Otto Wallin didn’t come out for round six in his Saturday fight versus Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.
He did so on the advice of his trainer, said Jolene Mizzone, head of Fighters First Management, hours after the main event finished.
“Joey (Gamache) stopped the fight, didn’t think he should take any more punishment,” she said.
Wallin did OK the first three rounds, to my eye.
The fourth round was a game changer for the Swede, though, who dropped to 26-2.
But it didn’t look from outside looking in that he was getting battered to that degree.
Gamache saw better, and knows better.
”He is at the hospital now getting X-rays on his cheek and nose just to be sure nothing is broken,” Mizzone said.
Wallin, 33 years old, lost to Tyson Fury and now AJ.
The New York resident lives to fight another day, as a smart/kind trainer/friend removes him from the fray rather than suffering continued trauma.