Helenius vs. Chisora Rematch Set For May 27
Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18
KOs) are set for a huge heavyweight rematch on May 27 at the
Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
There is a lot of the line for both men, in what promises to
be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in recent history, with
both the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title and a shot at
the current WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder up for grabs.
Helenius holds a controversial split decision win over
Chisora from their all action showdown in December 2011,
which many believed the British boxer did enough to win.
However, the Finnish fighter says this time the decision
will be left in no doubt.
‘’Chisora is a good fighter and I’m expecting a tough fight,
but I’m very confident I will win,’’ said the 33 year-old.
‘’Before our first match, I injured my right shoulder and
had to fight for twelve-rounds with just one arm. If I was
able to beat him with one arm, I don’t see any problems
beating him when I have two.
‘’I am in great shape now, and I feel stronger than ever.
It’s been a long road back since my shoulder operation, and
I’ve been waiting a long time for an opportunity like this.
I believe I am ready, and after I beat Chisora, I will be in
a good position to challenge for the World title.’’
‘’I’m looking forward to going back to Helsinki and putting
on another great show for the fans,’’ said Chisora. ‘’It’s a
beautiful city with a lot of beautiful people. We had a lot
of fun last time, and everyone knows who really won that
fight. He can make all the excuses he wants, but that won’t
help him on May 27.
‘’I feel like this is my time, I’m in my prime, and I can’t
wait. I might be relaxed now, but when I leave London, I’m
going to war. When I get on that flight I become a different
person. Mr. Nice Guy is gone. It brings the vicious side out
in me, and he’d better be ready!’’
‘’We’re delighted to be bringing this huge heavyweight
attraction to Helsinki,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland.
‘’The first fight between Robert and Dereck was something
special, and this promises to be even better. They’ve got
unfinished business, and on May 27, they’ve finally got the
chance to settle the score.’’