For the 1st time since his trilogy showdown with Tyson Fury, The Bronze Bomber, Deontay Wilder is back.
The heavyweight slugger will fight Finnish boxer Robert Helenius on a FOX pay-per-view at the Barclays Center on October 15. Helenius (31-3), a multiple-time World Champion in his own right, will be Wilder’s (42-2-1) first match in over a year on in-action.
Talking about his return to boxing, Wilder was very candid to many media outlets, such as the PBC Podcast.
He spoke about his long arduous journey back, following his famed loss last October, citing his impact on the sport of boxing inspiring the next generation, as well as being acknowledgeable for his greatness.
The 36-year-old expressed his talents can see him through the age of 40 when he’d then contemplate retirement.
Wilder is regarded as one of the biggest stars in modern-day boxing, holding the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, with 10 successful defenses to boot.