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Full undercard for Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin heavyweight fight

We take a look at what to expect from the full card as Anthony Joshua faces Otto Wallin in a heavyweight bout on Saturday, December 16.

Day Of Reckoning Press Conference Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Fight fans end the year with a main event bout featuring Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) and Otto Wallin (26-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday, December 23. DAZN has live coverage of the “Day of Reckoning” card from the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Joshua, 34, is a former two-time unified heavyweight champion who is looking to get back to that form. “AJ” was undoubtedly one of the top fighters in the division before losing two unified title fights to Oleksandr Usyk. However, Joshua has won his last two bouts, one by unanimous decision over Jermaine Franklin in April and a 7th-round KO over Robert Helenius in August. While neither win was wildly impressive, the former WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titleholder is hungry to get back into the contender conversation.

Wallin, 33, fights out of Sweden and is also a former titleholder in the heavyweight division. The southpaw has held the WBA Continental, WBA Inter-Continental, and European Union heavyweight titles. Wallin began his career 20-0 before losing to Tyson Fury by unanimous decision in 2019. Since that defeat, he has reeled off six straight wins including a split decision victory over Murat Gassiev in September.

This massive eight-card event features some of the best heavyweights in boxing today. Also on the undercard is a showdown between Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and Joseph Parker (33-3, 23 KOs) in the co-main event. Wilder is the betting favorite with -650 odds to win, Parker is a +450 underdog, per DraftKings Sportsbook.

In the third to last fight of the card, WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) eyes an 11th straight title defense against Lyndon Arthur (23-1, 16 KOs). Bivol is a -2500 betting favorite to win, while Arthur is a +1200 underdog.

In the closing bout, Joshua carries -380 betting odds to win and Wallin is a +285 underdog. The favored method of victory is Joshua by unanimous decision (+125).

Full Card for Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin

  • Anthony Joshua RTD-5 over Otto Wallin
  • Joseph Parker UD-12 (118-111 118-110 120-108) over Deontay Wilder
  • WBA Light Heavyweight Title: Dmitry Bivol UD-12 (120-107 3x) over Lyndon Arthur
  • Daniel Dubois TKO-10 (2:52) over Jarrell Miller
  • European Heavyweight Title: Agit Kabayel TKO-4 (2:03) over Arslanbek Makhmudov
  • IBF Cruiserweight Title: Jai Opetaia TKO-1 (2:56) over Ellis Zorro
  • Filip Hrgovic TKO-1 (1:42) over Mark De Mori
  • Frank Sanchez TKO-7 (2:42) over Junior Fa