Anthony Joshua will struggle Robert Helenius on quick discover tonight, after the Briton’s rematch with Dillian Whyte collapsed on account of an opposed drug-test discovering.
Joshua knocked out Whyte in 2015, avenging an novice loss to his compatriot, and the previous rivals had been on account of sq. off once more this week. However, Whyte failed an anti-doping take a look at, inflicting the bout to be referred to as off. Now in comes Helenius, saving the weekend’s occasion because the Finn competes for the second time in seven days. Helenius, 39, beat Mika Mielonen within the third spherical final week, in what might need been a helpful warm-up for his conflict with “AJ”.
Meanwhile, 33-year-old Joshua final fought in April, beating Jermaine Franklin on factors to bounce again from two straight losses to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua’s rematch with Whyte was meant to be the subsequent step on the street to a struggle with Deontay Wilder, and that contest remains to be within the works for early 2024.
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When is it?
Joshua vs Helenius will happen on Saturday 12 August on the O2 Arena in London.
The principal card is because of start at 7pm BST (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET). Ring walks for the principle occasion are then anticipated at round 10pm BST (2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The occasion will stream dwell on Dazn. A subscription to the streaming platform is out there to buy right here, with month-to-month plans beginning at £9.99.
Joshua – 1/18
Helenius – 25/1
Draw – 17/2
Full odds by way of Betfair.
Full card (topic to vary)
Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius (heavyweight)
Filip Hrgovic vs Demsey McKean (heavyweight)
Johnny Fisher vs Harry Armstrong (heavyweight)
Derek Chisora vs Gerald Washington (heavyweight)
Campbell Hatton vs Tom Ansell (super-lightweight)
George Liddard vs Bas Oosterweghel (middleweight)
Brandon Scott vs Louis Norman (featherweight)
Maisey Rose Courtney vs Gemma Ruegg (super-flyweight)
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