September 29, 2022

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Deontay Wilder to face Robert Helenius in first battle since loss to Tyson Fury

Fury offers huge blow on Wilder throughout second battle

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will return to the ring later this yr for the primary time for the reason that conclusion of his trilogy battle with Tyson Fury.

The American will face Finland’s Robert Helenius at Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle on 15 October.

“It’s been a protracted journey for me and as of right this moment it continues,” mentioned Wilder.

Wilder, 36, was stopped within the eleventh spherical by Fury final October because the Briton retained the WBC title.

He was honoured with a statue in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama earlier this yr and mentioned that performed a component in his determination to simply accept the bout with Helenius, who has gained 31 of his 34 fights.

“I assumed so many occasions about whether or not I ought to keep out of the enterprise or come again,” added Wilder.

“As soon as I bought my statue in my hometown and noticed so many individuals arrive and have fun with me [it] made me really feel like my job just isn’t carried out.”

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