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.”
— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) October 16, 2022