Wilder Vs. Helenius – Preview & Prediction For Fox Pay-per-view
By Jack Tiernan: Deontay Wilder will face his hand-picked opponent Robert Helenius this night for his comeback on FOX Sports pay-per-view on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilder has taken terrible beatings in his final fights on the arms of Tyson Fury, getting stopped two times however displaying a number of coronary heart. It`s unknown to what quantity the ones horrible beatings have affected former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-2-1, forty one KOs) mentally & physically.
For that cause, the 38-12 months-antique Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) became picked to offer Wilder a higher danger of winning. The combat isn’t with out risk, however, due to the fact the 6`6 1/2″ Helenius has a number of energy and is a miles larger puncher than Wilder`s final opponent, Fury.
The most important distinction is that Helenius is a plodder, and he doesn`t do a number of wrestling & leaning on his warring parties like Fury does nowadays. Wilder
Assuming Helenius hasn`t modified his ordinary preventing fashion to make it just like Fury`s, Wilder has a quite exact danger of preventing him early this night.
Helenius has the energy to win this combat if he can seize Wilder together along with his huge shots. With the combat being proven on FOX Sports PPV, Wilder and his control crew couldn`t choose a no one with 0 danger of winning.
They needed to select a person that the hardcore boxing lovers have been acquainted with, a fighter that had the capability to defeat him. In phrases of punching energy, Helenius is a miles greater risky opponent for Wilder than Fury.
Of course, Helenius doesn`t throw rabbit punches the manner Fury does, however his energy is on some other level, and he can actually harm Wilder if he connects with one in all his huge shots.
The manner Wilder became knocked out via way of means of Fury in his final fights, we don`t recognise if his punch resistance has been compromised. We`ll discover early this night whilst Helenius catches Wilder with one of the huge counters he`s recognized for.
Prediction: Wilder will in all likelihood seize Helenius with one in all his lightning proper arms early and knock him out. I see it taking place via way of means of the 0.33 spherical this night.
If Wilder doesn`t rating a knockout via way of means of the combat`s midpoint, he`ll be liable to getting stopped via way of means of Helenius.
Helenius picked for a cause
“Wilder is 6`7″ supposedly, and Helenius is 6`6 1/2″. First aspect, they picked Helenius for a cause. He were given multiple wins [against Adam Kownacki], which will promote it, however he`s 38 years antique,” stated Teddy Atlas on The Fight, previewing Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius.
Wilder Vs. Helenius – Preview & Prediction For Fox Pay-per-view
Helenius is a younger 38, now no longer an antique one, and as I stated, his energy is greater than sufficient to harm Wilder, specifically if his chin has been compromised from his KO losses to Fury.
“Helenius became knocked out 4 fights in the past via way of means of Gerald Washington, after which he had the best wins over Kownacki, an undefeated Polish child this is drawing exact lovers in Brooklyn however then he were given derailed,” stated Atlas.
“Kownacki became a man that you can near your eye and now have a terrific danger of hitting him at the chin. I`m now no longer knocking him. He`s a warrior, a hard man.
“Helenius has long gone the gap with Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora. His cut up choice towards Chisora got here in Finland, which would possibly have performed into it a bit bit due to the fact this is Helenius` domestic country.
“He`s an skilled man. He fought [Samuel] Peter, and Peter had Klitschko at the ground seven instances or whatever, the more youthful Klitschko. He`s [Helenius] additionally an skilled man that has been in there with a number of exact fighters.
“Now, he became picked for a cause for the motives I simply pointed out. There`s no question that he became picked via way of means of the Wilder for a comeback combat, coming off the knockout loss,” stated Atlas.
Wilder coming off a terrible beating
“Two knockout losses in a row to Fury, however it became a savage beating. He confirmed all of the coronary heart withinside the world, Wilder, and he gave lower back a number of that beating, losing Fury earlier than he became in the end vanquished,” stated Atlas. “But he`s coming off a simply, simply terrible beating.
“He`s been off a 12 months, Wilder has, and he`s coming lower back, and that they need to attempt to get it proper. So they picked this man, and that they`re possibly proper. They picked him, and that they assume he`s [Wilder] going to exit there, hit him at the chin, and cross domestic.
“There is the opportunity that Helenius hits him first due to the fact he can pop a bit bit. Maybe he hits him at the chin first, and matters don`t cross that manner. But probabilities are that they possibly cross Wilder`s manner. I might guess on that direction.
“But here`s the x-elements in breaking this combat down. The x-elements are matters that I don`t assume all of us else pointed out. One is the greater apparent wherein Wilder is coming off that hard combat and a terrible beating.
“How tons became he broken psychologically & physically? Now, he took a 12 months off, which became smart, however is he all of the manner lower back or now no longer? So does that play into it? Maybe in case you need to take the underdog [Helenius]. Maybe, however possibly now no longer
“But that might play into it; perhaps he`s broken goods, Wilder. That may want to play into it. That`s why they`re being careful. The different aspect that would play into it that I don`t assume all of us else has touched on. Wilder has had troubles with taller guys.
“Wilder is commonly the taller man. He`s 6`7”, however whilst he fought a man that became as tall or taller in Fury, he had troubles. Of course, that became due to the fact Fury may want to combat. That became a huge a part of it too, and had a extremely good chin and a extremely good coronary heart and a hard fashion.
“Part of it additionally became the height, that he may want to suit Wilder`s height. Wilder is now preventing a man which can additionally, like Fury, which can suit his height. He`s like 1/2 of an inch shorter. Helenius, like I stated, is 6`6 1/2″, and Wilder is 6`7”.
“So that might likely play. We`ll discover. Helenius is actually selected as