ROBER HELENIUS will fight former two-time unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.
‘The Nordic Nightmare’ stepped in last minute after AJ’s original opponent Dillian Whyte was forced to pull out.
Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius: How to watch, UK start time, live stream details
The bout was cancelled after ‘The Body Snatcher’ returned an ‘adverse finding’ from his VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) testing.
And to support him all the way from ringside will be his wife, Sandra.
Who is Robert Helenius’ wife?
Robert Helenius is married to his wife, Sandra Helenius.
Sandra is reportedly from Finland and she had been with ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ for 17 years.
The couple largely keep their private lives out of the spotlight, but Sandra is often seen supporting her husband at his boxing matches.
They have three children together, aged 15, 13 and ten – who the boxer exclusively revealed to SunSport he had to face the wrath of after cancelling their family holiday for the AJ bout.
Helenius told SunSport: “They’ve been in this game a long time, the kids have been in this game since they were born.
“They don’t know anything else. Of course they were sad, they wanted their holiday now! But life happens.”
Who is Robert Helenius?
Robert Helenius is a Finnish professional boxer.
Helenius’ father began training him in boxing when he was just five years old.
He went on to win bronze at the 2000 European under-17 championships and the 2001 European Championships.
The sportsman finished second at the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships and then turned professional in 2008.
Helenius won the European Championship title in 2011, an accolade he would win for a second time in 2016.
Other notable wins for Helenius include the IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight belt, which he won in 2018, and the WBA Gold heavyweight title, which he claimed in 2020.
When is Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius?
- Joshua’s clash with Helenius will take place on Saturday, August 12.
- The fight will be held at the O2 Arena in London.
- The main card is set to start at 7pm BST.
- Ring-walks for the main event will likely get underway from around 10.30pm BST.