Robert Helenius vs Anthony Joshua fight live stream in UK
With another weekend, another exciting but unexpected fight is on the card as Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius are scheduled to take on each other in a 12-round main event after Dillian Whyte tested positive for a banned substance.
“Today, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) informed Matchroom, the Association of Boxing Commissions, and the British Boxing Board of Control that Dillian Whyte had returned adverse analytical findings as part of a random anti-doping protocol,” Matchroom announced through a statement.
Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Start Time, TV Channel and Live Streaming Info:
Live Stream: Watch Live Here
Venue: O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.
Date: Saturday, August 12
Main Card: 7:00 pm BST / 11:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm ET
Ring walks for Main Event: 10:00 pm BST / 2:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm ET
Like always, the time could change depending on the length of the fights on the undercard.
Anthony Joshua vs Helenius Boxing Preview
After Whyte’s reports were revealed, Matchroom was under extreme pressure to find a suitable opponent for Joshua to fight this weekend. With four heavyweights in the undercard, they had to look elsewhere. Many considered Derek Chisora a potential candidate to face Joshua; however, the two-time champion got ‘The Nordic Nightmare.’
“There were a lot of options. But we had to ensure it was the proper fight for the right deal. I think Robert Helenius is a good fighter. Yes, he lost to Deontay Wilder, but that was by a shot that would have probably knocked out a horse! But he came to fight. He can punch, he’s 6ft 8in, and he won at the weekend. Ultimately there is criticism in whatever you do, but this is a tricky and dangerous fight. Matchroom Sport chairman, Eddie Hearn, said.
How to watch Joshua vs Helenius in UK?
DAZN is the home of all the major fights from the boxing world, and Joshua’s fight with Whyte was also scheduled to be broadcast through DAZN PPV, but with the change of the opponent, the fight has been announced to be part of a standard subscription.
Watch Here: Joshua vs Helenius Live
That said, existing subscribers can stream the fight as part of their regular DAZN subscription, with no Pay-Per-View purchase required. However, fans who pre-ordered the event on pay-per-view via DAZN can opt for a refund from the purchasing spot, as mentioned above.
DAZN is the cheapest platform that provides all the action from the boxing world throughout the year as it offers subscriptions usually below €5, through which fans can watch many boxing fights.
Like always, DAZN will live stream the packed action night in over 200 countries this weekend across the globe, and if you’re not subscribed to any plan, choose one of the following subscription plans DAZN provides and enjoy the action.
- For just £9.99 per month, fans can buy a monthly subscription which commits them to an entire year.
- Alternatively, they can subscribe for a flexible pass for £19.99 per month, which can be canceled anytime.
- Or, fans can subscribe to a yearly package for an upfront fee of £99.99.
Once subscribed, fans can run the DAZN app on several devices such as smart TV, streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, or game consoles, mobile, and tablets.
How to watch Joshua vs Helenius in UK & Ireland:
In the United Kingdom, the fight will be accessible on Computers, tablets, or smartphones in which the DAZN app can be downloaded. Fans living in the UK can access the fight through DAZN 1 HD, while those from Ireland with a subscription can stream the fight on Sky Channel 429, the dedicated DAZN channel.
Sky subscribers can watch Joshua vs. Helenius on DAZN through their Sky Q or Sky+ HD box. They must tune in to DAZN 1 HD channel 429, follow the sign-up steps, or visit DAZN.com/Sky to start the process.
Matchroom Boxing Youtube Channel:
Fans from across the globe can watch the Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius Undercard for free on Matchroom Boxing Youtube Channel.
Before the fight, the British fighter last fought in April, where he beat Jermaine Franklin on points after suffering back-to-back losses to reigning unified IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and dropped WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight championships.
However, he was far from his best against Franklin, disappointingly low, to be honest. That said, a return of the devastating style is what he’ll be looking for before entering the ring against the division’s biggest names, most likely against Wilder in Saudi Arabia in January.
