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Anthony Joshua fights Robert Helenius on the O2 Arena tonight, because the Finn steps in for Dillian Whyte on seven days’ discover.
Joshua was set for his third conflict with Whyte right here, having misplaced to his fellow Briton as an novice earlier than knocking him out in 2015. However, Whyte returned an hostile discovering in a drug check final week, main him to be pulled from tonight’s major occasion. Helenius, a former sparring associate of “AJ”, steps in, simply seven days after having fought and received in Finland.
With that early stoppage of Mika Mielonen, Helenius bounced again from a first-round loss to Deontay Wilder, who was left in tears after stopping the 39-year-old within the first spherical in October. Meanwhile, Joshua, 33, final fought in April, beating Jermaine Franklin on factors to reply positively to 2 straight losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
Can the previous two-time heavyweight champion keep on observe for a possible bout with Wilder? We’ll discover out tonight in London. Follow dwell updates and outcomes from the principle occasion and undercard, under.
Chisora vs Washington evaluation on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
A little bit of an ebb and move to this combat. Chisora goes by means of spells the place he seems fairly tidy and is boxing positively, however he has ended just a few of the rounds poorly – together with the seventh simply now, as he ate a mixture of fresh, heavy photographs proper earlier than the bell. Those sorts of flurries can seal rounds, too.
Alex Pattle, ringside at The O212 August 2023 22:39
Chisora missing snap in punches towards Washington on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
Chisora’s reduce is problematic, of that there is no such thing as a doubt, however he’s nonetheless bringing all of the aggression to this combat.
Washington simply desires to carry and transfer, the occasional jab dangled out.
The crowd beginning to get again into this one now too, we transfer to the sixth.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:29
Chisora struggling to attach with adverse Washington on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
Chisora susceptible to the uppercut when he leans in.
But the workrate is nice from the Briton. Washington seems completely satisfied to circle the ring, brushing his shoulders towards the ropes.
It’s agricultural work from Chisora although, barely desirous about a extra cultured means of breaking down the American. The looping, overhand proper is his trusty buddy.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:20
Conor McGregor attends Joshua vs Helenius combat
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:18
Chisora reduce in early levels of Joshua vs Helenius undercard combat
A bit blemish on Chisora’s proper eye. He bounces in, hurling these thudding photographs in direction of Washington.
Even those bouncing off the American’s arms appear to be having an impact.
Both males grappling and it’s changing into a bit of messy with Washington’s lengthy arms locking within the brawler.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:16
Chisora battles Washington on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
Chisora, in brilliant pink gloves and shorts, bringing the stress.
This ought to show whether or not ‘War’ has something left within the tank, even towards fighters just a few tiers under ‘world’ stage.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:12
Derek Chisora poised to star on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
A cult hero, he’s close to the top, however one final hurrah for Derek Chisora.
Hotel California begins to play within the enviornment, this will probably be a particular ambiance.
Gerald Washington is in his means, can the Briton blast out the American to spark one remaining run at an enormous combat?
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 22:03
Sunny Edwards sends message to Bam Rodriguez
I’ve been ready for this combat my entire life,” says Sunny Edwards ahead of his fight with Bam Rodriguez on 16 December.
“It took one combat longer than we needed. They could not run away no extra.
“Bam is thrilling, he’s obtained hype and traction to his profession. We’ll make him look foolish. It’s a pound-for-pound combat, we’re two prime fighters.
“This is genuinely elite towards elite. He ought to be right here proper now. I do know he is working scared. He’s backed right into a nook. His world title reign is over.”
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 21:52
Hrgovic lands final-round knockout on Joshua vs Helenius undercard
McKean is gone in the 12th, but he staggers and holds on while upright.
Hrgovic lands a combination and it’s a belated stoppage, he’s got what he wanted in the end, but it was a poor display for long spells of that fight.
It was a lead right hook, it came from a low trajectory, whipped in high and the Aussie was gone immediately.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 21:42
Conor McGregor arrives for Joshua vs Helenius
Conor McGregor has arrived for Joshua vs Helenius fight.
A huge entourage for the UFC superstar, the Irishman has targeted investment in boxing previously with his support for Katie Taylor.
McGregor is still to return from injury with his last fight more than two years ago against Dustin Poirier.
Jack Rathborn12 August 2023 21:37