Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Pulev vs Helenius?
Kubrat Pulev could fight Robert Helenius in Summer 2022 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Pulev vs Helenius stats
Kubrat Pulev would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Robert Helenius would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Helenius would have advantage in power over Pulev, with a 65% knock out percentage over Pulev's 50%.
Kubrat Pulev is the older man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
Helenius has a height advantage of 3 inches over Pulev. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Kubrat Pulev & Robert Helenius fight out of an orthodox stance.
Pulev is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 4 months later than Helenius, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 17 more professional rounds, 212 to Helenius' 195.
Robert Helenius is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA and 12 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Pulev vs Helenius form
Pulev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Anthony Joshua 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Rydell Booker on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bogdan Dinu on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California.
Before that, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
He had won against Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.
Helenius has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Adam Kownacki on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 6th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Adam Kownacki on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gerald Washington on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 8th round at Armory, Minnesota.
Before that, he had beat Erkan Teper on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 8th round at Waldenbuch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Hehad lost to Dillian Whyte on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Robert Helenius has been fighting more than Kubrat Pulev.
Kubrat Pulev last fought 1 year, 1 month and 10 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing was 3 months and 13 days ago.
Pulev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pulev vs Helenius?
Robert Helenius is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Kubrat Pulev if you fancy the incredible upset.