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Deontay Wilder Vs Robert Helenius Net Worth: International Boxing Player
Deontay Wilder Net Worth
It’s estimated that Deontay Wilder, an American heavyweight boxer, is worth $30 million. In 2015, Deontay became the first person in several years to hold the WBC heavyweight title. He ended the greatest championship drought in boxing history, which had lasted nine years without a champion from the United States. The first battle against Luis Ortiz earned Deontay $2 million, the first bout against Tyson Fury earned him $10 million, the fight against Dominic Breazeale earned him $10 million, the rematch against Ortiz earned him $20 million, and the rematch against Fury earned him $28 million. Deontay has made almost $70 million in his career, and that doesn’t count the rematch with Fury scheduled for February 2020. Deontay made $45 million between June 2019 and June 2020.
Early Life of Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder entered this world on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After finishing high school in 2004, he went on to attend Tuscaloosa Central. When he was in high school, he fantasized about signing with The University of Alabama to play football or basketball. Together with his then-girlfriend Helen Duncan, he welcomed a daughter in 2005. Because of the complications associated with Spina Bifida, their daughter was never able to complete her education at The University of Alabama. To be near his daughter, he enrolled at Shelton State Community College. Deontay had to give up his hopes of playing basketball and football at the collegiate level because of the decision. He experienced a brief bout of depression in which he considered suicide, as he would explain:
“You don’t stop to consider the consequences for your daughter, your children, and so on and so on… Selfishness is the natural outcome of such a frame of mind. You reflect on the emotional and physical suffering you’re experiencing at this precise second.”
After overcoming his low mood, he decided to devote himself to boxing rather than return to his previous sports of choice, basketball, and football. Amazingly, it wasn’t until he was 20 years old that he started boxing training. In the subsequent two years, he became a boxing superstar, dominating the sport and winning both the National Golden Gloves and the US Championships. He then proceeded to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he won bronze. Wilder had a record of about 30–5 as an amateur.
Professional Career of Deontay Wilder
In November 2008, at the age of 23, Deontay decided to enter the professional boxing arena. His first fight resulted in a technical knockout victory. The following year, he engaged in a total of nine fights, winning every one of them via knockout. He went undefeated in his first 25 fights between 2009 and 2012. Each of those fights ended in a fourth-round victory.
On December 15, 2012, he fought Kelvin Price, a professional boxer with a 13-and-0 record, in his first major bout. Deontay delivered a knockout blow to Kelvin. From 2013 until late 2018, Deontay maintained his unbeaten record with victories over several famous opponents. Deontay knocked out Bermane Stiverne in the first round on November 4, 2017. He successfully defended his championship against Luis Ortiz on March 3, 2018, winning in the tenth round. For this bout, he received a $2 million guarantee, the most in his career.
Robert Helenius Net Worth
Robert Helenius is a highly successful and well-known boxer, and he is also one of the wealthiest. Our research indicates that Robert Helenius has a net worth of $1.5 million, consistent with the estimates provided by Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider. In 2000, at the age of 17, he competed in the European Championships and won the bronze medal. Helenius was defeated by eventual gold medalist Janne Katajisto in the opening round of the 2001 Finnish Amateur Boxing Championships. Katajisto won the title the following year, besting Helenius. Helenius defeated David Price on points at the 2005 Mianyang tournament, although he ultimately fell to Rustam Saidov.
Biography of Robert Helenius
Robert Gabriel Helenius, a professional boxer of Swedish and Finnish descent, was born on January 2, 1984. He has won many heavyweight titles at the regional level, including the European title twice (first in 2011 and again in 2016). In 2006, while still an amateur, he won silver in the European Championships. He has defeated heavyweight champions in the past, including Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter, and Siarhei Liakhovich.
Career Life of Robert Helenius
In 2008, Helenius made the transition to professional wrestling for Wilfried Sauerland of Germany. After stopping Taras Bidenko in the third round of their 2009 fight, Helenius went on to knock out former British heavyweight champion Scott Gammer. When Helenius faced off against former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster in January 2010, it was the pinnacle of his professional career. Many observers were skeptical of the timing of the Brewster bout for the big Finn, but Helenius showed his tenacity and hitting power by grinding down Brewster and scoring a nasty TKO in the eighth round. Despite suffering a broken bone near his right hand’s knuckles, Helenius went on to win his fight against Gbenga Oloukun on March 26, 2010, in Helsinki.
Helenius defeated previously undefeated Grégory Tony in August of 2010 to claim the vacant EU heavyweight title. On November 27, 2010, Helenius successfully defended his championship for the first time by knocking out Attila Levin through technical knockout in round two. He also captured the vacant WBO Inter-Continental belt in the same fight.
Helenius, fresh off his impressive victory against Lamon Brewster, agreed to face another former world heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter. Peter had just come off a devastating knockout loss to Wladimir Klitschko in the 10th round of their highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight title. On April 2, 2011, the fight went down. Right from the get-go, Peter was all business, working behind a steady barrage of body and head strikes. Helenius, though, weathered the storm and by the middle rounds was connecting with his hallmark right hand.
It was close on the scorecards going into the ninth round, but Helenius scored a knockout that put Peter out for more than ten seconds. On August 27, 2011, in Munich, Germany, Helenius defended his WBO and WBA Inter-Continental belts against Sergei Liakhovich via a technical knockout in round 9. Helenius maintained his status as one of the best heavyweights in the world with his third knockout win over a former heavyweight champion.
In a twelve-round split decision match held on December 3, 2011, in Helsinki, Finland, Helenius defeated Derek Chisora to claim the vacant European Championship title. Most commentators and spectators believed Chisora had done enough to win, therefore the verdict was hotly contested. Helenius told the Finnish press that he hurt his right arm in the first round and couldn’t play at full strength because of it.
There was a fracture discovered, but it wasn’t too serious. Freddie Roach, commentating on the bout, called the outcome “absolutely dreadful,” adding, “Helenius was meant to be the next big thing and the man to challenge the Klitschkos, but Derek exposed him, and I’m being charitable in giving him four winning rounds in the fight.”
The Ring saw the result as “a gift,” demoting Helenius from fifth to sixth among challengers. His slugger fighting style, on the other hand, has been called lethargic yet powerful; he appears to be doing little, but he consistently knocks out his opponents.
Robert Helenius Personal Life
Helenius spent his first two years of life in Sweden, where he was born and raised. He is a dual citizen of Finland and Sweden, and after a disagreement with the Finnish boxing association, he has competed for Sweden in a few contests. Helenius is a native Finn who speaks Swedish.
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