Anthony Joshua, the heavyweight champion, has revealed what he told Dillian Whyte’s late replacement, Robert Helenius, after knocking him out with a nasty finish on Saturday at London’s O2 Arena.
Joshua was set to face fellow British heavyweight opponent Whyte in a much-anticipated rematch, but ‘The Body Snatcher’ failed a drug test seven days before the fight.
Helenius of Finland, who stepped in on short notice, was no match for Joshua.
Joshua dominated the first three rounds without flashiness until knocking Helenius out in the seventh with a powerful right-hander to the chin.
Following the fight, Joshua told DAZN:
“I told him to come back again, Helnius.”
“I believe he has the potential to cause a lot of problems for people.” Thank you very much for coming in and saving the card.”
He further stated,
“It’s a volatile sport; you have to be honest about it and not get caught up in it.” Tonight I completed my task.”