Wilder: We’re doing something we haven’t seen before…


Former WBC heavyweight belt holder Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs), who was champion from 2015 to 2020, will return to the ring on October 15 against Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) in New York ( USA). The 37-year-old “Bronze Bomber” claims to be in perfect shape both physically and mentally.

“I feel good. Even during my first reign, a lot of things were my way, but now everything is 100% the way I want it,” Wilder said. Now I’m in a completely different position, and I’m cool. No pressure. I don’t need business anymore. I do it for the people and for a few belts.”

According to trainer Malik Scott, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist worked 500 rounds on the paws and 500 rounds of shadowboxing in preparation for Helenius, “30 or 40 rounds without a break.”

Wilder: “I heard about Usyk’s situation…”

“Robert was on a winning streak. I heard that he should be the mandatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk. Whatever it was, I know that he will come out in super cool form. Everyone does this when they fight me, – quotes
boxing scene pathetic Deontay. – And Robert, I think, has become even more confident in himself, as he sparred with me for many years. What I like about him is that he has the heart of a warrior. Like me. But now at camp we’re trying to do something he’s never seen before. I’m sure he’s trying to do some things that I’ve never seen before.”

The American puncher will return after two consecutive defeats by Fury.