Fight lines, schedule and more for Saturday’s fight


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Steve Marcus/Getty Images. Pictured: boxing heavyweight Deontay Wilder.

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) returns to the ring in search of his first victory in nearly three years against Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) on Saturday at Barclays Downtown Brooklyn.

The “Bronze Bomber” already seems to be looking to the future – not just for its next potential opponent but towards the end of his career – coming into this game and after two wars with Tyson Fury has something to prove. The “Nordic Nightmare” is coming off back-to-back wins and faces the toughest opponent of their career.

Check out the latest odds and props below for Saturday’s fight.

Wilder vs. Helenius odds

Odds from Friday and via DraftKings.

Fighter Odds Probability
wilder -800 84.21%
Helen +500 15.79%

No surprise here given his popularity that former champion Wilder is the heavy favorite despite two losses to Tyson Fury, while Helenius picked up two convincing wins over a previously undefeated opponent in Adam Kownacki.

Wilder opened as a -700 favorite at DraftKings in August, went down to -625 and then -900 before settling at the current price. Helenius, however, should not be overlooked. Three of his last four wins have come as an underdog, including beating Kownacki as a +2000 dog in their first encounter.

Bettors don’t expect this fight to last very long at all. Wilder has -450 to win by stoppage, which is fine considering he’s only gone the distance twice in his career. Helenius hasn’t seen the 12th round of a fight in five years.

The odds of the fight hitting the cards are listed as -750 and the round total is 5.5. For alternate round props, over 6.5 is listed at +130 and over 7.5 is listed at +180.

Props Wilder versus Helenius

Tour Totals More Below
5.5 Rounds -115 -110
Does the fight go the distance? Yes (+450) No (-750)
method of victory wilder Helen
KO/TKO/DQ -450 +800
Decision/Technical Decision +600 +1400
To draw +2500 +2500

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Winning innings group wilder Helen
Rounds 1-3 +230 +3500
Rounds 4-6 +190 +2500
Rounds 7-9 +425 +2500
Rounds 10-12 +1000 +4000
Win the round fight wilder Helen
Round 1 +1000 +10000
2nd round +800 +10000
Round 3 +700 +8000
Round 4 +650 +8000
Round 5 +700 +6500
Round 6 +800 +6500
Round 7 +1000 +6500
Round 8 +1400 +6500
Round 9 +1800 +8000
Round 10 +2200 +10000
Round 11 +2800 +10000
Round 12 +4000 +10000

Wilder combat story

Date Opponent-Result Closing odds
10/09/21 Tyson Fury (L-KO) +230
02/22/20 Tyson Fury (L-TKO) -125
11/23/19 Luis Ortiz (F-KO) -588
05/18/19 Dominic Breazeale (F – KO) -1100
12/01/18 Tyson Fury (D-SD) -145

History of the battles of Helenius

Date Opponent-Result Closing odds
10/09/21 Adam Kownacki (W – TKO) +188
03/07/20 Adam Kownacki (W – TKO) +2000
11/30/19 Mateus Roberto Osorio (F – TKO) N / A
07/13/19 Gerald Washington (L-KO) -350
09/29/18 Erkan Teper (F — KO) +300

Wilder vs. Helenius Card

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