Anthony Joshua returns to action on Saturday night facing an opponent coming in on around seven days notice. The British former Olympic champ and multiple heavyweight world title holder was supposed to be fighting Dillian Whyte. However, a VADA test ruled Franklin out of contention.
Stepping in to replace Franklin is Robert Helenius. The tall Nordic ‘Viking’ is most noticeable for being one punch KO’d by Deontay Wilder last year.
Joshua is coming into this fight off a win over Jermaine Franklin. That victory comes after his back-to-back to defeats to Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022.
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius Fight card and Results
- – Anthony Joshua def. Robert Helenius via TKO at 1:27 of Round 7; Heavyweight
- – Derek Chisora def. Gerald Washington via unanimous decision (98-93, 97-94, 96-94) Heavyweight
- – Filip Hrgovic def. Demsey McKean via TKO at 1:01 of Round 12; Heavyweight
- – Johnny Fisher def. Harry Armstrong via TKO at 1:19 of Round 7; Heavyweight
- – Campbell Hatton def. Tom Ansell via points (78-74); Super-lightweight
Highlights and video
Scott Christ of Bad Left Hook sums up Hrgovic vs. McKean
Start time and date
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023. The main card is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks expected to take place at 5 p.m. ET.
Tickets to watch this fight at the O2 Arena in London, England are available here.
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius will air on DAZN. Initially, when Jermaine Franklin was still Joshua’s opponent, this event was offered as a PPV product on DAZN. However, the event is now scheduled to air on regular DAZN, requiring only a DAZN subscription to view.
The fight costs $59.99 on both DAZN PPV and ESPN+ PPV. To make that purchase you would need to have a subscription to one of those services. DAZN costs $19.99 a month on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month.
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