Deontay Wilder returns in opposition to Robert Helenius on Oct. 15 in Brooklyn

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will tackle top-rated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius in an explosive 12-round primary occasion between ferocious punchers in a FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, Oct. 15 at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.

Promoted by Premier Boxing Champions, the co-feature may have former IBF super-middleweight titlist Caleb “Sweethands” Plant going through two-time WBC super-middleweight titilist Anthony “The Canine” Dirrell in a 12-round conflict.

Two further pay-per-view undercard bouts can be introduced to spherical out the action-packed four-fight lineup offered by PBC.

One of many biggest knockout artists in boxing historical past, Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) is on a mission to grow to be a two-time world heavyweight champion following a primary reign that included 10 title defenses, a feat achieved by solely seven heavyweights in boxing historical past. The “Bronze Bomber” now returns to Barclays Middle, a venue the place he has fought 4 occasions and thrilled the group with a few of his most spectacular knockouts. The 36-year-old slugger from Tuscaloosa, Alabama earned his moniker by profitable bronze on the 2008 Olympics. He rejuvenated the heavyweight division when he captured the WBC belt in January 2015, turning into one in every of boxing’s largest stars with an all-time heavyweight greatest 91.1% knockout share and a charming persona to match. Coming off an epic trilogy with Tyson Fury, Wilder stays must-see tv and one of many biggest fighters of this period.

Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) stamped himself as one of many world’s greatest heavyweights with consecutive stoppage wins over the beforehand unbeaten Adam Kownacki, together with an October 2021 sixth-round TKO win over Kownacki in Helenius’ final outing. Born in Sweden and combating out of Mariehamn, Finland, Helenius established himself as one in every of Europe’s high heavyweights prior to creating his U.S. debut in 2019. The 38-year-old “Nordic Nightmare” has received six of his final seven bouts.

The 30-year-old Plant (21-1, 12 KOs) used his chic boxing abilities to rise by way of the ranks of the tremendous middleweight division. In his first world championship struggle, the Ashland Metropolis, Tennessee-native Plant, who now lives and trains in Las Vegas, took the struggle to veteran Jose Uzcategui and received the title in a hard-fought unanimous determination in 2019. Plant dropped the primary match of his profession in his final struggle, dropping to Canelo Alvarez in an undisputed tremendous middleweight championship struggle on November 6. He’ll look to rebound and get again on the world title observe in a grudge match in opposition to his rival, Dirrell.

Dirrell (34-2, 25 KOs) is a two-time tremendous middleweight world champion who received one of many hardest battles of his life when he beat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008. The 37-year-old from Flint, Michigan received his first world title with a unanimous determination victory over Sakio Bika in 2014. He misplaced the title the following yr by way of majority determination to Badou Jack. He must wait 4 years for one more alternative however efficiently regained it with a technical split-decision over Avni Yildirim. He misplaced the title once more, this time on a ninth-round TKO to David Benavidez in 2019. Dirrell is coming off of a fourth-round KO victory over Marcos Hernandez in his most up-to-date match on November 6.

A press launch by Premier Boxing Champions was used on this article.

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