The pay-per-view price for the Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius fight will likely be the same as the Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz fight earlier this month — $74.99.
Boxing Scene confirmed the suggested retail price for the four-fight event, which will be headlined by heavyweights Wilder and Helenius.
“The Bronze Bomber” will reportedly make an undisclosed seven-figure guaranteed purse, which is why this return bout is on pay-per-view because it “would’ve been cost-prohibitive” for FOX or Showtime to televise it.
Wilder’s last four fights have been pay-per-view main events. Helenius has never been part of a PPV main event in the United States.
This will mark Wilder’s first fight in nearly a year. He last battled it out with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury back in October 2021 and lost by 11th round TKO.
Helenius is coming off the back of two consecutive wins against Adam Kownacki.
But Wilder and Helenius are no stranger to each other; they are former sparring partners.
But Malik Scott, Wilder’s trainer, said that Helenius isn’t a good sparring partner.
“Yes, Deontay has sparred Helenius. I was there. I saw how well Deontay did with him, but Helenius is not a good spar. He doesn’t spar very well,” stated Scott.
“Anybody could have an okay day with him. He’s very technically sound. He knows how to protect himself but is not a good spar.
“He’s a good fighter when the lights are on. When it’s time to throw a monkey wrench into the apple cart and upset people, this is when he comes alive.
“And this makes him more dangerous in this fight because if anyone is going to train as hard as they ever trained and be more alert than they’ve ever been is when they’re fighting Deontay Wilder.
“He brings the best out of his opponents.”