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Who won Joshua vs Helenius?
Anthony Joshua beat Robert Helenius by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 12th August 2023 at O2 Arena in Greenwich.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Filip Hrgovic was victorious over Demsey McKean, Johnny Fisher beat Harry Armstrong and Derek Chisora defeated Gerald Washington.
Joshua vs Helenius stats
Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Robert Helenius made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Helenius had a height advantage of 1 inch over Joshua. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Robert Helenius fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 4 months later than Helenius, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 155 to Helenius' 199.
Anthony Joshua went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Joshua vs Helenius form
Joshua had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jermaine Franklin on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
He had won against Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Helenius had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Mika Mielonen on 5th August 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Operastage, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Adam Kownacki on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Adam Kownacki on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had lost to Gerald Washington on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 8th round at Armory, Minnesota.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Robert Helenius.
Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing had been 7 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What time did Joshua vs Helenius start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Joshua vs Helenius?
Anthony Joshua was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Robert Helenius made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Anthony Joshua - KO||72.97%|
|Anthony Joshua - Decision||21.62%|
|Robert Helenius - Decision||2.7%|
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