Otto Wallin set for heavyweight showdown with Gegeshidze

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Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (9-0, 7 KOs) can claim his tenth professional victory when he takes on David Gegeshidze (14-7-1, 3 KOs) on March 14 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Wallin enjoyed a successful 2014, recording five wins including four stoppages. On March 14, the 24 year-old from Sundsvall returns for the first time in 2015, eager to continue his run of good form.

‘’2014 was a great year for me. I got five good wins under my belt and I’ve been progressing with every fight,’’ said Wallin. ‘’I feel like I’ve really settled in Copenhagen now, since moving to here to be closer to my coach Joey Gamache. I’ve got a great training set up and fantastic team around me. Everything has fallen into place and I think that has really benefitted me in the ring.

‘’In 2015, I want to keep improving. It’s important that I don’t become complacent. I need to work hard and do my best to get better everyday. There is still a long way to go. I’m only 24 years old, so I’m in no rush to challenge for titles, but when the times comes, I will be ready!’’

To get the New Year off to a winning start, Wallin must overcome David Gegeshidze, who he meets in his third eight-round contest.

‘’He’s an awkward opponent so I will need to be careful,’’ said Wallin. ‘’It’s important that I take the fight to him and dictate the pace. I have to make him fight my fight or he could cause some problems. But I’m confident. I’ve been training hard and I’ve still got three weeks to go. Everything is going to plan!’’

Swedish KO king Oscar Ahlin (11-0, 9 KOs) is also in action at the Ballerup Super Arena on March 14, alongside Danish boxing star Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) who faces George Tahdooahnippah (34-1-2, 24 KOs) in his super middleweight debut. The Nordic Fight Night will be broadcast on TV10 in Sweden. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk.