OFFICIAL: Wilder vs Helenius on Oct. 15 at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn
Former WBC Heavyweight Global Champion and boxing superstar Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will take on top-rated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius in an explosive 12-round WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator between ferocious punchers in the primary event of a FOX Sports activities actions PBC Pay-In step with-View Saturday, Oct. 15 at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Throughout the co-feature, former IBF Super Middleweight Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant faces two-time WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell in a very anticipated 12-round WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator between 168-pound warring parties. Two additional pay-per-view undercard bouts could be presented to round out the action-packed four-fight lineup presented by means of PBC.
Tickets for the improvement, which is promoted by means of BombZquad Promotions and TGB Promotions, move on sale Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. ET and will also be purchased through seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets can be in the stores in-person at the American Express Box Workplace at Barclays Heart beginning Friday at noon ET.
Pre-sale tickets are available TOMORROW, Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET through seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com with the code: BOXING
“Deontay Wilder has established himself as must-see, live or on TV, as a result of his implausible knockout prowess. To have him make his return to boxing towards each and every different power puncher in Robert Helenius at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, supplies each and every different element of delight to an outstanding card,’’ discussed Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell is an old-fashioned slugfest that is certain to send drama with two highly-skilled warring parties squaring off. With two additional sensational matchups to be added to the PPV, fanatics that track into FOX Sports activities actions PBC PPV or attend live at Barclays Heart could be treated to a fantastic night time of boxing.’’
Probably the most the most important greatest knockout artists in boxing history, Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) is on a undertaking to grow to be a two-time world heavyweight champion following a number one reign that built-in 10 determine defenses, a feat completed by means of only seven heavyweights in boxing history. The “Bronze Bomber” now returns to Barclays Heart, a venue where he has fought 4 circumstances and very blissful the crowd with a couple of of his most spectacular knockouts. The 36-year-old slugger from Tuscaloosa, Alabama earned his moniker by means of a success bronze at the 2008 Olympics. He rejuvenated the heavyweight division when he captured the WBC belt in January 2015, becoming regarded as one in every of boxing’s greatest stars with an all-time heavyweight best possible 91.1% knockout percentage and an enchanting personality to test. Coming off an epic trilogy with Tyson Fury, Wilder remains must-see television and one of the most necessary greatest warring parties of this era.
“It’s been a prolonged journey for me and as of in this day and age it continues. I assumed such a large amount of circumstances about whether or not or no longer I should stay out of the business or come once more,’’ discussed Wilder. “When I got my statue in my place of birth and spotted such a large amount of other folks arrive and feature a great time with me and my family, to appear all the emotions, grown men crying in front of their kids and saying he is a real true king, made me actually really feel like my activity is not completed. So, proper right here I am once yet again, having a look forward to returning to the ring. I am having a look forward to coming to Barclays Heart, a place where I have had my most devastating knockouts and a place I consider my second area. So where all my Bombzquad other folks at? It’s time to put on your battle apparatus. And let’s move to art work, kid. Bombzquad is once more!”
Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) stamped himself as one of the most necessary world’s best possible heavyweights with consecutive stoppage wins over the previously unbeaten Adam Kownacki, in conjunction with an October 2021 sixth-round TKO win over Kownacki in Helenius’ ultimate go back and forth. Born in Sweden and combating out of Mariehamn, Finland, Helenius established himself as regarded as one in every of Europe’s top heavyweights prior to making his U.S. debut in 2019. The 38-year-old “Nordic Nightmare” has received six of his ultimate seven bouts.
“It’s great to be once more at Barclays Heart in an even better struggle than my ultimate one. I’ve been having a look forward to this opportunity for a long time and I’m going to be in a position,’’ discussed Helenius. “I’m going to offer an even better disenchanted than I did with Kownacki. I’m going for the belt, so this can be a struggle to organize me to achieve that goal. I will only grow to be the most efficient heavyweight on the earth by means of beating the most efficient and that’s what I intend to do on October 15.’’
The 30-year-old Plant (21-1, 12 KOs) used his sublime boxing skills to upward push all the way through the ranks of the super middleweight division. In his first world championship struggle, the Ashland The town, Tennessee-native Plant, who now lives and trains in Las Vegas, took the struggle to veteran Jose Uzcategui and received the determine in a hard-fought unanimous solution in 2019. Plant dropped the principle are compatible of his career in his ultimate struggle, losing to Canelo Alvarez in an undisputed super middleweight championship struggle on November 6. He’s going to look to rebound and get once more on the world determine observe in a grudge are compatible towards his rival, Dirrell.
“I’m having a look forward to combating at Barclays Heart for the principle time,” discussed Plant. “I know the struggle fanatics in Brooklyn are going to come back again out for this card. I’m feeling very good and I’ve been throughout the gymnasium working tough since my ultimate struggle. I’m going to put on an excellent potency and retire this guy.”
Dirrell (34-2, 25 KOs) is a two-time super middleweight world champion who received one of the most necessary toughest battles of his life when he beat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008. The 37-year-old from Flint, Michigan received his first world determine with a unanimous solution victory over Sakio Bika in 2014. He out of place the determine the next 12 months by way of majority solution to Badou Jack. He should wait 4 years for each and every different choice then again successfully regained it with a technical split-decision over Avni Yildirim. He out of place the determine yet again, this time on a ninth-round TKO to David Benavidez in 2019. Dirrell is coming off of a fourth-round KO victory over Marcos Hernandez in his most recent are compatible on November 6.
“I’m precise excited to be once more throughout the ring on October 15,” discussed Dirrell. “I’m specifically excited to be combating at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn. This is a explicit place for me. I fought Sakio Bika for a world determine at this an identical venue, so I’m satisfied to be once more. This struggle manner a lot more to me because it’s one day after my birthday, which is October 14. So I’m having a look forward to giving the fanatics a very good show, getting the massive victory on FOX Sports activities actions PBC Pay-In step with-View and then celebrating it all after.”