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Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Odds, Predictions & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Aug 11, 2023 · 9:15 AM PDT

Robert Helenius in the boxing ring
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Adam Kownacki (white/red trunks) and Robert Helenius (white/black trunks) during their heavyweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius goes Saturday, August 12th at 2 PM EST
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  • Check out the Joshua vs Helenius odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius goes down at the O2 Arena in London, and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is favored over the latter in the Joshua vs Helenius betting odds, priced at -1600.

Let’s analyze the Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Odds

Fighter Odds
Anthony Joshua -1600
Robert Helenius +850

Joshua is a favorite in the boxing odds at -1600 meaning the boxer has a 94% implied win probability.

This contest was supposed to feature Dillian Whyte until a failed drug test provided a vacant spot for Helenius to occupy.

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Anthony Joshua’s Betting Outlook vs Helenius

Joshua is one of the biggest stars in the sport and one of the most accomplished heavyweight boxers there is.

The former two-time unified champion must now adapt to Helenius’ stylistic attributes on less than a week’s notice.

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There’s a certain mind game at play here as the last time AJ faced a replacement opponent, he lost in one of boxing’s big upsets of the modern era when AJ dropped his heavyweight hardware to Andy Ruiz.

Joshua feels like he has learned from his previous setbacks and is poised to earn back-to-back wins.

Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Recent Fights

Navarrete
VS
Valdez
Jermaine Franklin, win via UD Fight 1 Mika Mielonen, win via TKO
Oleksandr Usyk, loss via SD Fight 2 Deontay Wilder, loss via KO
Oleksandr Usyk, loss via UD Fight 3 Adam Kownacki, win via TKO
Kubrat Pulev, win via KO Fight 4 Adam Kownacki, win via TKO

 

This is an intriguing fight because some pundits and fans alike have seen some of Joshua’s recent performances as more reserved/ cerebral and wonder how the volume-heavy tactics of Helenius will match up with that over the distance.

Robert Helenius’ Betting Outlook vs Joshua

Helenius actually just fought last Saturday night but realized that this was an impossible opportunity to pass up. He accepted the fight against a generational heavyweight great less than 48 hours after that aforementioned bout for Helenius.

‘Nordic Nightmare’ rebounded from his first-round KO loss to Wilder by winning in Finland and could potentially garner consecutive wins within less than a week.

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Helenius knows his fight IQ needs to be pronounced and his composure needs to be on point but it’s hard to overlook the quality of Joshua’s resume compared to Helenius’.

Both men have also previously shared the ring together as sparring partners, which is an interesting facet of this intriguing fight.

Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Tale of the Tape

Joshua
VS
Helenius
25-3 Record 32-4
22 Knockouts 21
6’6 Height 6’6.5
82″ Reach 79″
Orthodox  Stance Orthodox

Joshua vs Helenius Prediction

This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds and I ultimately do not see the ringside judges playing a role in the outcome of this one.

I foresee value in seeking out prop bets on this fight not going the distance (-575) as well as Anthony Joshua winning via KO or TKO (-400).

Pick: Anthony Joshua (-1600)

 

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