Deontay Wilder Says Robert Helenius Will Feel his Power for the First Time
One-time WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KOs) is hard at work preparing for his first fight in nearly a year. On October 15, he will battle long-time sparring partner Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (31-3, 20KOs). In the midst of his preparation for Helenius, he’s been doing quite a few interviews to discuss the matchup.
It’s no secret that the former champion and Helenius are friends, and they sparred extensively as Wilder prepared for his third bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury last October. While they certainly picked up on things that one another likes to do inside the squared circle, one thing that will be different for both men come fight night is the true taste of both fighters’ respective power.
We all know about Wilder’s concussive power. He’s knocked all but two of his opponents out in his career. For Helenius, who is not as hard a puncher as Wilder, he’s still a big guy with respectable power evident by his twenty career knockouts. But when you ask Wilder, there will be some new revelations in the ring come October 15.
He told Fighthype.com the following:
“He’s never felt my power in ten-ounce gloves; it’s always been eighteens and twenties. Nor have I felt him in ten-ounce gloves. It’s going to be different. I’m known for my power, so it’s a real thing. I have real power. “
Wilder’s statement is correct; neither man truly understands how each man’s power will be in smaller gloves .One thing is certain: both will undoubtedly find out on fight night.
By: Jerrell Fletcher