Deontay Wilder trains in the gym as he prepares for boxing comeback against Robert Helenius after Tyson Fury defeat

DEONTAY WILDER has been following a grueling training regime ahead of his return fight against Robert Helenius.

The American faces his former sparring partner on October 15 in what will be his first bout since losing to Tyson Fury last year.


Deontay Wilder training for his boxing returnCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The American faces Robert Helenius on October 15


The American faces Robert Helenius on October 15Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Wilder, 36, held an open workout in Las Vegas with his coach Malik Scott and revealed just how intense his comeback camp has been.

He said: “We’ve been doing 30 or 40 rounds nonstop. Only time I get water is during the break.

“I’ve just been doing things like that to challenge myself, doing things that have never been done before, or that you don’t really do in boxing.

“I wanted to see how my body adjusts to the long length of time without a break.

“When you can go a long time without taking a break, you’re in shape.”

Wilder’s career was left in doubt following a brutal 11th-round knockout to Fury, 34, last October.

But after a state of himself was put up in his home of Alabama, it inspired the ex-WBC champion to carry on fighting.

And now Wilder feels rejuvenated as he gets set to begin his road back to the heavyweight throne.


He said: “It feels good. Even in my first reign, a lot of it was my way. But this right here is totally 100 percent Deontay Wilder’s way.

“I’m in a different position right now. And it just feels great to be in the position I’m in with no pressure.

“I don’t need the business anymore. When I do it, I do it for my own personal reasons.

“I’m doing it for the people and I’m doing it for some hardware, some titles.”

Coach Scott added to Fair Betting Sites: “Controlled Violence is what Deontay even wants. It’s easier said than done.

“Implement surgery, implement humility, implement discipline. I keep saying sticking to a game plan.

“If Deontay Wilder does all of those things even a high level fighter like Helenius in my opinion, especially your first fight back coming off two defeats, he can make this an extremely easy night for himself, it’s an extremely easy night.”

Deontay Wilder pictured training in Las Vegas


Deontay Wilder pictured training in Las VegasCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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