Wallin's big fool - not the first Swede to meet a Tyson
On Saturday, the Sunsvall son Otto Wallin goes his life match against Tyson Fury in Las Vegas. But the big fight is not the first heavyweight meeting between a Swedish and a Tyson. In the 1984 heavyweight final in Tampere, Malmö boxer Håkan Brock met legendary Mike Tyson, who was 18 years old at the time. - I didn't know who he was. I asked his coach, "Who is Mike Tyson?" The coach answered "You will see", remembers Brock when SVT met him in 2001.
Tyson Fury has triggered the mood for Saturday by saying that he doesn't know much about his great-grandmother Otto Wallin.
In 1984, Swedish Håkan Brock used a similar strategy against self-employed Mike Tyson, who at that time was a relatively unknown boxer who made his last amateur match.
Relive the heavyweight meeting in Tampere in the player above!
Tyson Fury: Don't know much about Wallin Photo: TT