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Who won Kownacki vs Helenius?
Robert Helenius beat Adam Kownacki by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 7th March 2020 at Barclays Center in New York.
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 Efe Ajagba was victorious over Razvan Cojanu and Frank Sanchez beat Joey Dawejko.
Kownacki vs Helenius stats
Adam Kownacki stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Robert Helenius made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kownacki had advantage in power over Helenius, with a 75% knock out percentage over Helenius' 62%.
Adam Kownacki was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Helenius had a height advantage of 4 inches over Kownacki. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Adam Kownacki & Robert Helenius fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kownacki was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 5 months later than Helenius, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 97 less professional rounds, 98 to Helenius' 195.
Adam Kownacki went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Robert Helenius was ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 201lb division.
Kownacki vs Helenius form
Kownacki had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Chris Arreola on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gerald Washington on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Martin on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Iago Kiladze on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Artur Szpilka on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale.
Robert Helenius had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Dillian Whyte on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Evgeny Orlov on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Kalev, Tallinn, Estonia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gonzalo Omar Basile on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland.
Before that, he had won against Konstantin Airich on 10th September 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Baltic Hall, Mariehamn.
Hehad been beaten by Johann Duhaupas on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Adam Kownacki had been fighting more than Robert Helenius.
Going to this contest, Adam Kownacki had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 19 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 25 days ago.
Kownacki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Kownacki vs Helenius start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Kownacki vs Helenius?
Adam Kownacki was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Robert Helenius made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.