Anthony Joshua is set to face Robert Helenius in a boxing match tonight in London. Originally, Joshua was supposed to have a rematch with Dillian Whyte, but Whyte failed a drug test, leading to the cancellation of the fight. As a result, Helenius, who recently beat Mika Mielonen, will step in to fight Joshua at the O2 Arena.
Helenius, 39, fought just last week, bouncing back from a knockout loss to Deontay Wilder. Joshua, on the other hand, last fought in April and defeated Jermaine Franklin on points after suffering two consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
The fight between Joshua and Helenius will take place on Saturday, August 12, at the O2 Arena in London. The main card is scheduled to begin at 7pm BST, with the ring walks for the main event expected at around 10pm BST. The event will be streamed live on Dazn, and viewers can purchase a subscription to the streaming platform starting at £9.99 per month.
In terms of odds, Joshua is heavily favored at 1/18, while Helenius is the underdog at 25/1. A draw is at odds of 17/2.
The full card for the event, although subject to change, includes fights between Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius in the heavyweight division, Filip Hrgovic and Demsey McKean in the heavyweight division, Johnny Fisher and Harry Armstrong in the heavyweight division, Derek Chisora and Gerald Washington in the heavyweight division, Campbell Hatton and Tom Ansell in the super-lightweight division, George Liddard and Bas Oosterweghel in the middleweight division, Brandon Scott and Louis Norman in the featherweight division, and Maisey Rose Courtney and Gemma Ruegg in the super-flyweight division.
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