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Dillian Whyte hopes victory over Robert Helenius this weekend will get him a step closer to becoming Deontay Wilder’s mandatory challenger for a shot at the WBC Heavyweight title.

The Brixton man enters the squared circle with ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ this Saturday evening for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Whyte remains intent on securing a showdown with the “Bronze Bomber” and, while that remains his immediate goal, further down the line the 29 year old is eyeing up in what would be a gigantic rematch with unified world champion Anthony Joshua, which promises to be a huge domestic blockbuster.

However, Helenius has vowed to destroy the “Bodysnatcher’s” heavyweight world title aspirations, but the South Londoner is confident he will overcome the Swedish born Finn and defeat the former European champion.

Speaking on affairs Whyte has been quoted as saying “I’m very close to a world title shot, We’ve been unlucky securing those fights but now we’re here with Helenius”.

“I’ve chased Wilder, but he is a disgrace. I want to get into a position to fight for his belt because he is not going to do it voluntarily.

“They will say ‘AJ’ is number one. He has multiple belts and he’s the only one who is fighting the names. Wilder is a chump, he’s not fought a mandatory in two years and Joseph Parker is defending his title on YouTube so that shows his level. That says it all.

“Joshua is the man at the minute. I want the rematch with him. I’d like to fight Wilder or maybe Parker first, they are the two weakest world champions.

“I’d beat one of those which would then set up a massive rematch with Joshua over here at Wembley or Cardiff or even another country – I’d even fight him in Nigeria!”

Whyte first has to deal with 6ft7 giant Helenius, who only has one defeat on his record coming against Johann Duhaupas in early 2016, but the Brit has vowed to do whatever it takes to come out on top and pick up the victory come Saturday night.

Whyte went onto say “With all of the world champions out there being tall we’ve been chasing tall opponents,”

“I don’t think Helenius likes the heat which will play against him because I’m coming to cook something on Saturday.

“He was supposed to be the next Wladimir Klitschko, they were really pushing him at one stage. He’s had a couple of slip-ups along the way but he’s very experienced compared to me.

“I’ve got a saying though: ‘It’s better getting an ugly win than a pretty loss’, so I’ll do whatever I have to do when I get out there.”

Watch Dillian Whyte vs Robert Helenius on the Joshua vs Takam undercard, from the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office.


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