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Preview and Prediction: Things You Need To Know About Joshua Vs Helenius



On Saturday, August 12th, former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will have his rematch with Dillian Whyte. But this did not happen. Whyte had his card pulled after he tested positive for a banned substance.

But the show will go on. Many expected Derek Chisora ​​to be the late call to replace Whyte, but replacing AJ will be The Nordic Nightmare’s Robert Helenius.

Helenius got into a fight this past weekend, as he beat Mika Mellonen with a stoppage-time third-round win in Finland.

Earlier in October last year, Deontay Wilder stopped Helenius in a round, and this was the first match in which Wilder suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of reigning WBC and world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Joshua himself also suffered reverse losses to defending IBF/WBA/WBO Unified Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua bounced back from that loss a few months earlier in April, when he won a deciding 12 round win against Jermaine Franklin.

For Joshua, this is his first fight with new trainer Derrick James. AJ’s goal is to win more rounds when he moves on to work with a new coach, and nothing has changed in that regard, except for changing opponents.

There are a lot of stakes here because it could be Helenius’ last big chance, and Joshua must win if he hopes to put up a big fight later this year against Wilder or Fury.

So who will win the next heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius?