“Found Himself a Tyson Fury Look Alike to Knockout”: Fans Brand Deontay Wilder’s Next Potential Fight a ‘PPV Joke’

Published 08/11/2022, 2:15 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder has been on a yearlong hiatus after his fight against Tyson Fury in 2021. And, fans have been anticipating the return of the former WBC heavyweight champion. Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Wilder will be making a comeback to the ring.

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BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Wilder was last seen in the ring on October 9, 2021, when he faced Fury at the T-Mobile Arena for the third fight of their iconic trilogy. Moreover, he was fighting for the WBC and the Ring heavyweight titles.

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However, he lost the fight via a knockout in the 11th round.

It was recently reported that he is finalizing a deal with Robert Helenius for a showdown on October 15. Additionally, it is also said that the fight will take place at the Barclays Center.

Notably, this announcement comes at a time when Fury also expressed his desire to come out of retirement. He stated that he wished to have a trilogy fight against Derek Chisora.

Fans react to Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius

Boxing fans were intrigued by the prospective matchup. In fact, many fans took to social media to let their thoughts out.

User @SirRHFG felt that Helenius was a good potential opponent for Wilder. Moreover, the user stated that Wilder could potentially pursue an Andy Ruiz fight in the future.

Meanwhile, user @AlexanderTindal mentioned that Wilder deserves a good comeback fight after his hiatus.

And, user @NScarlett020 added that the fight will be an easy win for Wilder.

However, a few users felt that Helenius would be a tough opponent for Wilder. User @obiekudz felt that it will be a tricky matchup for Wilder as Helenius is a hard hitter. Meanwhile, user @matjhupa mentioned that Wilder should have pursued an ‘easier opponent’ like Dillian Whyte.

Similarly, user @Enrique30488411 wondered if Wilder is capable of KO’ing Helenius.

Additionally, a few users were confused by the PPV aspect of the fight.

Users mentioned that they were unsure as to who would pay for the PPV. In fact, user @Sean07448142 felt that the fight was not PPV-worthy.

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However, user @MoneyOnlyNoFame had a rather intriguing take on the matchup. Moreover, the user hilariously mentioned that Helenius had a stark similarity to Fury.

Notably, the user felt that Wilder wanted to get back at Fury by knocking out a ‘look alike’.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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