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Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius: Odds, How to Watch Heavyweight Bout

Gabriel Santiago
Gabriel Santiago@gps_onthemic
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius: Odds, How to Watch Heavyweight Bout

Across the pond in the London this weekend, we are scheduled for a brawl between two bazookas.

After original opponent Dillian Whyte was disqualified, Anthony "AJ" Joshua (25-3, 22 KO) and fill-in Robert "The Nordic Nightmare" Helenius (32-4, 21 KO) will headline an eight-bout fight card this Saturday (Aug. 12) from The O2 in Greenwich, U.K.

Helenius steps in after fighting as recently as last weekend (Aug. 5), earning a stoppage victory in brief work. Joshua will look to adjust his approach to the taller Helenius while in search of an emphatic finish.

For all information on Joshua-Helenius (betting odds, how to watch, fighter and full card details), read below:

Joshua vs. Helenius Fight Odds

All Joshua-Helenius boxing odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Moneyline

  • Joshua: -1800
  • Helenius: +940

Will Fight Go the Distance?

  • Yes: +370
  • No: -600

Method Of Victory

  • Joshua by Points or Decision: +460
  • Joshua by KO/TKO: -390
  • Draw: +2600
  • Helenius by Points or Decision: +2600
  • Helenius by KO/TKO: +1200

Specific round betting for Joshua-Helenius is also available at FanDuel Sportsbook.

How To Watch Joshua vs. Helenius

DAZN will carry the broadcasting rights in the United States, live-streaming the event on their app as well as DAZN.com -- an existing subscription is required.

The card is slated to begin at 2 p.m. ET, with Main event ringwalks for Joshua and Helenius scheduled tentatively for 5 p.m. ET -- hey, who doesn't love some Saturday afternoon heavyweight action?

Fighter History

Anthony Joshua

AJ has become an icon in the modern era of boxing, especially in his native U.K. Standing at 6-foot-6 (82-inch reach), Joshua is a titan of the heavyweight division. His imposing frame and peak physical conditioning can be overwhelming for even the largest of fighters.

At 33 years of age, Joshua has fought to a 25-3 record highlighted by a sharp career KO rate of 78.6%. Two of his three professional losses came via decision against Oleksandr Usyk, who is the current No. 3 ranked pound-for-pound boxer on most respected lists, such as The Ring, ESPN and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Looking to start up another winning streak, Joshua sets his sights on Helenius after originally scheduling a rematch with Whyte. For Joshua, he defeated Jermaine Franklin Jr. via majority decision his last time in the ring (Nov. 2022). Keep in mind: Joshua's career originally started with 22 consecutive wins, 21 of which came by stoppage.

Against Helenius in London, Joshua would do well to exercise his range and outside boxing skills. Helenius stands slightly taller than AJ, but Joshua's reach is three inches longer. Additionally, Joshua is the younger, better-conditioned athlete compared to his opponent this weekend.

Robert Helenius

Hailing from Finland, Robert Helenius is a well-seasoned heavyweight. Towering at 6-foot-6 1/2, he has 36 professional fights on his record highlighted by 32 victories. Naturally, he presents a different challenge for Joshua compared to the stalkier Whyte.

Thus far, Helenius' most notable bout came back in October of 2022 against Deontay Wilder. On that night, Wilder used a massive recoil right hand off the ropes to knockout Helenius just before the conclusion of the first round.

Last Saturday, Helenius got his feet back under him by defeating fellow countryman Mika Mielonen via third-round TKO. Coming into the bout, Mielonen had been 6-0 until running into Helenius. Can Helenius use the recent strong performance to channel momentum into his clash against Joshua with just seven days in between matchups?

Joshua may not have the mind-numbing power that Wilder possesses, but Helenius will still need to work cautiously when in AJ's range. Helenius will be the heavier fighter, but it will be an arduous challenge all night to not be outboxed by the longer, faster Englishman.

Full Card

  • Main Event: Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius
    • Heavyweight bout

  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Dempsey McKean
    • Heavyweight bout
  • Johnny Fisher vs. Harry Armstrong
    • Heavyweight bout
  • Derek Chisora vs. Gerald Washington
    • Heavyweight bout
  • Campbell Hatton vs. Tom Ansell
    • Super-lightweight bout
  • George Liddard vs. Bas Oosterweghel
    • Middleweight bout
  • Brandon Scott vs. Louis Norman
    • Featherweight bout
  • Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Gemma Ruegg
    • Women's super-flyweight bout

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