Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Helenius vs Washington?
Gerald Washington beat Robert Helenius by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Armory in Minnesota.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Jamal James was victorious over Antonio DeMarco for the WBA Interim World Welterweight championship and Charles Martin beat Daniel Martz.
Helenius vs Washington stats
Robert Helenius stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gerald Washington made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Washington had a slight advantage in power over Helenius, with a 63% knock out percentage over Helenius' 61%.
Robert Helenius was the younger man by 2 years, at 38 years old.
Helenius had a height advantage of 1 inch over Washington. Despite this, Washington had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Robert Helenius & Gerald Washington fought out of an orthodox stance.
Helenius was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Washington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 195 to Washington's 117.
Robert Helenius went into the fight ranked number 5 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Helenius vs Washington form
Robert Helenius had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Erkan Teper on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 8th round at Waldenbuch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Evgeny Orlov on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Kalev, Tallinn, Estonia.
Before that, he had won against Gonzalo Omar Basile on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland.
He had beat Konstantin Airich on 10th September 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Baltic Hall, Mariehamn.
Washington had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Adam Kownacki on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Jarrell Miller on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had defeated Ray Austin on 16th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
He had won against Eddie Chambers on 30th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Robert Helenius had been fighting more than Gerald Washington.
Going to this contest, Robert Helenius had last fought 3 years, 8 months and 30 days ago, while Gerald Washington's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 2 days ago.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Washington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Helenius vs Washington start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Armory, Minnesota, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Helenius vs Washington?
Helenius vs Washington was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US.
What were the odds on Helenius vs Washington?
Robert Helenius was a 53/100 (-188) favourite going into the contest, while Gerald Washington made his way into the ring at 77/50 (+154) with oddsmakers.