Press Release: Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (18-0, 12 KOs) will face Gabriel Enguema (8-3, 5 KOs) in a ten-round contest on the undercard of the WBA super middleweight title rematch between Tyron Zeuge and Isaac Ekpo on December 2nd at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. Wallin, a southpaw, needs a win as he looks to secure a Swedish super fight with rival Adrian Granat early next year. However, both must overcome a final hurdle, with Granat also set for action in Germany in December.
Wallin fights for the first time since April following a triumphant homecoming at the Sporthallen in Sundsvall where he stopped former Italian Champion Gianluca Mandras in the fifth round.
The 26 year-old, who currently based in New York with his coach Joey Gamache, says he is looking forward to returning to the ring, and knows he cannot afford any slip ups if he is to remain on course for a hotly anticipated showdown with his domestic foe Granat.
ďIím looking forward to fighting again,Ē said Wallin. ďItís been a while since my last fight in April so it will be nice to get back in the ring. Iíve been training hard and Iím ready to show everybody the improvements Iíve made in the gym. Enguema is a good opponent. He is the same size as me, maybe a bit heavier, and he looks very athletic. I think he will come in good shape and I will need to be ready. I canít take anything for granted or he could cause me some problems.
ďThis is a must-win fight for me. Iíve got a big fight coming up with Adrian Granat if I beat this guy. That's a fight Iíve wanted that fight for a long time and I'm ready to prove Iím the best heavyweight in Sweden, but I need to win this fight first. If I donít win, I won't get the opportunity to fight Granat, so I know there is a lot at stake.Ē