Anthony Joshua on Robert Helenius: I’ve gotta take him deadly serious

“Late replacements aren’t ideal. But I’d say this is the third time it’s happened"

by Sead Dedovic
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Anthony Joshua on Robert Helenius: I’ve gotta take him deadly serious

Anthony Joshua made a comment about the fight between him and Robert Helenius, who replaced Dillian Whyte since he tested positive for drugs. Joshua does not think at all about underestimating his opponent and wants to enter the match seriously.

He is aware that Helenius can represent a huge danger to him. “It’d be silly to underestimate Helenius, silly to underestimate anyone,” Joshua said, as quote by boxingscene.com “So, I’ve gotta take him deadly serious.

And credit to him as well. He’s coming to roll the dice. He wants to win. As you mentioned, other heavyweights, [with] certain people obviously finance is the big issue, risk versus reward. But in reality, that’s not all there is to this for him.

He wants to win, so he’s here. So, good luck to him."

Anthony Joshua on Finland and its fans

Joshua did not forget to mention Finland and the fans from Finland, who will be a huge support for Helenius. He is looking forward to this challenge and the fact that there will be a large number of spectators.

“And shout out to everyone in Finland as well. I’ve been there before. And we’re looking to combine UK, Finland and the rest of the world to bring some good entertainment from the top right to the bottom. The undercard is phenomenal.

So, yeah, don’t miss a fight. Do not miss a fight because this card is unbelievable”. Replacements always present enormous dangers. Many factors affect this, but the most important is certainly the lack of time to analyze your opponent.

Although Joshua is the favorite in this fight, it has happened many times so far that the favorite has lost in the early stages of the match. However, we do not want to prejudge anything and hope for a great clash. “Late replacements aren’t ideal.

But I’d say this is the third time it’s happened. We had it with Kubrat Pulev and Takam, Jarrell Miller and Ruiz. Now this situation, so this is what happens. A long career, we’re all presented [with] these types of obstacles, and I’ve just gotta get used to ‘em. So, yeah, this is just another rock in my shoe on towards the top of the mountain”.

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