Deontay Wilder scores a one punch devastating knockout over Robert Helenius on FOX PPV.
The Barclays Center was eagerly anticipating the arrival of the former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (43-2-1) as he entered the ring against Robert Helenius (31-4). All week, the questions swirling through social media were surrounding the idea of Helenius and his potential edge having been Wilder’s sparring partner for the last couple of fights.
The first seconds of the opening round were what you would expect. Wilder was a little hesistant as he was trying to gauge the distance with Helenius. Meanwhile, Helenius was landing a couple of punches here and there. But just like I mentioned in my prediction article, there was going to be a moment where Wilder would be in range and land that iron fist of his. That is exactly what happened as Wilder caught Helenius coming and landed that huge right hand which knocked out Helenius. The referee called the fight as soon as Helenius hit the canvas. The knockout sent the Barclays crowd into a roar and just like that, Wilder is right back at the top of the heavyweight title conversation.
Here are some Twitter reactions to the knockout.