Saturday, 28 October 2017

Whyte outscores Helenius, picks up WBC silver belt.

Former British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte 21-1 (16 Ko's) picked up the vacant WBC Silver title by outpointing Robert Helenius 25-1 (16 Ko's) at the Principality in Cardiff tonight.. Helenius, a former two time European champion started fast, shaking Whyte up in the opener, yet fizzled out as the fight wore on.. Whyte maintained a steady pace throughout and looked extremely competent at times, yet lacked the ability to step up a gear on a occasion when it was important to make a statement.. Helenius fought to survive for the final 6 sessions and waved his right hand around as if it was injured.. Whyte never looked like closing the show but appeared content to leave the ring with the W.. Helenius is a lifetime away from his days as Sauerlands red hot prospect, only toughness and ring savvy saw him through tonight.. Whyte has been noted as a possible opponent for WBC Champion Wilder next, although common sense from this bout tells me that he needs more work..

Scores were.... 119-109.. 119-109.. 118-110