Former cruiserweight title challenger BJ Flores says that he has accepted a fight against unbeaten heavyweight prospect Otto Wallin.
According to a report from Bad Left Hook, Flores' team sent out a press release saying that they have accepted terms to have him face Wallin on a ShoBox main event on July 12. The fight would be aired on Showtime but the network has yet to publicly announce the fight.
If true, this would be Wallin's second time fighting in America on Showtime, but his first fight was did not do anything for Wallin's stock in a loaded heavyweight division. Wallin's fight against Nick Kisner, which took place on the April 13 card from Atlantic City, New Jersey that was headlined by Claressa Shields' historic win against Christina Hammer, ended in a no contest after a clash of heads caused a cut that left Kisner unable to continue fighting after just one round.
Wallin is a Swedish heavyweight who is also the current EBU European Union champion and previously held the WBA Continental title. Prior to the fight against Kisner, Wallin won all 20 of his pro bouts with 13 of them coming from inside the distance. The 28-year-old Wallin is ranked No. 6 by the WBA and No. 10 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Flores has fought professionally since 2003 and has won a number of regional titles throughout his career. After unsuccessfully challenging for Tony Bellew's WBC cruiserweight title back in 2017, Flores moved up to heavyweight where he has won two of his last three fights. Flores is coming off a fourth-round TKO loss to Trevor Bryan last August in an interim WBA title fight.