April 1, 2023

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Boxing: Deontay Wilder hard-hitting K.-O. to Robert Helenius in the 1st round

Boxing: Deontay Wilder hard-hitting K.-O.  to Robert Helenius in the 1st round

Deontay Wilder worked for the knockout. Saturday evening in the first round against Robert Helenius in the gala final presented in Brooklyn. This is a WBC heavyweight knockout fight.

At the end of the first engagement, Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) unleashed a powerful right that stunned Helenius (31-4, 20 KOs) and sent him to the mat.

“Deontay is back. “The excitement is back in the heavyweight division,” Wilder said after his win.

It took several minutes for Helenius to wake up.

“I know what he can do,” Wilder said. I did not take it lightly. I could see in his eyes, he wanted to be his country’s first heavyweight champion. »

Wilder has found a way to victory after suffering just two losses in his career. Wilder lost by K.-O. Technique before getting knocked out, against Tyson Fury in February 2020. In the second match in October 2021. It was his first fight in a year.

For his part, Helenius lost for the first time in his last four fights. The last two times he entered the ring he got the better of Adam Kowanaki.

The plant finds its way to success

In the semifinals of the gala, Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) emerged victorious from a WBC knockout bout against Anthony Dirrell (34-3-2, 25 KOs) at 168 books. Plant signed the victory by K.-O. In the 9th round, the 13th K.-O. Her career.

The fight did not offer a particularly attractive spectacle in the first rounds, mainly due to the fight scene.

In the 9th round, Plant delivered a devastating left hook that left Dirrell with no chance, who was quickly down to the mat.

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Undefeated, Plant suffered his first career loss in November 2021 when he lost to K.-O. Technical…