American heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) was close to retiring after two consecutive early defeats to British Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and losing the WBC title, but still made a decision return to boxing. Already this weekend he will have an eliminator fight with Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) from Finland.
Deontay Wilder – Robert Helenius: prediction and bets for the fight on October 16
Legendary compatriot Mike Tyson was one of those who
convinced Wilder did not hang up his gloves on a nail: “I immediately said that he should continue to fight – there are many other tough fighters in the division. He will succeed. I just didn’t want him to be discouraged. He must remain positive. He must be ready to take on another challenge immediately.”
In fact, everything is simple – Tyson dreams of seeing a fight between Wilder and British puncher Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs). Previously, the fighters owned all the titles of the division, negotiated a unification fight, but wasted half a year.
Wilder vs Joshua? Tyson chimed in. “I would really like to see it. There will be no styles, no tactics. There fists will just fly. It will be that mahach.”
Yesterday, Wilder talked about the difference between fighting Fury and Helenius. And promoter Eddie Hearn, who is partnering with Joshua, thinks Andy Ruiz has a good chance against Deontay.