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Joshua faces Wallin in “Day of Reckoning” showdown in Saudi Arabia today

Per Second News observed that Wallin's only defeat against Fury in 2019, showcased his resilience despite Fury's victory.

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Heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua, is revving to extend his 2023 comeback as he faces Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin in what has been described as”Day of Reckoning” card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Having triumphed over Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius in April and August this year, Joshua faces a formidable challenge in Wallin, known for his southpaw stance and previous bout against Tyson Fury.

Per Second News observed that Wallin’s only defeat against Fury in 2019, showcased his resilience despite Fury’s victory.

Joshua, boasting 26 victories and three losses, aims to overcome Wallin and remains the favorite.

The fight is pivotal for future clashes, with Joshua and Deontay Wilder needing victories to set up a potential 2024 showdown.

Wilder, facing Joseph Parker, has had limited recent fights, while Parker is determined to upset Wilder.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, acknowledges the challenges of Wallin’s style but expresses confidence in Joshua’s abilities.

Evander Holyfield believes Joshua will prevail if the fight goes the distance, emphasizing Joshua’s range and ability to outpoint opponents.

Wilder stresses Joshua’s mental state’s importance, foreseeing victory if Joshua remains focused.

British champion, Fabio Wardley, sees Wallin as a strong contender but predicts Joshua’s victory within six rounds.

Joshua dismisses Wallin’s strategy of relying on his mental state, emphasizing his confidence in skills, durability, and fitness.

In a press conference, Joshua recognised the significance of the fight as a checkpoint in his career, fully focusing on defeating Wallin to secure his future.

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