OTTO WALLIN wants to finally settle his score against Dillian Whyte – with the winner getting a shot at Anthony Joshua.
The pair were set to fight in October 2021 with the victor challenging for Tyson Fury's title.
But Whyte pulled out with a shoulder injury and refused to reschedule, instead waiting out to face Fury in a losing effort last April.
Now with Whyte in need of an opponent to kickstart the new year, Wallin thinks the time is right to finish their business.
He told SunSport: “I would love to fight Dillian.
"I’m not impressed with him and I’m still upset with him from the last time we were going to fight.
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“I was ready for that fight, I was going to beat him and earn another shot at fighting Tyson Fury again only for him to pull out from an injury he never really proved.
“I would love to fight him and teach him a really good lesson in there.”
Whyte, 34, returned in November and narrowly beat Jermaine Franklin in a disputed decision.
Joshua, 33, was ringside fuelling speculation of a rematch between the two old rivals.
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But AJ is set for a comeback bout on his own in April, leaving Whyte with time to fill.
And Wallin, 32, proposes he be the man to do so, with the winner earning a fight with Joshua later down the line.
He said: “I think it definitely makes sense and the winner would fight Joshua.
“I’d beat Dillian, so that would throw off their plan to fight Joshua of course, but I’d love that and I think that would be great.
“I would love to fight Dillian, I’m still not a big fan of him.”
Joshua is coming off consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, the most recent in Saudi Arabia in August.
I would love to fight him and teach him a really good lesson in there.
He has taken time out of the ring since but is primed to return on April 1 at the O2 Arena.
Wallin was one of the names considered for AJ's return, having previously boxed in the amateurs and later sparring each other.
But Franklin – off the back of his controversial loss to Whyte – looks to be the frontrunner to get the fight.
And Wallin reckons he is considered too much of a risk for Joshua, having left Fury needing over 40 stitches after their 2019 bout.
He said: “In all honesty it might make sense for Joshua to come back against an orthodox fighter, somebody that’s not a huge threat to him.
“I would love to fight Joshua and I think I could give him a really good fight and beat him.
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“But I think that’s a couple reasons why he wouldn’t want to fight me right now.
"I’m a southpaw, I’m a good fighter and I gave Fury a really good fight. I think I’m more than what Joshua needs right now."
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