[BOXING@WATCH!]]* Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius LIVE STREAM@FREE ON TV 12 August 2023
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) will take on Robert Helenius (32-4, 21 KOs) this Saturday, August 12 from the O2 Arena in London, England. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds after Helenius stepped in for the suspended Dillian Whyte on less than a week’s notice. Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius live stream and TV guide: How to watch huge fight from London
How to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius
DAZN will be handling the live stream starting at 2 p.m. ET, with the main event expected to start around 5 p.m. ET
Joshua, 33, won his first unified heavyweight championship with an 11th-round TKO against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London. He lost his titles in a major upset to Andy Ruiz on June 1, 2019, but regained the titles by outpointing Ruiz in a 12-round decision on December 7, 2019 in Saudi Arabia. He lost the titles again on September 25, 2021 to Oleksandr Usyk and also lost the rematch by split decision on August 20, 2022. Joshua recently earned a unanimous decision win over Jermaine Franklin on April 1.
Helenius, 39, just fought last week and quickly dispatched Mike Mielonen with a third-round knockout. Before that fight he was knocked out in the first round against Wilder on October 15. He has two wins over former ranked heavyweight Adam Kownacki.
Joshua enters to fight as a huge -1600 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and Helenius is a +850 underdog.
Full card for Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius
Main event: Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius, 12 rounds, heavyweight
Filip Hrgovic vs. Demsey McKean, 12 rounds, heavyweight
Johnny Fisher vs. Harry Armstrong, 10 rounds, heavyweight
Derek Chisora vs. Gerald Washington, 10 rounds, heavyweight
Campbell Hatton vs. Tom Ansell, 8 rounds, super lightweight
Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Gemma Ruegg, 6 rounds, super flyweight
George Liddard vs. Bas Oosterweghel, 6 rounds, middleweight
Brandon Scott vs. Louis Norman, 6 rounds, featherweight
ANTHONY JOSHUA will return to the ring TONIGHT to face Robert Helenius at the O2 Arena.
The two-time former unified world heavyweight champion was due to fight Dillian Whyte, but the fight was cancelled after the Body Snatcher returned an 'adverse finding' from his VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) testing.
Anthony Joshua was last in action in April when he beat Jermaine Franklin on points.
AJ will be hoping to win by knockout for the first time since his 9th-round destruction of Kubrat Pulev in December 2020.
Joshua's opponent Helenius fought just last week, beating Mika Mielonen by way of TKO.
'The Nordic Nightmare' was knocked out in the first round by Deontay Wilder back in October, and AJ will be hoping he can replicate the Bronze Bomber's path to victory.
Anthony Joshua faces Robert Helenius tonight.
Anthony Joshua faces Robert Helenius tonight as he looks to build momentum towards a potential fight with Deontay Wilder
Joshua had been scheduled to take on Dillian Whyte but that fight was pulled following an adverse finding in Whyte's VADA test.
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How to watch if you’re a Virgin Media customer
Virgin Media customers in the UK can order Joshua vs. Helenius and watch the event directly on their Virgin set top box. Every PPV order includes one-month access to the DAZN app. More information on how to redeem the one-month DAZN access will be provided on-screen during the fight night broadcast.
How to order the Joshua vs. Helenius PPV on your Virgin box:
Virgin customers with a TiVo and/ or V6 set-top-box
Press Home or On Demand on your remote control and go to:
On Demand > Live Events
Then pressing the red button
Virgin customers with a Virgin TV 360 or Stream set-top-box
Press Home on your remote control and go to:
‘Pay Per View Live Events’ rail/section
Then pressing OK
Joshua was due to fight Whyte in a rematch of their 2015 clash, which “AJ” won via knockout, but Whyte returned an adverse drug-test finding last week, causing Saturday’s main event to be cancelled. Helenius, 39, has been drafted in to fight Joshua, 33, on short notice, as the pair square off at London’s O2 Arena.
Briton Joshua last fought in April, beating Jermaine Franklin on points to bounce back from two straight losses to Oleksandr Usyk. Meanwhile, Helenius fought just last week, winning in the third round to respond positively to a knockout loss to Deontay Wilder last year.
The fight was originally scheduled with Joshua facing Dillian Whyte, but due to problems with an adverse doping test result for Whyte, Helenius became a last-minute replacement.
Both boxers met the weigh-in on Friday, with Joshua weighing the heaviest, albeit by very little. He clocked in at 250 pounds, while Helenius officially weighed in at 249.4 pounds.
The 12-round non-title bout will headline an eight-fight bill at the O2 Arena, where Joshua, 33, needs to deliver a strong performance if he is to challenge for another world championship fight.