Via Robert Segal: Deontay Wilder wasn’t sure what to expect from former pairing partner Robert Helenius on October 15 during their 12-round title match on FOX Sports PPV at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
As Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) points out, he doesn’t show his true self as fighting partner for former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) because of him always compete. someone to help him prepare for battle.
Wilder believes he’s seen about half of Helenius in their bouts because he thinks he’s reverted to his true fighting style when things don’t go his way.
What Wilder isn’t sure about is how the fight with Helenius will go down if he chooses to storm outside the gate, as we’ve seen in his two battles with Adam Kownacki.
“I agree with Robert. He’s emulating another character and trying to make me right in the sense that you sometimes switch to what you know when things don’t go well,” Deontay Wilder told Fighthypereacted to being told by rival Robert Helenius that he had not fully demonstrated his arsenal as his battle partner.
“I think you get half of what you’re trying to accomplish in camp by emulating another warrior. In addition, you also get your half. I’m training really hard for Robert. I know he’s on duty. I know he’s very close to being a champion.
“He doesn’t have to remind me of emulation, and that’s not the real him. I know he’s coming with the heat. I don’t need to know that, Robert. You don’t take me lightly.
“He’s an honest guy, and he works hard, he and his coach. It was a pleasure to be in the ring with him on October 15th, and we both fought hard because we both put our hearts first.
“He will put himself in a different territory than I do, and it will be the opposite.
“If the war is really fierce, then we will enter territory that we have never faced each other before. It makes for a great fight when it happens. He didn’t know what I was going to do at the time,” Wilder said