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Two veteran fighters are set to clash tonight as Robert Helenius takes on the former WBC titlist and heavyweight legend Deontay Wilder.
Both fighters enter the ring with a story: “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder was unlikely to fight after his second loss to Tyson Fury in October 2021, and “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius is coming off two upset victories over Adam Kownacki.
In other words, even though there are no titles on the line, boxing fans are all looking forward to Wilder vs. Helenius. If you’re one such fan looking catch an exciting fight, read on. Below is everything you need to know about the heavyweight bout, including where to watch Wilder vs. Helenius online.
Wilder vs. Helenius Date, Time, Location & Tickets
Wilder vs. Helenius will be happening tonight, Saturday, October 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The main card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with Wilder and Helenius’ ringwalks expected to take place around 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT.
If you’re anywhere near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, we highly recommend getting tickets to see these fighters live. Head to Ticketmaster to get tickets, where prices are starting at $131, as of writing.
How to Watch Wilder vs. Helenius on TV
For any boxing fans planning to watch Wilder vs. Helenius on TV, you’ll need to order the fight’s pay-per-view stream through Fox Sports, which costs $74.99.
Luckily, if you don’t have cable, you can still watch Wilder vs. Helenius online through FITE. See details below.
How to Watch Wilder vs. Helenius Online
To watch Wilder vs. Helenius online without cable or satellite, head to FITE.tv. The combat sports site is offering fans a Wilder vs. Helenius PPV live stream online, so you can watch the fight on any device without cable. Go to FITE.tv to secure your PPV live stream for $74.99 (the same price as Fox).
Once you buy the Wilder vs. Helenius PPV live stream, you can watch the fight on any device by logging into your FITE account (it’s free to start an account). The FITE app is available on all major streaming devices including Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, and gaming consoles, so there shouldn’t be an issue watching the Wilder vs. Helenius PPV live stream on your TV at home.
Besides letting you live stream Wilder vs. Helenius online, your PPV purchase with FITE will include the three other fights on the Wilder vs. Helenius card, and unlimited replays of the fights afterward.
How to Watch Wilder vs. Helenius Free Online
Because tonight’s fight is exclusively available as a PPV, there’s no (legal) way to live stream Wilder vs. Helenius online for free. As mentioned, your FITE PPV purchase does let you enjoy unlimited replays for free once the live stream has ended, but you’ll still need to purchase the Wilder vs. Helenius PPV live stream through FITE to watch the event live.
Wilder vs. Helenius Fight Card, Odds, Prediction
Since going pro at 23, Deontay Wilder has built a storied career. “The Bronze Bomber” has a record of 42-2-1 with an astounding 41 knockouts. The Alabama boxer has held the WBC heavyweight title for five years (from 2015 to 2020) in ten defense bouts. He also won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.
Given his bigger and slightly better record, Oddsmakers have Wilder to win tonight’s fight with odds of -850. Helenius enters the ring with underdog odds of +510.
However, anyone rooting for “The Nordic Nightmare” should still be hopeful. With his last two fights being major upset wins, Helenius has proven that he can overcome the odds. Fighting out of Stockholm, Helenius has a professional record of 31-3 with 20 knockouts.
Both Wilder and Helenius are nearing the end of their careers at 36 and 38, respectively. Wilder was nearly ready to hang up his gloves after losing to Fury for the second time in 2021, but he decided to stay in the game. “Once I got my statue in my hometown and saw so many people arrive and celebrate with me and my family, to see all the emotions, grown men crying in front of their children and saying he is a real true king, made me feel like my job is not done,” said Wilder. “So, here I am once again, looking forward to returning to the ring.”
Helenius, on the other hand, is hungry for a world title. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, and I’m going to be ready. I’m going to produce an even bigger upset than I did with Kownacki,” he said. “I’m going for the belt, so this is a fight to prepare me to achieve that goal. I can only become the best heavyweight in the world by beating the best and that’s what I intend to do on Oct. 15.’’
Besides the main event between Wilder and Helenius, your PPV purchase will also include Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell, Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron, and Gary Antonio Russell vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez.