Glove row put Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius in late doubt

“This is f***ing ridiculous,” Helenius said, while also making a request to use the same gloves as Joshua.

Helenius could wear Joshua’s spare pair of gloves, but the heavyweight was then upset and claimed a disparity in the thickness of the two pairs.

“That’s f***ing bulls***, disgusting bulls***,” he added. “Put the same gloves on my hands, f***ing bulls***. I need exactly the same gloves.

“They are not the same gloves. Everybody knows here what the f*** is going on.”

Helenius’ team then escalated the debate with Matchroom promoter and Joshua representative Frank Smith.


The situation with Eddie Hearn’s right-hand man was later resolved and hands were shaken, with a promise to provide Helenius the exact same gloves as Joshua.

This second pair was reportedly provided at another meeting on the day of the fight, although a second video from Saturday is yet to emerge.

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