Former boxing heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder meets Robert Helenius this Saturday night.

The two square off in the FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Along with Wilder vs. Helenius, the card features Caleb Plan and Anthony Dirrell meeting in a title-eliminator for the WBC super middleweight belt.

Earlier this week, the fighters came together for a press conference to discuss the action.

Deontay Wilder

“You can always expect nothing but the best from me. And I don’t get paid for overtime. I’ve been known for the knockouts and I’m going to end my career continuing to get those knockouts,” Wilder said. “Every fight makes you a better fighter. You always have to go back and change certain things. Me and Tyson Fury had three memorable fights, especially for the fans, and I’m looking to keep delivering that moving forward.”

Robert Helenius

“I’m really happy to have this opportunity. I’ve been training in this sport for 25 years and I’ve had my ups and downs and now everything is connecting and I feel great,” Helenius said. “I don’t like to think that he’s lost anything since the three fights with Tyson Fury. He’s had a year since that last fight. Of course people can change after a long time, but I’m prepared to go 12 rounds with the best Deontay Wilder.”

Caleb Plant

“I’m feeling good. The energy is great, weight is good and everything is on point. We had a great training camp. Everything has been smooth and couldn’t have been better,” Plant said. “It’s going to be a show. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in the ring, but we never stopped working. We cleaned up some stuff from our last fight and kept what we had a lot of success with.”

Anthony Dirrell

“I’ve proved myself many times. So I don’t need to prove myself to anybody. I showed what I needed to. I’ve come back from everything that I’ve ever had to come back from,” Dirrell said. “Everybody has their pros and cons. I’ll have to see what Caleb has when we get in there. This is going to be nothing new. A fight is a fight and every fight is different. You have to approach every fight differently than the last one.”

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