Before the fight, Joshua is a heavy favorite for the bout, and it’s not without any reason. British boxer is younger, quicker, fresher, more robust, and boasts an 8-0 winning record at this venue.
Despite being a former European and International heavyweight champion, the 6’6″ Swedish-Finnish boxer is mainly recognized by boxing fans from the smashing of Deontay Wilder last year and would indeed pose a challenge.
The Finnish fighter was in action just last week, winning against Mika Mielonen in Round 3 after suffering a knockout loss to Deontay Wilder.
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius: What Has Been Said?
“This wasn’t in the script. I respect Helenius, and may I say, I respect any male or female who steps into the ring. I am laser-focused on the win. I can advance to bigger and better things, but the road map has a checkpoint Saturday night. May the best man win.” Joshua reacted following the change of his opponent.
The objective remains the same, victory by any means. There’s no overtime in boxing, so I’ve got to be on my A-game and inflict pain. It’d be silly to underestimate Helenius or anyone. Credit to him – he’s come to roll the dice, to win. British boxer added.
“I didn’t want to let anyone down. Late replacements aren’t ideal, but a long career will present these obstacles. This is just another rock in my shoe on the way to the top of the mountain.”
“In December, potentially, a big fight should be between me and Deontay Wilder. It has been a long time coming. There are a lot of moving shapes at the minute, a lot of things happening, so one step at a time.” Joshua further said. ”I am excited about fighting Anthony Joshua on August 12. I am a true Viking willing to face any challenge at a moment’s notice. This is not an opportunity I was going to let slip away. I plan to make the most of it”, said Helenius.
What’s more on the Card:
On a massive night of action, IBF Mandatory World Title challenger Filip Hrgovic (15-0, 12 KOs) and undefeated contender Demsey McKean (22-0, 14 KOs) will take on each other, with the winner to have a shot at Ukraine’s unified World Champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Another fight on the card will see the return of two-time World Title challenger and fan favorite Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs), who will take on Gerald Washington (20-5-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round bout.
Elsewhere on the card, Romford sensation Johnny Fisher (9-0, 8 KOs) and Harry Armstrong (5-1-1) will go all in against each other for the vacant Southern Area Title.
Further down the card, notable fights include Hyde Super-Lightweight Campbell Hatton (12-0, 5 KOs) will face Tom Ansell (10-4, 2 KOs) in an eight-round bout, George Liddard (3-0, 3 KOs), will take on Bas Oosterweghel (5-1, 3 KOs), Brandon Scott (5-0, 1 KO) will make his Matchroom debut against Louis Norman (14-13-1, 2 KOs), while Maiseyrose Courtney (3-0) will face her most formidable opponent yet against Gemma Ruegg (7-7, 1 KO).
Anthony Joshua’s Bio and Record:
Birth name: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Date of birth: October 15, 1989
Height: 6’6″ (198 cm)
Reach: 82.0″ (208 cm)
Fight Record: 25-3-0 (22 KOs)
Robert Helenius’ Bio and Record:
Birth name: Robert Gabriel Helenius
Nickname: The Nordic Nightmare
Date of birth: January 2, 1984
Height: 6’6″ (199 cm)
Reach: 79.0″ (201 cm)
Fight Record: 32-4-0 (21 KOs)
Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius Fight Card:
Below is the complete Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius fight card:
- Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius (heavyweight)
- Filip Hrgovic vs. Demsey McKean (heavyweight)
- Johnny Fisher vs. Harry Armstrong (heavyweight)
- Derek Chisora vs. Gerald Washington (heavyweight)
- Campbell Hatton vs. Tom Ansell (super-lightweight)
- George Liddard vs. Bas Oosterweghel (middleweight)
- Brandon Scott vs. Louis Norman (featherweight)
- Maiseyrose Courtney vs. Gemma Ruegg (Super-flyweight)