Anthony Joshua, a former unified heavyweight campion, is attempting to regain his world title.
Joshua's original opponent, Dillian Whyte, failed a VADA pre-fight drug test, leading to a replacement fight against Robert Helenius.
1. Helenius is stepping in on short notice after his recent victory over Mika Mielonen.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, expressed disappointment about the change in opponents but highlighted the importance of thorough drug testing.
Helenius suffered a first-round knockout loss to Deontay Wilder in October 2022, which halted his momentum after defeating Adam Kownacki.
Joshua is aiming to rebuild after losing his titles to Oleksandr Usyk and seeks to regain prominence in the heavyweight division.
Joshua won his first post-Usyk fight against Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision, though it received criticism for its lack of excitement.
Joshua emphasizes the significance of continuing to fight regardless of wins or losses, and he is eager to face Wilder and Fury again.
Helenius is stepping in on less than one week's notice after Dillian Whyte failed a VADA pre-fight drug test.
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