Zlatan favourite Joakim Gissberg to sing Wallin into the ring on Saturday night

Posted on 19th Apr 2018

Zlatan favourite Joakim Gissberg to sing Wallin into the ring on Saturday night

Joakim Gissberg will sing Otto Wallin (19-0, 13 KOs) into the ring on Saturday night ahead of his Viking showdown with heavyweight rival Adrian Granat (15-1, 14 KOs).

The 26 year-old recording artist, who counts Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a fan, will perform a special version of one of his tracks as childhood friend Wallin makes his entrance at the Gärdehov in Sundsvall.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Gissberg. “Besides, Otto being a great friend and me being I’m a big fan of his boxing career, I know a lot of people are dying to see him bring Granat down at our hometown arena on Saturday.

“I’ve always been fascinated by martial arts. I wrestled for many years when I was younger, and boxing is definitely a sport I enjoy watching, especially at a great level like this. I can’t wait to see Otto bring home another win

“We’ve been friends for many years now. We first met at school, and as we got older we became really good friends. We always have a great time together when we find time to meet up. He’s a busy man these days and so am I, but I’m glad to say that we’ve shared a lot of laughs and made some great memories!

“I’m not going to reveal the track I’m performing. I’ll let that remain a secret for now. All I will say is Otto has chosen one of my well-known songs that I’ve spiced up a little bit just for the event.”

When asked to give his verdict on the big fight, Gissberg makes a bold prediction backing hometown hero Wallin to stop Granat inside the distance. “I give it five rounds before Granat goes down from taking too many of Otto’s heavy body shots,” he says.

Otto Wallin and Adrian Granat meet in a Swedish super fight for the European Union Heavyweight title on April 21 at the Gärdehov in Sundsvall on the same night Mikaela Laurén challenges Verena Kaiser for the IBO Female World Super Welterweight strap.

All the action will be shown live and exclusive on Viaplay PPV in Sweden. For more information, please visit: https://viaplay.se/ppv

Tickets are available online via http://www.ticketmaster.se or by calling 077-170 70 70.

(Photo Credit: Joakim Gissberg)

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