Helenius bout next for Whyte

15 October 2017 09:24:17 EST

Dillian Whyte will attempt to win the WBC silver heavyweight when he goes up against Finland's Robert Helenius in Cardiff on 28th October.

The 29-year-old, whose only defeat in 22 fights came against Anthony Joshua, will fight on the undercard of his fellow Briton's heavyweight world title bout against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at Principality Stadium.

I think we have made it very clear we want to make Dillian v Wilder and this WBC silver title will put us in prime position.

Eddie Hearn

Whyte's ultimate aim is to go head-to-head with WBC champion Deontay Wilder and a victory in this fight will help him take a step in that direction.

However, promoter Eddie Hearn is expecting a difficult examination from the 33-year-old two-time European champion, 'The Nordic Nightmare', whose only defeat in 26 fights came via a knockout blow from Frenchman Johann Duhaupas last year.

"I think we have made it very clear we want to make Dillian v Wilder and this WBC silver title will put us in prime position," promoter Eddie Hearn said.

"Helenius is a giant of a man with plenty of experience and this is a tough test for Dillian. It's going to be explosive."

Meanwhile, Joshua is 6/1 to defeat his next opponent Pulev with a third-round stoppage in their bout, while Pulev is priced at 10/1 to win in Cardiff.

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