Otto Wallin vs Dominic Breazeale Preview Feb. 20th
Otto Wallin of Sweden will be meeting fellow heavyweight Dominic Breazeale of Glendale, California at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut this Saturday,Feb. 20Th. The 12-round fight can be seen live in America on Showtime with TSN 5 showing it in Canada. Wallin last saw action in August when he stopped Travis Kauffman in the fifth round. Breazeale hasn’t boxed since May, 2019 when he was halted in 137 seconds by Deontay Wilder in a shot at the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Wallin vs Breazeale Betting Odds
- Dominic Breazeale +200
- Otto Wallin -260
Wallin is a southpaw who hails from Sundsvall, Sweden and the 30-year-old also carries around a record of 21-1 with 14 Kos. He’s boxed just 107 rounds since making his pro debut back in 2013 after a mediocre amateur career. He’s a good-sized heavyweight as he stands just over 6-feet-5-inches tall and has a reach of 78 inches. Wallin has pretty good power with a current knockout ratio of 61 per cent.
The biggest problem with Wallin is the quality of opponents he’s faced so far. That being said, he did give Tyson Fury all he could handle in September, 2019 in his only pro loss. He could Fury up for 47 stitches along the way but dropped a unanimous decision. Wallin stopped Gianluca Mandras in the fifth round in 2017 to lay claim to the vacant WBA Continental Heavyweight Title.
A year later he captured the EBE European Heavyweight Crown via a unanimous decision over Adrian Granat. He’s also faced the likes of Srdan Govedarica, Raphael Zumbano, Osborne Machimana, Samir Kurtagic and Vladimir Goncharov. Wallin’s another heavyweight hopeful who always has a puncher’s chance no matter who he faces due to his size, power and chin.
The 35-year-old of Breazeale is a former 2012 Olympian and will enter the contest with a mark of 20-2 with 18 Kos to his name. He’s one of the bigger heavyweights around at 6-feet-7-inches tall and possesses a reach of 81.5 inches. He’s two inches taller than Wallin and has a 3.5-inch edge in reach. He’s certainly able to pack some power in his punches as well as his current knockout ratio is a fine 81.8 per cent. However, his chin isn’t the most dependable.
Breazeale’s first loss came at the hands of IBF and WBA Champion Anthony Joshua when he was stopped in the seventh round in June of 2016 and he was also stopped by Wilder. Still, he’s been able to handle the shots of Carlos Negron, Eric Molina, Amir Mansour, Victor Bisbal, Yasmany Consuegra, Billy Zumbrun, Nagy Aguilera and Fred Kassi and beaten them all.
He’s fought just 87 rounds since turning pro in 2012 after a fine amateur career and has never gone past 10 rounds in his career and he did that against Kassi back in 2015. Breazeale fought just once in the past two years and hasn’t fought top opposition on a consistent basis but was relatively competitive in his outing against Joshua in Manchester in 2016.
The long layoff won’t help Breazeale as he could get caught early and that may be the end of his night. However, he also has the power to cause some damage to Wallin early on. This fight should come down to power vs chins and it’s basically a tossup. If Breazeale is in top form though then I’ll give him the slight edge.
I’ll give Breazeale a close edge here.
Play Breazeale -+200 @ BetOnline.ag
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