Deontay Wilder brutal one punch knock out of Robert Helenius slow motion video goes viral: “I know what he is capable of, I didn’t take him lightly at all”

Deontay Wilder’s terrifying first-round KO of Robert Helenius in front of a loud crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center appears even better in the slow-motion video that has gone viral. 

A more relaxed and confident “Bronze Bomber” appeared on a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday night in his first fight since losing his trilogy with Tyson Fury last October.

The rejuvenated Wilder (43-2-1, 43KOs) looked a lot like the vintage version when he hammered top-ranked Robert Helenius, dropping him with a single right hand at 2:57 of the first round in their WBC world heavyweight title eliminator.

However, following the fight,  supporting video footage has been circulating on social media suggesting the real-time impact of Wilder’s knockout punch.

Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius: The Viral Slow Motion Video

People frequently attempt to defame sports and professional sportsmen, and a similar rumor concerning Wilder and Helenius is circulating on social media, claiming that Helenius faked Wilder’s knockout blow and that the hit lacked force. The clip, shot from ringside, captures both the impact sound and the speed with which the punch is delivered.

As the knockout blow lands, there is a clear crunch, putting any suspicions of a “fix” to rest. The camera angle also displays the speed with which the punch was thrown.

Wilder has always been a tough opponent in the heavyweight division thanks to his strength, and he has a knack for knocking out opponents. He destroyed the Nordic Nightmare in a brutal and horrifying way.

Wilder watched his KO back and said post-fight: “I was making him reach, I was trying to keep my distance.

“Robert has the heart of a champion. I know what he is capable of, I didn’t take him lightly at all. I saw he really wanted it. I knew that from Robert so I had to take my time. I wanted to be mobile, hostile, and agile tonight. I set him up, I allowed him to reach, and then when you reach, I attack.”

Fans appear to be stunned by Wilder’s power after observing the incredible slow-motion video. 


After the post-game press conference, Wilder broke down in tears at what had happened to his sparring partner Helenius.


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