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Who won Wilder vs Helenius?
Deontay Wilder beat Robert Helenius by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 15th October 2022 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.
This contest was a final eliminator for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant was victorious over Anthony Dirrell, Gary Antonio Russell lost to Emmanuel Rodriguez, Frank Sanchez defeated Carlos Negron and Michel Rivera was victorious over Jerry Perez.
Wilder vs Helenius stats
Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Robert Helenius made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Deontay Wilder was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Wilder had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Deontay Wilder & Robert Helenius fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Helenius', having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 months later than Helenius, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 162 to Helenius' 196.
Deontay Wilder went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Robert Helenius was ranked number 2 by the WBA and 5 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Wilder vs Helenius form
Deontay Wilder had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Gerald Washington on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chris Arreola on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Going into that contest, he had won against Artur Szpilka on 16th January 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Johann Duhaupas on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
He had defeated Eric Molina on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Bartow Arena, Birmingham.
Helenius had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Adam Kownacki on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 defeated Erkan Teper on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 8th round at Waldenbuch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
He had 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 activity leading into the fight, Robert Helenius had been fighting more than Deontay Wilder.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 5 years, 11 months and 5 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 21 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Wilder 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 BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Wilder vs Helenius?
Deontay Wilder was a 13/100 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Robert Helenius made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Deontay Wilder - KO||100%|
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