Deontay Wilder talks up Robert Helenius challenge before his long-awaited comeback on Oct. 15

After hinting at potentially retiring, former WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is back this weekend against a familiar face in his long-time sparring partner Robert Helenius. Gone are the aggressive soundbites and violent sentiments heading into fight week but the most important question given his comeback is, how will he fare against an in-form … Continue reading Deontay Wilder talks up Robert Helenius challenge before his long-awaited comeback on Oct. 15

Wilder calls out Usyk, Ruiz after sending Helenius to sleep with another blistering R1 KO

The former WBC heavyweight champion knocked former sparring partner Robert Helenius unconscious in Saturday night’s blisteringly brief main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: landing clean with a short sharp counter right-hand late in the first round of his comeback bout – 53 weeks on from his frenetic trilogy bout against current titlist Tyson … Continue reading Wilder calls out Usyk, Ruiz after sending Helenius to sleep with another blistering R1 KO

Ruiz scores three knockdowns during UD win vs. Ortiz, Wilder ringside is open to possible bout

It wasn’t the most memorable heavyweight tussle, but former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr produced a trio of knockdowns and displayed troublesome punch power ending a 16-month layoff with a UD win over a gamely Luis Ortiz effort in Los Angeles. Afterwards, the 32-year-old reaffirmed his desire for activity before a fellow former world titlist … Continue reading Ruiz scores three knockdowns during UD win vs. Ortiz, Wilder ringside is open to possible bout

Frank Warren interested in exploring Wilder-Joyce contest, with opponent for Sept. 24 still TBC

Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce’s near year-long absence was ended on Saturday with a fourth-round TKO win over Germany’s Christian Hammer. While it’s unclear whether former world titlist Joseph Parker faces him next in a WBO title eliminator as previously planned, the 36-year-old’s promoter Frank Warren likes the sound of a potential Deontay Wilder matchup.