Frank Warren Says to Expect Deontay Wilder v Robert Helenius in October!
In the months following his eleventh-round stoppage defeat in the trilogy bout against the current WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury in October 2021, there is a cloud of mystery and questions surrounding Deontay “Bomb Squad” Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs). While he plans to fight again, it’s unknown when the ex-WBC champ plans to fight again and against whom.
Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, says he could face the winner of the August 20 rematch between unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. But according to Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, he knows what is ahead for Wilder. During an interview with TalkSport, the man behind Queensberry Promotions said the following when asked about his future.
WARREN REVEALS WHAT IS NEXT
“Well, Deontay’s fighting in October. He’s coming back, and they’re talking about him fighting Helenius, and that’ll be in the [United] States.”
Warren is referring to Swedish heavyweight Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) who is ranked second by the WBA and tenth by the WBC. If this is the case, it would be an interesting comeback opponent. At 6’6”, Helenius is a fighter almost as tall as the 6’7” former champ. The similarities end there. He doesn’t compare when it comes to accomplishments in the ring.
Many fans and pundits will ask how Warren knows when and who Wilder is fighting. Team Wilder tends to keep things close to the vest. The pride of Alabama likes his privacy and reveals what he wants when he wants, on his terms. We’re currently in the month of July. If he’s fighting in October, one would think there would have been some kind of announcement by now.
However, this is boxing, a sport with no real secrets. Insiders speak among themselves all the time. Given Warren’s recent history with them, going back to Fury’s first fight with Wilder in 2018, he surely has greater insight than most.
Wilder is wildly popular. The boxing and mainstream sports world are highly anticipating his return. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing with continued updates on what’s next for Mr. “Bomb Squad”
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By: Michael Wilson Jr.