw heavy shots and I believe he is going to come out and try to put pressure on and be aggressive with me. Luckily I'm a smart guy with good skills and a smart team with a good game plan so there's going to be plenty of opportunities for me to capitalise on."