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Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) beat Robert “Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) by Unanimous Decision winning the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title on Saturday night during the Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam Undercard at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
The judges’ scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 118-110. It was a clear but not easy win for the 29-year-old Whyte. Whyte has offered to fight WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder but the boxing skill level he showed does not look like it was enough to beat Wilder.
Although Whyte was the shorter fighter that did not stop him from fighting aggressively and throwing a lot of hooks. The problem is that most of Whytes hooks were thrown without aimlessly.
Furthermore, Whyte has not shown that his punches are powerful enough for a Knock Out legend such as Wilder. Whyte’s left hand hasn’t been the same since he suffered a left shoulder injury 2 years ago in his fight with Anthony Joshua. Therefore this could be a reason as to why Whyte was not throwing punches as powerful as he should for the Heavyweight division.
Helenius also threw some strong punches during the third round which connected with Whyte but Whyte demonstrated that he has a strong chin and carried on. Helenius suffered a shoulder injury when he fought Derek Chisora and since then he has never been as strong when throwing power punches.
From round Four onwards Helenius was exhausted and did not fight offensive. Whyte tried to leverage on this and fight offensive but he made too many mistakes by throwing combinations that wasted his energy and did not connect.