Helenius & Chisora Ready To Renew Rivalry
Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18
KOs) came face-to-face for the first time since their
controversial December 2011 showdown today at the Hotel Kamp
in Helsinki, Finland as they prepare to renew their rivalry
on May 27.
Helenius was awarded a split decision victory in their first
bout, despite many people believing the British boxer did
enough to win. Chisora now has the chance to settle the
score when they return to the Hartwall Arena to contest the
WBC Silver World Heavyweight title in a hotly anticipated
Chisora is coming off the back of another contentious
decision in a ‘fight of the year’ contender versus
countryman Dillian Whyte, while Helenius has scored
back-to-back knockout victories against Konstantin Airich
and Gonzalo Omar Basile.
‘’I don’t think Robert took me seriously last time,’’ said
Chisora. ‘’But this time he will need to train harder than
ever. I’m going to take him to places he has never been
before, and I’m going to stop him. I’m not playing around.
This guy is in trouble. When I come back to Helsinki, I’m
going to be in war mode.’’
‘’I’m looking forward to this fight,’’ said Helenius.
‘’Dereck is a tough fighter and I think we will put on a
great show for the fans. My hand was raised after our first
fight and I can’t see any other outcome this time. This is a
big opportunity for me. A victory will bring me closer to a
World title fight, and that is my goal.’’
‘’This is going to be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in
recent history,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’It’s a
fight that’s been six years in the making, and we’re
delighted to be back in Helsinki and back at the Hartwall