Wilder returns to the ring with a retirement date

Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius will meet this Saturday, October 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the WBC heavyweight eliminator. The former heavyweight champion returns to the ring after falling twice in a row against Tyson Fury, and has announced that he wants to be in boxing for three more years before retiring permanently.

The Bronze Bomber walked away from the ring after painful losses to Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King and Wilder met for the first time in December 2018 and ended in a no contest. After beating Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz, the famous heavyweights met again. Fury had two consecutive victories, both by KO, one in the seventh round in 2020 and another in the eleventh in 2021. The fights were frantic and raised the public from their seats. After these losses, Deontay Wilder stayed out of boxing for a year and I claim he was 85% out of the sport. He decided to return after a statue ceremony in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, his hometown, on May 25 and understood that it was not yet time to leave.

His rival this Saturday will be Robert Helenius and they will play the WBC heavyweight eliminator. The boxer of Swedish origin has chained three victories by KO, one against Mateus Roberto Osorio in the second round and two against Adam Kownacki, in the fourth and sixth rounds. The balance tips in favor of Wilder, who is considered the favorite. Tyson Fury assures that he will beat Helenius by KO and that he is “a monstrous puncher”.

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Wilder’s return to the rings will not be very long. He has assured that “he only wants to be three more years” boxing. “I just want to do this until I’m 40,” he explains. The Bronze Bomber. The American boxer wants to dedicate more time to his children and his new plans for the future.

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