Chur not laugh: Helenius revealed the plan for the fight with Wilder


15 October on Barclays Center in Brooklyn (New York, USA), ex-world champion local heavyweight knockout Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) will fight with Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) from Finland.

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uncovered his simple plan for the fight: “It consists in not being on the canvas. Can I take Wilder’s punches? Hmm… This is a difficult question. Honestly? I have no idea. I just need to be myself: focused, with a good reaction, with excellent counter-punching skills, moderately aggressive. It doesn’t bother me that I’m the underdog. I even like it. This status is a little energizing and perhaps a little less pressure is felt.

Helenius relies on his experience: “I have about 250 amateur fights. So I don’t really have any experience. What is Wilder good at? You know, power is different. Some people put all their weight into punching. And with Deontay, it’s still power at the expense of speed. In boxing, such fighters are usually called explosive. He is very explosive. I think this is his main trump card.

Wilder’s coach turned to Helenius: If you go for Deontay like Fury, you will be knocked out. But promoter Eddie Hearn suggests that Robert has a good chance in this fight.