Deontay Wilder looks powerful on the pads ahead of his comeback fight against Robert Helenius as the former heavyweight champion claims he wants to fight THREE TIMES PER YEAR until the age of 40
- Deontay Wilder is gearing up for his long-awaited ring return on October 15
- The American has been out of action since his loss against Tyson Fury last year
- But he is set to return to the heavyweight scene in a clash with Robert Helenius
- Wilder is looking as sharp as ever in training alongside coach Malik Scott
Deontay Wilder looks as sharp and menacing as ever in training ahead of his long-awaited return to the ring against Robert Helenius later this year.
Wilder, 36, has been out of action since his enthralling defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury last October, which saw him climb off the canvas to put the Gypsy King down twice in a truly epic encounter.
Just as he seemed on the verge of reclaiming the WBC heavyweight title, however, Fury turned the tables and eventually floored him to the point of no return in round 11.
It proved one of the greatest heavyweight contests in modern history, yet after suffering back-to-back stoppage losses Wilder was left to reevaluate his future in the sport.
Deontay Wilder looks as sharp and menacing as ever in training ahead of his return to the ring
In the end the Bronze Bomber chose to fight on and plot a route back to the top of the division, which gets underway when he returns against Helenius on October 15.
Ahead of his comeback, Wilder has been working away in the gym alongside trainer Malik Scott, who has shared footage of his fighter hitting the pads.
It’s clear to see he hasn’t lost one bit of his frightening power, which brought 41 knockouts in 43 bouts before his pair of defeats against Fury.
Wilder will hope to claim his 42nd KO when he meets Helenius, who heads into the bout on the back of consecutive victories over Poland’s Adam Kownacki.
Wilder has been out of action since his enthralling defeat against Tyson Fury last October
But the Bronze Bomber is finally due to return against Robert Helenius on October 15
Wilder appears to be firing on all cylinders in training ahead of his comeback later this year
A victory would propel him closer to the heavyweight summit once more and tee up potential showdowns with the likes of Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr and Dillian Whyte.
The American has no plans to retire anytime soon, claiming he instead wants to fight three times per year until finally hanging up his gloves at the age of 40.
‘I only have until I’m 40, then I’m done,’ Wilder said at a recent open workout event.
‘I still want to continue my three fights a year, I’m young, I still feel great, when you have your happiness and your peace you’re only building from there; it’s never a downfall.
‘You’re only just building from there and to have so much love around you and stuff like that is refreshing. Even when people think you’re down, sad and out for whatever reason they have in their head I tell people “I don’t live for them, I live for myself”.’
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