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Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin: Predictions from Liam Smith, Ben Whittaker, Leigh Wood & more

Some of boxing's biggest names give us their thoughts and predictions as Anthony Joshua goes up against Otto Wallin in the highly-anticipated 'Day of Reckoning' card in Riyadh.

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Ben Whittaker
Professional Boxer

AJ's beat him twice but that means nothing when you're professional.

But there's something about AJ, he looked a bit angry in that press conference. I kind of like it but I hope he doesn't take it into the fight.

Leigh Wood
Professional Boxer

I think you will see AJ be more clear and decisive with what he's doing in there.

He knows what he needs to do. A lot of people say AJ's looking more like his old self and that will be because of him being more clear and decisive.

Ade Oladipo
Boxing Pundit

There's something about Otto Wallin. I interviewed him the other day and he's so confident on the stage.

He said: "AJ, you hit your peak in 2018". So basically saying that he was good five years ago. It's a risky one.

Liam Smith
Professional Boxer

Otto Wallin is a good fighter but I think Anthony Joshua, if he's firing, is very good with southpaws.

If he's aggressive enough and not really gun shy, I think Joshua wins and he wins well.

Darren Barker
Boxing Pundit

I miss the old AJ way of fighting, if I'm being honest.

But I think as an opponent, he could be more difficult to beat and I think he can get the job done.

David Coldwell
Boxing Trainer

He's not an elite heavyweight.

And if AJ wants to be an elite heavyweight, again, then he's got to go out there and do a job that an elite heavyweight would do to a guy that's a good heavyweight.

Fabio Wardley
Professional Boxer

It's not in any way a foregone conclusion. You saw how he (Wallin) performed against Fury, it was a really good performance.

And then against Gassiev with the win, that's a great performance as well.

So he's flying high, he's doing well. Off that loss to Fury he's still got a lot of credit.

Delicious Orie
Professional Boxer

I'm not overlooking Wallin, I think he's a good fighter at world level.

But there's levels in my opinion and I think Anthony Joshua will be able to go and do his thing.

It won't be an easy night but he should get it done!

Solomon Dacres
Professional Boxer

Wallin's proved to be quite tricky, hasn't he? He's not bad.

Joshua's beaten him in the amateurs so he will be confident and he's got to get a good win in there.

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