Robert Helenius is looking to upset Dillian Whyte this Saturday as the two fight for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title in Cardiff. ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ said the pressure of fighting the crowd favourite in front of 80 000 people will not get to him.
‘The Body Snatcher’ recognises the threat Helenius brings with his experience.
“I don’t think he likes the heat which will play against him because I’m coming to cook something on Saturday. He was supposed to be the next Wladimir Klitschko, they were really pushing him at one stage. He’s had a couple of slip ups along the way but he’s very experienced compared to me,” said Whyte in a press release.
Helenius is a big heavyweight and every bit of 6 foot 6. Whyte is ready to do anything it takes to get the win at Principality Stadium this Saturday.
“I’m very close to a World Title shot and with all of the World Champions out there being tall we’ve been chasing tall opponents for the past few. We’ve been unlucky securing those fights so now we’re here with Helenius. I’ve got a saying: ‘It’s better getting an ugly win than a pretty loss’, so I’ll do whatever I have to do when I get out there,” told Whyte.
According to the Brixton boxer, despite numerous talks and call outs regarding Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua is the man to beat and that’s who Whyte wants to fight eventually.
“They will say AJ is number one. He has multiple belts and he’s the only one who is fighting the names. Wilder is a chump, he’s not fought a mandatory in two years and Joseph Parker is defending his title on YouTube so that shows his level. That says it all.
AJ is the man at the minute. I want the rematch with Joshua. I’d like to fight Parker or Wilder first they are the two weakest World champions. I’d beat one of those which would then set up a massive rematch with Joshua over here at Wembley or Cardiff or even another country – I’d even fight him in Nigeria!”