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Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius report
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 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Tyson Fury on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Dominic Breazeale on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had drawn with Tyson Fury on 1st December 2018 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
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 beat Adam Kownacki on 9th October 2021 by split draw in the 6th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Kownacki on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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 been beaten by 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, Deontay Wilder had been fighting more than Robert Helenius.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 19 days ago, while Robert Helenius' last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 19 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Helenius' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 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.
Who broadcast Wilder vs Helenius?
The FOX Sports PPV show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
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.