Deontay Wilder ‘Likely’ To Return Vs. Robert Helenius In October

Reports are saying that Deontay Wilder will officially return to the boxing ring.

According to Boxing Scene, Wilder is “likely” to box Robert Helenius on October 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight is also expected to headline a FOX Sports pay-per-view show.

The deal for the bout has yet to be finalized, Boxing Scene added.

If the agreement is secured, Wilder would return just over a year after he lost to Tyson Fury in the 11th round of one of the most thrilling fights of their trilogy.

Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) has been posting videos on Instagram of him training at his gym in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, his hometown.

The Barclays Center is a venue all too familiar for Wilder. He’s recorded some of his most devastating knockouts there including against Dominic Breazeale, Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne.

Wilder attempted to regain his WBC heavyweight title from Fury twice, but failed both times. Last October, Wilder fought until his body couldn’t, going down three times before the referee ultimately stopped the fight in the 11th round.

Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) has been trying to make his case in the division.

He overcame one-time contender Adam Kownacki in back-to-back victories. He also hasn’t fought since October 9, 2021 – he was on the undercard of Fury vs Wilder – but he pummeled Kownacki and forced an early stoppage in the sixth round.

Kownacki was a 25-1 favorite in his first meeting against Helenius, but that has since changed.

Wilder’s longtime rival, Fury, also previously announced an alleged comeback fight against old rival Derek Chisora.

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