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Otto Wallin says it will be ‘very hard’ for Anthony Joshua to come back if he loses to him twice

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The pair are set to clash on December 23 in Saudi Arabia on the same card as Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker.

But, even if Wallin pulls off an upset win on this occasion, he will have to get past Joshua again in a rematch.

When asked about the rematch clause, Wallin told Vegas Insider: “If it was just up to me, it wouldn’t be there of course. I can’t say I was particularly happy about it.

“I’m currently in a really good position in the IBF (International Boxing Federation), so I could have waited and maybe fought for the IBF title.

“But, we got this opportunity that we felt was really good, and if I beat Anthony Joshua once I can beat him again.”

Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin reportedly in the works for December 23 - Bad  Left Hook

Wallin continued: “If I beat Anthony Joshua twice I should be in line to fight for any title out there.

“So, that means I’m kind of giving up my shot with the IBF, but that is okay, considering if I beat Anthony Joshua twice, I could be in line to fight for pretty much any title.”

As for what happens if Wallin beats Joshua once and then again in a rematch, he said: “If he loses to me twice, it’ll be very hard for him to come back.

 

“This means that he would have been beaten five times. After five losses, he will probably have a very tough time becoming the world champion again, which I know is what he wants.

“I want to do everything it takes to win this fight, and if that means an end to his career, then it is what it is.

“I want to take myself to the next level. My goal is to become the world champion, so that’s what I’m going for.”

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