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.
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
|Does the fight go the distance?||Yes (+450)||No (-750)|
|method of victory||wilder||Helen|
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|Winning innings group||wilder||Helen|
|Win the round fight||wilder||Helen|
Wilder combat story
|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
|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
- Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell – 12 rounds
- Gary Antonio Russell vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez – 12 rounds