On the evening of August 12, a boxing evening from the Matchroom Boxing promotion took place at the O2 Arena in London. The main event was the battle of former world champion Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) and Finnish experienced heavyweight Robert Helenius (32-4, 21 KOs), writes 24 Channel.
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The Finnish boxer lasted half the fight
The Briton was supposed to face Dillian Whyte, but the fight fell through due to a positive doping test of his compatriot. Instead, 4 days before the fight, it was announced that Joshua’s opponent would be Helenius, who had his last fight on August 5.
The ex-world champion from the first rounds showed who is the favorite of the fight. Anthony dictated pace and distance with the jab, but didn’t force things. The Briton won the rounds on points, and in the middle of the fight he began to hit the opponent more actively and more powerfully thanks to the right hook.
After one of the blows, Helenius’ face began to bleed and already in the seventh round Joshua ended the fight. With a powerful blow, the Briton knocked out the Finnish boxer and won 26 victories in his career.
Watch Joshua knockout video against Helenius