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Deontay Wilder’s first-round KO of Robert Helenius looks even better in the slow-motion footage which has since emerged.

The Bronze Bomber is known for his devastating power and returned with a bang in New York on Saturday night in his first fight since losing his trilogy with Tyson Fury last October.

Wilder is back with a bang

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Wilder is back with a bang

He KOd Helenius in brutal fashion

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He KOd Helenius in brutal fashion

Wilder’s former sparring partner Helenius was selected as the opponent and turned out to be the ideal foil as the American made a statement return to the heavyweight division.

The Finnish fighter was flat on his back inside the opening round after being hammered by a hard, short right hand.

Some questioned the KO as Wilder landed the shot in a flash.

However, the slow-motion footage proved it did of course land clean on Helenius’ head.

Wilder’s legendary power showed once again as he moved to 43-2-1 (43 KOs).

Wilder watched his KO back and said post-fight: “I was making him reach, I was trying to keep my distance.

“Robert has the heart of a champion. I know what he is capable of, I didn’t take him lightly at all.

“I saw he really wanted it. I knew that from Robert so I had to take my time.

“I wanted to be mobile, hostile and agile tonight.

“I set him up, I allowed him to reach and then when you reach, I attack.”

Wilder was clearly relieved to have won

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Wilder was clearly relieved to have won

Asked who he wants next, Wilder replied: “I’m down for whatever. Whether it’s Andy Ruiz or Oleksandr Usyk.

“Deontay Wilder is back, the excitement in the heavyweight division is back.

“There’s no heavyweight division without Deontay Wilder, that’s facts.”



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