Date: 29th October 2017 at 10:59am
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The chief support bout on the under-card, in Cardiff, saw Dilian Whyte take on Robert Helenius for the vacant WBC silver heavyweight crown.

With Whyte?s camp looking to lure the WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, into the ring with a substantial purse on offer, this was a fight that Whyte was looking to impress in.

Unfortunately, that wasn?t the case with the tall Finnish fighter looking, mainly, just to survive the twelve rounds in the process making Whyte look cumbersome and lethargic.

At the sound of the final bell the decision went, correctly, to Whyte with the scorecards being announced as:

? 119 ? 109
? 118 ? 110
? 119 ? 109

all in favour of Whyte.

Although Helenius has a height and reach advantage over Whyte, the Finnish fighter only troubled Whyte once when, in the second round, a heavy blow appeared to trouble the Brixton man.

Whyte?s man weapon were his big body-shots which saw Helenius tire badly and seek to keep Whyte at bay with his long jab.

But Helenius, in the latter rounds, threw less and less punches making the fight a little drab.

Quite what Deontay Wilder made of it, if he was watching, we?d like to know.