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Who won Whyte vs Helenius?
Dillian Whyte beat Robert Helenius by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Principality Stadium in Wales.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dillian Whyte.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Whyte vs Helenius stats
Dillian Whyte stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Robert Helenius made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Whyte and Helenius have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Dillian Whyte was the younger man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Helenius had a height advantage of 3 inches over Whyte. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Dillian Whyte & Robert Helenius fought out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 11 months later than Helenius, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 164 to Helenius' 195.
Dillian Whyte went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Robert Helenius was ranked number 9 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Whyte vs Helenius form
Whyte had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Robert Helenius on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dereck Chisora on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ian Lewison on 7th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Before that, he had won against David Allen on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United States.
He had beat Ivica Bacurin on 25th June 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Robert Helenius had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Adam Kownacki on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gerald Washington on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 8th round at Armory, Minnesota.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Erkan Teper on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 8th round at Waldenbuch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Before that, he had lost to Dillian Whyte on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Evgeny Orlov on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Kalev, Tallinn, Estonia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Robert Helenius had been fighting more than Dillian Whyte.
Going to this contest, Dillian Whyte had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 25 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 15 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Whyte vs Helenius start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Whyte vs Helenius?
Dillian Whyte was a 17/100 (-588) favourite going into the contest, while Robert Helenius made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.