Anthony Joshua Fixed On Otto Wallin Bout, Downplays Heavyweight Future

Anthony Joshua expressed his unwavering focus on defeating Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing the importance of Saturday night’s bout over speculations about his future in heavyweight boxing.
The 34-year-old British boxer aims for his third victory of 2023, having triumphed against Jermaine Franklin Jr and Robert Helenius earlier this year.
Joshua, after the weigh-in, stated, “If my prayers are answered, I’ll get the win. I’ve been focused, praying hard, and whatever God wants from me, I’m going to follow that path. I’m making sure it’s not just prayer. I’m following up by action as well.”
While discussions circulate about a potential matchup with former champion Deontay Wilder, Joshua stressed that his immediate focus is Saturday night’s fight.
He emphasized, “Without Saturday night, there is no future. Saturday night is my main focus. Whatever happens in the ring, I know that’s where my heart is. I need to get this win.”
Joshua, with 25 professional wins and three career losses, weighed in at 251 pounds compared to Wallin’s 238.6 pounds.
Wallin, whose sole defeat came against Tyson Fury, expressed readiness, stating, “I’ve trained for this moment for a very long time, so I’m very much ready for it. I know tomorrow there’s going to be a new king, and he’s from Sweden.”
In another key matchup, Deontay Wilder, facing Joseph Parker, weighed in at 213 pounds against Parker’s 245.3 pounds.
Wilder, focused and confident, highlighted his experience and power advantage, stating, “I’ve been here many times before and I’ve fought his (Parker’s) style before. He’s never fought a style like mine. He’s never felt the power that I bring and possess.”
Ada Peter

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