The heavyweight division gets a bounce-back fight on Saturday amidst a busy day of fight action. Deontay Wilder makes his return to the ring just over a year to the day removed from his knockout loss to Tyson Fury. Wilder will face Robert Helenius at Barclay Center in New York City on Saturday night in a PBC on FOX PPV event.
Prelims for the fight get started at 7 p.m. ET and will air on FS2. You can stream those at FOX.com/live or through the FOX Sports app. The main card PPV gets started at 9 p.m. and the main event ring walks are expected around midnight. You can order the PPV on your TV through FOX Sports, but it will also be available on a live stream at FITE TV and PPV.com. It will cost you $74.99 to purchase the PPV.
Wilder was laid out by Fury a little over seven months after Fury had stopped him via seventh round KO. That ended a trilogy that had started in December of 2018 when they fought to a split draw with Wilder’s WBC title on the line. Wilder is 42-2-1 with the only blemishes on his record coming against Fury.
Helenius is 31-3 and has been a journeyman for much of his career. He’s picked up some secondary titles, but his most significant fight over the past decade was a unanimous decision loss to Dillian Whyte in 2017. He’s won three straight bouts since Gerald Washington knocked him out in July 2019.
Wilder is a -800 favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook while Helenius is a +500 underdog. Total rounds is installed at 5.5, with the over priced at -115 and the under priced at -110.
Full Card for Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius
- Main event: Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius, 12 rounds, heavyweight
- Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell, 12 rounds, super middleweight
- Gary Antonio Russell vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez, 12 rounds, bantamweight
- Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron, 10 rounds, for WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
- Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Limberth Ponce, 8 rounds, junior middleweight
- Michel Rivera vs. Jerry Perez, 8 rounds, lightweight
- Gurgen Hovhannisyan vs. Michael Coffie, 8 rounds, heavyweight
- Michael Angeletti vs. Jeremy Adorno, 6 rounds, junior featherweight
- Keeshawn Williams vs. Julio Rosa, 6 rounds, welterweight
- Geovany Bruzon vs. James Evans Jr., 4 rounds, heavyweight
- Miguel Roman vs. Jose Negrete, 4 rounds, junior featherweight