Wilder Scores 1st Round Knockout Against Helenius, Moving Up to Contend for the Heavyweight Title
The Bronze Bomber and the Nordic Nightmare come in strong, with the two heavyweights dancing around the ring, and Wilder offering a more mobile approach to the fight than his usual style.
It all came to a swift conclusion as Wilder lands a solid right hand that drops Helenius like a sack of bricks, leaving him dazed and flattened on the mat in just 2 minutes and 57 seconds in the 1st Round. Wilder only landed 3 hits before the knockout.
“When I got off the plane I felt the energy…I felt the love, I felt the support,” said Wilder after his victory. “I didn’t take him for granted, I looked into his eyes I knew he really wanted this…I had to take my time and shift around the ring.”
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— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) October 16, 2022