Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius time: When do ring walks start in UK and US?

Anthony Joshua will face Robert Helenius at short notice this week after the Brit’s rematch with Dillian Whyte fell through after a negative drug test result.

Joshua defeated Whyte in 2015, taking revenge for an amateur loss to his compatriot. The old rivals should face off again this week. However, Whyte failed an anti-doping test and the fight was abandoned.

Now Helenius arrives and saves the weekend’s event as the Finn competes for the second time in seven days. Helenius, 39, defeated Mika Mielonen in the third round last week in what might have been a useful warm-up to his duel with ‘AJ’.

Meanwhile, Joshua, 33, last struggled in April when he defeated Jermaine Franklin on points and recovered from back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua’s rematch with Whyte should be the next step towards a fight with Deontay Wilder and that contest is still in the works for early 2024.

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When is it?

Joshua vs. Helenius takes place on Saturday 12 August at the O2 Arena in London.

The main map is scheduled to begin at 19:00 BST (11:00 PT, 13:00 CT, 14:00 ET). Ring walks for the main event are then expected around 10pm BST (2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET).

how can i see it

The event will be broadcast live on Dazn. A subscription to the streaming platform is possible available for purchase herewith monthly plans starting at £9.99.


Robert Helenius has a win over Derek Chisora

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Helenius – 25/1

Draw – 17/2

Full odds via Betfair.

Full map (subject to change)

Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius (Heavyweight)

Filip Hrgovic vs. Demsey McKean (Heavyweight)

Johnny Fisher vs. Harry Armstrong (Heavyweight)

Derek Chisora ​​vs. Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)

Campbell Hatton vs. Tom Ansell (Super Lightweight)

George Liddard vs. Bas Oosterweghel (middleweight)

Brandon Scott vs. Louis Norman (Featherweight)

Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Gemma Ruegg (Super Flyweight)

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