Tyson Fury agrees terms to fight Otto Wallin in Las Vegas

Otto Wallin has sparred Anthony Joshua

Otto Wallin has sparred Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury is reportedly set to face Sweden's Otto Wallin in his next fight in September in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum and Wallin promoter Dmitriy Salita have been in discussion about the potential matchup for nearly a week now.

Other available fighters Top Rank discussed as a possible opponent for Fury included former world title challenger Johann Duhaupas (37-5, 24 KOs) of France and New Zealand's unbeaten but untested Junior Fa (18-0, 10 KOs).

This will be Fury's second fight for Top Rank after he finished Tom Schwarz back in June, marking the first fight on his deal with the promotion. "It's something uncommon nowadays".

But managing risk while again showcasing Fury to an American television audience was always likely to be a balance struck given a win could pave the way for a highly lucrative rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in early 2020.

Wilder, who owns a record of 41-0 with one draw and 40 knockouts, emerged with a draw against Fury on December 1 in Los Angeles in a bout in which Fury was leading on the scorecards before being knocked down in the 12th round.

The 28-year-old, who has a flawless 20-0 record with 13 KO's to his name, made his American debut in April against Nick Kisner. That Showtime-televised fight ended because Kisner suffered a bad cut caused by an accidental head butt and was unable to continue.

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