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Dereck Chisora to be offered Robert Helenius rematch

Derek Chisora Robert HeleniusBy Mark Havey: In 2011 Dereck Chisora faced off against Robert Helenius in a bid to win the European heavyweight title. Chisora managed to recover well after being rocked in the first round. Many felt Chisora proved himself, few doubted he won. Much to the dismay of Frank Warren, the judges handed the win to Helenius.

Promoter Kalle Sauerland told, “I think we will definitely get that fight down the line. The question is when? Robert has just had a year out. A lot of people said he was build up to be big and then after the fight they said he wasn’t all that. But I mustn’t forget he had Chisora, by Del Boy’s own admission, in the first round but he held onto him and got through that round.”

The first fight was good to watch so I can’t see anyone complaining about a rematch. Chisora certainly deserves it. Yes it could have all been over in one round, and yes he did hold on in order to survive. But he won most of the other rounds. Helenius can’t win a 12 round fight based on one good round. I suspect that he underestimated Chisora the first time around. So the second fight should be even better. I think both would want a stoppage. A date wasn’t given but let’s hope the fight happened sooner rather than later.

Presently Dereck Chisora is attempting to gain back his professional license. If he is successful, there are plenty of good fights out there for him. David Price would surely want that fight. Tyson Fury may consider a rematch as Chisora was unfit in their fight. He will always be able to get fights. fans will always tune in to watch his all action battles. He has never been reluctant to engage and fans love that.

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