Anthony Joshua returns to the ‘winning table’ as he kn%cks out Helenius in seven rounds

Former world champion Anthony Joshua kn%cked out Robert Helenius in the seventh round in his boxing return at the O2 Arena, in London, UK on Saturday, August 12.

It was a huge confidence builder for the 33-year-old as it’s his first KO win since he defeated Kubrat Puliev on December 12, 2020.

AJ looked ponderous in the early stages and the British-Nigerian boxer was jeered by his London home crowd. But he finished the fi¥ht with a thunderous knockout of Finland’s Helenius.

Joshua was originally set for his third cl@sh with Whyte at the O2 Arena, having lost to his fellow Briton as an amateur before kn%cking him out in 2015. However, Whyte returned an adverse finding in a dr¥g test last week, leading him to be p¥lled from the main event. Helenius stepped in, just seven days after having fought and won in Finland.

The victory kept Joshua on course for a bout with fellow former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Speaking with DAZN, Joshua said: “People need to leave me alone, this is my time in the ring. Let me keep doing what I want to do. Helenius, I told him to come again. I think he can cause people a lot of probl£ms.”

As for a bout with Wilder, twice world champion Joshua joked: “My back’s gone, is there a doctor in here? I want to carry this heavyweight division to the top!”

📸: Reuters


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