Dillian Whyte vs Robert Helenius
Twice past Anthony Joshua opponent, Dllian Whyte, takes on former European champion, Finland's Robert Helenius, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Whyte and Helenius both look out of shape, slow, ponderous from the opening bell, with Whyte seeming to nick the first round by being just that little bit busier. Whyte has a terrible second session as he is caught repeatedly on the counter, hangs onto the ropes at the end of the round, having been hurt in the round, and seeming tired.
Whyte and Helenius both look fatuiged, early, but it seems Helenius has less in the tank as Whyte outworks a sluggish, lethargic Helenius through the majority of rounds 3-6.
The second half of the fight is lacklustre, as Helenius lands with rare accuracy, against a slow, defensively flawed Dillian Whyte, but this happens very rarely in every round, bar the closing 30 seconds of the fight, a round which he couldn't have swung back his way, and Whyte does enough to clearly win every round, not impressing, not really, but clearly landing more, the aggressor, Helenius not landing near enough for any of his occasional accurate punches to matter, and Whyte, therefore, winning everything, needing, on this occasion, not to be one of the faster, fitter, more highly skilled heavyweights in the division, but rather only needing to outdo an undertrained, undisciplined Robert Helenius in these departments, as he tediously plodds his way to a very wide unanimous decision win, but doesn't impress.