Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius In The Works For October 15.
After back-to-back losses to current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and briefly contemplating retirement, former champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KOs) is closing in on a return to the ring. Ranked number one in the WBC, he will be taking on number WBA #2 and WBC #10 ranked contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (31-3, 20KOs) on October 15 in a PBC Pay-Per-View event.
The fight is slated to take place at the Barclays Center in New York.
The Alabama native, who was savagely knocked out by Fury in their rubber match last October, was recently spotted back in the gym with fellow contender Michael Hunter. After pictures started circulating on the internet, this caused people to speculate that a return to the ring was imminent. Now that it’s no longer speculation, many fans will wonder how the hard-hitter will look come fight night.
Helenius, is riding a two-fight win streak after back-to-back impressive stoppage victories over respected contender Adam Kownacki. Interestingly enough, Wilder and Helenius have an excellent relationship as the Sweden-born fighter was the main sparring partner for the former champion prior to his third fight with Fury. This fight shouldn’t come as a surprise as 3kingsboxing reported back in July that Helenius was being targeted as the former champions’ return opponent.
This match-up will pit two gigantic heavyweights who both stand at 6’7″ in a pivotal fight. At some point down the line, Wilder is in prime position for another world title opportunity. Helenius is in a similar boat. A win for him would be huge as he continues to chug along in hopes of one day challenging for a world title.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher