A Nigerian descent and a British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua (AJ) make-over a remarkable knockout blow to Robert Helenius in the seventh round of their match at London’s iconic O2 arena.
Forewarned in the opening rounds, Anthony Joshua bounce back with a momentous good hook that found its mark on Helenius’s jaw leading to unexpected end to the Finnish fighter’s evening.
The crowd’s initial shouting seemed to motivate Joshua on, as he firmly built his momentum through the bout resulting to the climatic finish.
Joshua’s first stoppage win in over 2 years, moves him into an anticipated clash with American boxer Deontay Wilder scheduled for January.
Reflecting on his performance, Joshua commented to BBC Radio 5 live, “In this industry must stay grounded recognized the fickle nature of the sport. Tonight, I fulfill my duty.”
When he was questioned about the potential showdown with Wilder, Joshua jokingly joked from the ring “Is there a doctor here? My back’s acting up. I am determined to lift up the heavyweight division.
Following his victory Joshua’s face was flashing with emotion, exited the ring to avid cheers from fans to the extent of sharing beer with renowned Irish mixed martial art star.
Helenius who accepted the fight on short notice after Dillian Whyte tested positive drug test, faced a terrifying challenge. Despite the setback, he displayed a sportsmanship hailing Joshua’s victory and leaving the ring under his own power.
Joshua’s winning records climbed to 26 with this win, 23 were achieve from knockout stage with 3 defeat.
Helenius representing Finland, now has a record of five losses in 36 professional matching.