Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius

Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius

Published on: August 13, 2023

Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius in the 7th round at the 02 Arena, London. Joshua delivered the knockout with a powerful right hook at 1.27 in round seven which sent Robert Helenius to the canvas and the referee inevitably stopped the fight. Anthony Joshua didn't waste time in jumping out of the ring to jubilate over his win.

Anthony Joshua jubilates after defeating Helenius

Anthony Joshua's win didn't come as a surprise to many as Helenius was the underdog with more than 71% prediction that AJ would win by a knockout.

Despite the win, Anthony Joshua might still have to deal with mixed reactions from boxing fans, particularly Deontay Wilder's fans because Wilder  knocked out Helenius in the first round last year.

Boxing fans had been anticipating a bout between Joshua and Wilder for a long time but the tension came down due to both fighters losing their belts in defeats. As both fighters continue to secure victories in their recent fights, the tension has been swiftly gaining momentum again.

Author: Michael Akerele