Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA. In the main event of the evening in the heavyweight (over 90.7 kg) WBC eliminator, American ex-world champion Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) knocked out Robert Helenius (31-4, 20 KOs) from Finland in the starting round.
The underdog occupied the center of the ring, slowly crushing, trying to work on the body. Wilder gave up the center of the ring without any problems, waiting for his moment – Helenius was terribly falling behind the blows.
The first attempt to dump the guest failed – the American gasped past. In response, Helenius tried to pin Wilder in the corner of the ring, but ran into a counter punch. It’s a knockout!
Return of the King @BronzeBomber king. #WilderHelenius pic.twitter.com/mCmuHYLore
— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) October 16, 2022
DEONTAY WILDER IS BACK! @BronzeBomber with a first round knockout! #WilderHelenius pic.twitter.com/Ffyf54u2AN
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) October 16, 2022
Wilder KO 1.