This competition will be the 10-round main event of the "Liga Stavok International Boxing Association (IBA) Night of Champions.
Former IBF and WBA cruiserweight champion Gassiev has won the title by knockout four times since 2020. In his last fight in Yerevan, Gassiev knocked out undefeated American boxer Mike Balogun in the second round. Murat Gassiev won the WBA Intercontinental Champion title after winning this match.
Gassiev is currently ranked 11th in the IBF and WBA heavyweight rankings. Otto Wallin is ranked 10th in the IBF, 11th in the WBC (World Boxing Council), and ninth in the WBO (World Boxing Organization). According to the official statistics site BoxRec, Murat Gassiev is ranked 15th in the heavyweight category and Wallin is ranked 30th. next.
Otto Wallin is known for his bout with British WBS (World Boxing Series) champion Tyson Fury in 2019. Everyone predicted that the Swedish boxer would lose by knockout, but Wallin showed good resistance and lost by unanimous decision. It was noteworthy that the British boxer fought four matches after this and won all of them by knockout.
The only defeat of Wallin's career was to Fury. Wallin won five more matches after this match, the last of which was against American Helaman Olguin.
The tournament, which will be held on September 30 at Regnum Carya in Belek, will be organized and promoted by the companies «Ural Boks Promotions», «Patriot Boxing» and «Iron&Gloves Promotions» with the support of the International Boxing Association.