Robert Helenius has stated that he is coming to Cardiff with a mission in mind – to get a win over Dillian Whyte by any means necessary.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte admitted he has seen his upcoming opponent and even gave Helenius compliments.
“I’ve seen him, he’s a good fighter, very well-rounded with a good jab and good boxing ability. You can see he’s got a very good amateur career,” said Whyte.
According to Sky Sports, Helenius is ready to ‘stand and trade’ with Whyte. ‘The Body Snatcher’ is not against the idea going toe-to-toe with ‘The Nordic Nightmare’.
“I don’t walk out there to have wars, but if it comes down to it, I’ll have it. I hope he does stand and trade because if he does I might trade with him, or use my boxing skills,” stated Whyte.
However, Whyte hasn’t forgotten about Deontay Wilder either.
If the Londoner gets past Helenius, he will become the WBC Silver heavyweight champion which would elevate Whyte into title contention against Wilder.
The WBC World heavyweight champion has avoided and declined numerous offers to fight Whyte. The latest one was a three million dollar deal turned down by Wilder according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Wilder might decide to fight Audley Harrison again after this one, instead of me,” laughed Whyte.
Hearn believes this is the way to get to Wilder.
“I think we have made it very clear, we want to make Dillian vs. Deontay Wilder and this WBC Silver title will put us in prime position,” said the promoter.