In the fight that was shorter than the introduction of the fighters, Wilder delivered a crushing blow to Helenius shortly after the fight started.
Wilder went all out when, as soon as the bell rang, he met Helenius with a right hand that hit him square in the face, leaving him with a blank stare on the canvas.
The 37 year old heavyweight champion had been off the rings for a year now. He made a remarkable return in this fight with Helenius, winning himself “the eliminator fight of the World Boxing Council full world title held by Tyson Fury”, said MARCA.
However, Wilder broke down in tears during the post-fight press conference, when he was discussing the dangers of boxing after the fight. He admitted that he was scared for Helenius’ health after the shattering knockout.