Wilder: “I Welcome Usyk; I Hope He Takes Notes When I Fight Helenius”

Deontay Wilder Looks Forward to Giving Usyk a Good Show

Deontay Wilder welcomes a bout with Oleksandr Usyk
Deontay Wilder (L, Credit: Richard Pelham), Oleksandr Usyk

Deontay Wilder Welcomes Bout with Oleksandr Usyk After Helenius Bout

To follow up his back-to-back losses to Tyson Fury, one-time heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KO’s) will take on Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (31-3, 20 KO’s). The two big men will collide with one another on October 15 under the hot lights of the Barclays Center located in Brooklyn, New York. If Wilder comes out on top, then there will be a great push to see him get in the ring with unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KO’s).

Truthfully speaking though, few are giving Helenius much of a shot at victory. Instead, most boxing insiders are already speculating what is next for the heavy-handed Alabaman. Yet, no matter how outsiders might feel about the matter, The Bronze Bomber is preparing himself to fight the very best on October 15.

“I expect a warrior! I mean, he is just like I. He’s got a warriors heart.”


Despite the respect that Wilder has extended to Helenius, there is no changing the fact that he is an extreme underdog. And while he would never admit to looking past The Nordic Nightmare, there is no denying that The Bronze Bomber is thinking about what may come next. This is why he was more than willing, when speaking to media, to comment on some of his thoughts regarding a showdown with the Ukrainian.

“I heard that Usyk is going to be there, I’ll be looking forward to seeing him! It’s going to be a great fight, it’s going to be a great card overall and why not come and see a good show? So we are going to welcome him with open arms and I hope he is taking notes!”


Luckily for the fight fans, Usyk has already expressed his interest in facing Wilder. Also, many are reading a great deal into the fact that the unified heavyweight champion is going way out of his way to come watch The Bronze Bomber fight. Even though Wilder versus Usyk is very fun to talk about, there is still a wide ocean and a tall mountain to traverse before this duel can take place.

Firstly, obviously Wilder must get past Helenius before anything can happen. Minus that conquest, this is all just blowing hot air. Going a step further, Usyk claimed that he already has his own injuries to contend with and therefor will not compete again during the 2022 calendar year. Even when he does return to the ring, there is the prevalent belief that Usyk will test his might against Tyson Fury in a historic match for undisputed.

At the same time, Fury is trying awfully hard to pen a fight two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. This is all said to say there are a tremendous amount of moving parts in order to get Usyk versus Wilder made. Thankfully, we are not far away from the dustup with Helenius. Once that is done, we can resume this talk of hypothetical prizefights down the line. In the meantime though, let’s just enjoy what he have!

By: Bakari Simpson

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