Robert Helenius is stunned by Deontay Wilder’s first-round knockout.

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It didn’t take Deontay Wilder very long to end his losing streak.

On Saturday night, Robert Helenius moved Wilder into a corner in the opening round of their fight, believing that this was an attack. However, Wilder was almost precisely where he wanted to be. He smacked Helenius in the face with a powerful right punch, knocking him to the ground. While lying on the ground, Helenius appeared stunned.

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Wilder claimed, “I put him up.” I let him get close before attacking once he did. It was a terrific battle.

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The victory is Wilder’s first since his knockout victory over Luis Ortiz in November 2019. He lost both of his fights with Tyson Fury, which were back-to-back. Fury triumphed in February 2020 by TKO and in October 2021 by knockout.

Oleksandr Usyk, who now has three title belts, may be the opponent Wilder seeks to face for the heavyweight championship. The next candidates for a match against Wilder might be Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr.

“I’ve heard things about Usyk, but is he really not here?” Added Wilder. “Guys turn the corner away from me when they see these knockouts,” the woman said.

Wilder had never lost against anyone else before to a split decision draw with Fury in 2018 and the two most recent knockouts. He has never faced Ruiz or Joshua.

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