In the aftermath of the Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius fight, we have decided to take a deep dive into the boxing career of ‘The Nordic Nightmare’. Read on to find out more about Helenius’ professional boxing record, previous fights and how many knockouts he has on his resumé.
Robert Helenius Boxing Record
Robert Helenius suffered the fifth defeat of his boxing career last time out as he faced former two-time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. At 39-years-old, it remains to be seen what his next move will be going forward in his career. Whether that be boxing on or retiring from the sport entirely.
The Finnish boxing sensation has been around for years in the sport, fighting in his fair share of huge fights, as well as picking up some massive scalps along the way. He has beaten some huge names throughout his career, as well as challenging in huge fights against world class fighters on numerous occasions.
In the aftermath of the Joshua fight, Robert Helenius boasts an impressive boxing record of 32 wins to just five losses. Of these 32 wins, ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ has won an impressive 21 of them by way of knockout. In fact, the last five fights Helenius has won, he has done so by emphatic stoppage. It’s clear that the former European Heavyweight Champion is a clubbing puncher.
Robert Helenius made his professional boxing debut way back in May 2008. ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ won via knockout in the very first round on that occasions. Since then, Helenius has had another 35 pro bouts, winning all but four of them.
Helenius enjoyed an emphatic start to his pro career, swiftly progressing to 22-0 before suffering the first defeat of his career. During this impressive run of victories, the big Fin beat some stellar names in heavyweight boxing circles. This includes world heavyweight title challenger and now veteran Derek Chisora, Samuel Peter, Gregory Tony and Franz Rill to name but a few.
Helenius won the European Heavyweight Title in his 22nd fight, winning via unanimous decision to lift the vacant European strap. Then came the first defeat of Helenius’ career. In April 2016, ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ fought Johann Duhaupas in Helsinki, losing the fight via knockout in the sixth round.
He then bounced back with three wins before suffering the second defeat of his career to Dillian Whyte – the man who was supposed to be fighting Anthony Joshua on August 12th. ‘The Body Snatcher’ beat Helenius via unanimous decision in what was a one sided fight.
Helenius won his next three fights, including a huge knockout victory over Erkan Teper, before losing to Gerald Washington in July 2019. Then came three wins on the spin, including two huge wins as an underdog against Adam Kownacki.
Helenius fourth loss came two fights ago as he was blown away inside one round by Deontay Wilder at the Barclays Center in October 2022. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ won the fight withing two minutes of the first round, putting Helenius flat on his back, sprawled out on the canvas.
Robert Helenius bounced back with a third round KO win in Finland on August 5th, before stepping in at short notice to face ‘AJ’ on August 12th. Joshua of course won the fight via emphatic KO in Round 7, with Helenius lying flat on his back, out cold on the canvas.
That takes us up to now in the boxing career of ‘The Nordic Nightmare’. Whether he fights on or rides off into the sunset remains to be seen. Regardless, be sure to stay up to date with all the boxing news as well as watching our exclusive boxing live streaming sites.
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