Hearn: Helenius win would put Whyte in prime position for Wilder

The big Finn Helenius will face Whyte on the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev undercard

The big Finn Helenius will face Whyte on the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev undercard

Dillian Whyte & Helenius will be competing for the vacant WBC silver heavyweight title, with the victor potentially fighting WBC world heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder down the line.

Whyte will take on the 6ft 5in Finnish-Swede on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff on October 28. Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, made several big offers to Wilder - who showed little interest in heading over to the United Kingdom for the contest.

Whyte, who also beat Chisora, stopped Malcolm Tann in three rounds to win his debut fight in the U.S. in August - his 16th knockout in 21 fights - and is keen to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder. To my understanding Dillian is not a runner and he will stand and fight.

However, a rematch with Bermane Stiverne will be Wilder's next fight, on November 4 at the Barclays Center in NY. And Whyte is ready to bang away with Helenius if needed.

Watch Dillian Whyte vs Robert Helenius on the Joshua vs Takam undercard, from the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. No-one can deny me a world title fight if I win this fight.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says victory over Helenius will put Whyte in "prime position" for a shot at WBC champion Deontay Wilder and the Brixton man recognises the importance of his next fight. No-one can say I'm not ready or I haven't fought anyone. I'm ranked highly across the board and I'm fighting a legitimate contender. I've seen him, he's a good fighter, very well-rounded with a good jab and good boxing ability. You can see he's got a very good amateur career. "I hope he does stand and trade, because if he does I might trade with him, or use my boxing skills".

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