One of the most popular heavyweights in history, Deontay Wilder, returns to the boxing ring for the first time in a year. Wilder will take on Robert Helenius in a WBC world heavyweight title eliminator on Saturday, 15 Oct., inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The heavyweight bout is expected to attract massive fans due to the return of “The Bronze Bomber”. Hence, both fighters will earn a whopping salary for the fight. Surprise Sports looks into the Wilder vs Helenius purse payouts and salaries.
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Dontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) became the WBC world heavyweight champion in 2015, defeating Bermane Stiverne. He defended the title 10 times, including a draw against Tyson Fury.
In a rematch in February 2020, Wilder suffered a TKO defeat to Fury. After suffering his second consecutive defeat against Tyson Fury via stoppage in October last year, Wilder seriously considered retirement.
However, Wilder returns for the first time in a year to get closer to the title.
Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) has established himself as one of the world’s best heavyweights with his consecutive knockout wins over the previously unbeaten Kownacki.
The “Nordic Nightmare” beat Adam Kownacki in March 2020. He beat him in a rematch via stoppage in the Fury-Wilder 3 undercard in October 2021.
Wilder vs Helenius Salaries
The purse for the heavyweight bout between Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius has remained undisclosed. However, we can look back on their past salaries to get an idea about how much the fighters will earn.
As we just mentioned, the exact figures are not known yet. However, here are the approximations based on our research.
|Boxer||Base Salary||PPV Bonus||TOTAL|
|Deontay Wilder||$10 Million||$12 Million||$22 Million|
|Robert Helenius||$1 Million||$8 Million||$9 Million|
How much will Deontay Wilder earn against Helenius?
In the first fight of the Trilogy against Tyson Fury, Wilder took home a $10 million base salary. In Wilder’s last bout in October last year against Fury, he made $20 million despite losing.
Deontay Wilder is one of the highest-paid boxers of this generation. His return after a year is expected to bring the PPV flooding in, which will benefit both boxers. The American heavyweight boxer’s net worth is $30m.
How much will Robert Helenius earn against Wilder?
The Finnish boxer Robert Helenius will receive the highest salary for his fight against Wilder on 15 Oct. 2022.
Helenius earned $30,000 when he beat the undisputed Adam Kownacki in 2020. He stopped Kownacki once again in a rematch in October last year and earned $75,000.
Robert Helenius has a career record of 31-3-0 and a net worth of $5m.
Wilder vs Helenius Date, Time, Ring Walks, Venue
- Date: Saturday, 15 Oct. 2022
- Time: 9:00 pm ET | 2:00 am BST
- Main Event: Midnight ET | 5:00 am BST (Approx.)
- Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, 15 Oct., inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The main cards will go underway at 9:00 pm ET.
The ring walks for the main event between Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius will start around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercards go.
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- USA: Fox Sports PPV ($74.99)
- UK: FITE.TV ($14.99)
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