Deontay Wilder Makes Ring Return Against Finnish Boxer Robert Helenius

Deontay Wilder Makes Ring Return Against Finnish Boxer Robert Helenius

  • American boxer Deontay Wilder will return to the ring later this year against Finish boxer Robert Helenius
  • The highly anticipated return of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay is all set for October 15
  • It will be Deontay Wilder's first fight since his trilogy defeat to Tyson Fury last year October

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to make a return to the ring against Finnish boxer Robert Helenius on October 15.

The boxing match which is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn on October 15 is the American's first fight since his trilogy defeat to Tyson Fury last year.

The Bronze Bomber was knocked out in the 11th round against the British boxer but is now looking to bounce back in style against Helenius at Barclays Center.

Deontay Wilder, Robert Helenius
Deontay Wilder will return to the ring later this year against Robert Helenius. Credit: :skysports
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"It's been a long journey for me and as of today it continues," Wilder said of the upcoming bout, quoted by BBC.

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"I thought so many times about whether I should stay out of the business or come back," added Wilder.
"Once I got my statue in my hometown and saw so many people arrive and celebrate with me [it] made me feel like my job is not done."

The 36-year-old Wilder considered retiring after his back-to-back loss to Fury.

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Recall that Joshua avenged his loss to Andy Ruiz in Riyadh in 2019, but Wilder has stated that such will not reoccur when the British boxer takes on Usyk again, SunSport reports.

Deontay Wilder’s Coach Discloses Stunning Reason That Made the American Lose to Fury

Sports Brief earlier reported that Malik Scott who is the coach of Deontay Wilder has explained that the American was irresponsible defensively which played significant role in his defeat to Tyson Fury.

After his rematch against Tyson Fury in 2022 which he lost, Deontay Wilder immediately activated the trilogy clause with the hope that he would revenge against the Brit.

However, Tyson Fury once again proved difficult for Deontay Wilder as the British world boxing champion defeat the American in the fight staged in Las Vegas.

Source: SportsBrief.com