MMA Fighting has Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius live round-by-round updates for one of the top boxing fights of the year which takes place Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York City.
The main event is expected to begin around 11:30 p.m. ET on FITE pay-per-view. Check out our Wilder vs. Helenius results page to find out what happened on the undercard.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder is stepping back into the ring for the first time since two straight defeats to Tyson Fury. His last loss to Fury was via 11th-round knockout over a year ago. Before those losses, he reeled off a 42-0-1 record to begin his career.
Helenius, who has a 31-3 record, has won three straight fights via knockout.
Check out the Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius main event live blog below.
Round 1: And we’re off! Helenius taking the center to start, with Wilder moving around, cutting angle, and biding his time. That right hand is a missile, and he’s going to set it up. Helenius cutting the ring, showing patience. Wilder gets wild with a right hand behind a jab that comes up with air. Helenius cutting the ring very well, boxing Wilder in, but hasn’t fired anything major yet. Pawing a jab occasionally. An exchange where Helenius hits the body and Wilder gets nothing.
OH MY GOD.
Helenius stepped in with Wilder in the corner and a right hand from Wilder puts Helenius to sleep. He is out cold and the doctors are immediately seeing to him. Super, super scary KO.
Official Decision: Deontay Wilder def. Robert Helenius by KO at 2:57 of Round 1.