A year after his second consecutive defeat against Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder celebrated his comeback with an expeditious victory against Finland’s Robert Helenius.
A more than successful comeback. A year after his second defeat in a row, by KO, against the Briton Tyson Fury, for their third confrontation, the American Deontay Wilder is back in a boxing ring. A particularly expeditious fight, since indeed, it was during the first round that the decision was then made. His opponent of the day, namely Robert Helenius, was knocked out, with a lightning right, during a heavyweight fight carried out this Saturday, near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The outcome of this duel was decided just three seconds from the end of the first round. The American made the decision, following a short but powerful jab. Helenius then cashed in the face, before collapsing in the ring. The Finn finally managed to return to his locker room, after being helped to his feet.
Which next opponent for Wilder?
Wilder, now 36, recorded his 43rd victory of his career, the 42nd before the limit, for also two losses and a draw, in December 2018, for his first duel against Fury. His three fights which did not result in a victory were therefore all against Tyson Fury, who remains the WBC champion, after having stolen this title from him during the month of February 2020. To possibly hope to meet the Briton again, Deontay Wilder will have to beat Andy Ruiz first., better placed than him. It was this same Ruiz who then took the WBA, WBO and IBF titles from Anthony Joshua in June 2019. Before the Briton then recovered his precious possessions, during their revenge in December of that same year. . Unless Deontay Wilder decides to face the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, current holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF belts and winner of Joshua for the second time.