Dillian Whyte beats Robert Helenius of Sweden tonight in their heavyweight fight on the Anthony Joshua undercard. Post-fight report.
Dillian Whyte took on respected former European champion from Sweden Robert Helenius tonight as the co-main event to Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam.
Whyte started well, taking round one perhaps on work rate – in what was a timid enough, feeling out kind of round.
Helenius looked like he hurt Whyte in round 2 however. Certainly catching the London native’s attention who at least looked to be stunned momentarily.
Whyte began to get into the fight a bit in the 3rd round however. Backing Helenius up behind a solid jab.
As the bout progressed Whyte started to come into the fight and had Helenius consistently on the back foot, who looked fatigued at times.
Helenius did land a nice uppercut in round 7 though. Almost springing into life, but he was not doing enough of it.
He looked like he was struggling with what appeared to be a hand injury by this point. This was possibly sustained in round 6, as he was shaking his right fist a lot in round 7.
Whyte was being the far more positive of both fighters in round 8 and up to this point in the contest overall, it must be said.
Helenius continued to shake his hand in round 8 and looked to be going into survival mode.
He fully delved into survival mode in round 9 and 10 Helenius was doing hardly anything of note. He showed little ambition to genuinely win the contest at this stage, content to survive on the back foot for the most part.
The 11th and 12th round continued in a similar way with Whyte winning the fight comfortably on unanimous decision in the end in what was a one sided contest, never in doubt.