Deontay Wilder will fight Robert Helenius in a heavyweight clash on October 15th at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn.
The 36-year-old hasn’t fought since his 11th-round KO defeat to Tyson Fury back in October of 2021.
Wilder (42-1-1) will be looking to reclaim the WBC title that he once held. A win over Helenius will help boost his chances of fighting for a title.
Deontay Wilder Is Looking To Reclaim the WBC Title
Speaking on his return, Wilder said: “Once I got my statue in my hometown and saw so many people arrive and celebrate with me and my family – to see all the emotions, grown men crying in front of their children and saying, ‘He is a real true king,’ made me feel like my job is not done.”
Wilder’s last win came against Luis Ortiz back in 2019.
With 41 wins coming by way of knockout, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is looking to put on a real statement in front of the US faithful on October 15.
As for Helenius (31-3), he is currently riding a three-fight winning streak against Mateus Roberto Osorio and two victories over Adam Kownacki.
Notably, the Finnish boxer’s last fight was on the undercard of Fury vs Wilder III.
It is fair to say that Helenius will be looking to shock the world when he goes face-to-face with Wilder.
Whoever comes away with the victory on October 15 will most likely fight the winner of Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker, who are ranked two and three in the WBC rankings respectively.
That is only if ‘The Gypsy King’ remains retired and vacates the title.
Both Joyce and Parker are set to face each other on September 24 in Manchester.
On the undercard, it has been confirmed that a bout between former super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant will face Anthony Dirrell.