Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius Head-to-Head Records

Last Modified Aug 13, 2023 08:22 GMT
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The boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius was a highly anticipated event in the heavyweight category.


Anthony Joshua faced Robert Helenius in a heavyweight boxing match on August 12, 2023, at London's O2 Arena. Originally intended as a rematch against Dillian Whyte, but due to a dope test failure on Whyte's part, he was pulled out. Helenius (ranked 10 by WBA) then came in as a late replacement.


Joshua won the fight via KO in the seventh round.


Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helnius Head-To-Head Record


Anthony Joshua fought Robert Helenius for the first time on August 12, 2023.


The Joshua vs Helenius fight was a crossroads bout for both fighters. Joshua needed a win to get back on track and set up a rematch with Usyk. Helenius also needed a win to prove that he is still a contender in the heavyweight division.


Joshua delivered a spectacular punch in the seventh round to KO Helenius and win the bout.


The fight took place on August 12, 2023, at the O2 Arena in London, England.



Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius Stats


StatsAnthony JoshuaRobert Helenius
Record26-332-5
Championship-WBA Gold World Heavy
Age3339
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)6 ft 6.5 in (2.00 m)
Division(s)HeavyweightHeavyweight
Reach82″ / 208cm79” / 201cm
KO Percentage78.57%58.33%
Rounds148199
Win streak (active)11
StanceOrthodoxOrthodox
Professional debut20132008


Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2


Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 - Rage on the Red Sea World Heavyweight Title Fight
Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 - Rage on the Red Sea World Heavyweight Title Fight



On September 29, 2021, just four days after Oleksandr Usyk's victory over Joshua, his promoter Alexander Krassyuk announced that a rematch clause had been activated by Joshua's team. Usyk seemed excited about the prospect of facing Joshua again and expressed his desire for the rematch to take place in Ukraine. However, Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, indicated that the rematch venue was likely to be international or in the UK due to financial considerations.


On June 19, 2022, it was officially announced that the rematch between Usyk and Joshua would take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on August 20, 2022. This marked Usyk's first defense of his world heavyweight titles, while Joshua aimed to regain his title for the third time.


In the rematch, Usyk defended his belts by securing a split decision victory over Joshua. One judge scored the fight 115–113 in favor of Joshua, while the other two judges scored it 115–113 and 116–112 in favor of Usyk. Notably, Joshua had landed 37 punches to the body compared to 15 in their first encounter. Overall, Usyk performed better in terms of landing punches, with 170 out of 712 compared to Joshua's 124 out of 492. According to CompuBox, Usyk set records for the most punches landed on Joshua in a single round (39 punches in the 10th round).


After the judges' scorecards were announced, Joshua threw two of Usyk's belts out of the ring in frustration. He initially began to leave the arena but returned to the microphone to give an emotional speech about his life, fighting, Ukraine, and praising Usyk. Backstage, Joshua was recorded responding angrily to a bystander's criticism with strong language. During the post-fight press conference, Joshua broke down in tears.




Last Updated On August 13, 2023

FAQs

A. Anthony Joshua has only lost 3 fights in his professional boxing career.

A. Robert Helenius is from Finland.

A. Joshua vs. Helenius is set to take place on August 12, 2023.

A. Joshua vs. Helenius is scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England.

A. Joshua vs. Whyte 2 was canceled because Dillian Whyte was busted by VADA for doping.

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