Two-time former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) knocked out late sub Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (32-5, 21 KOs) in round seven on Saturday night at The O2 Arena in London. Tactical fight early on. AJ landed a few right hands. Helenius mainly worked the jab to the head and body. Joshua upped the pressure in round five. Helenius looked tired in round six, but AJ didn’t let his hands go.
AJ finally laid out Helenius with a huge right hand in round seven. Time was 1:27.
Helenius replaced Dillian Whyte on five days’ notice after Whyte tested positive for a banned substance.
Next up for Joshua could be Deontay Wilder.