Helenius vs. Chisora 2 possible in the near future, says promoter
By Scott Gilfoid: Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for unbeaten 6’6” heavyweight Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s), is interested in matching Helenius back up with Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) at some point in the future, but just not yet.
Helenius beat Chisora by a 12 round split decision in December 2011 in a fight that many boxing fans felt that Chisora should have won. Helenius tore up his right shoulder in that fight in the 2nd round after badly hurting Chisora in the 1st round with a big right hand that had him holding on.
Helenius has since had shoulder surgery and he finally came back to the ring after a yearlong layoff to defeat Sherman Williams by an unimpressive 10 round decision last November.
Sauerland said to sportinglife.com “I think Dereck just needs some fights…I think we will definitely get that fight down the line. The question is when? Helenius just had a year out…I would love to see that fight again.”
Chisora has lost his last two fights since then to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and David Haye. You’ve got to figure that if Chisora keeps losing like this he’ll be about as much value to Helenius as journeyman Sherman Williams was.
Chisora’s promoter has got to back him off from facing quality opposition because he’s floundering right now and not showing the skills/talent to compete with the better fighters.
Helenius looked pretty terrible against Williams, and I think the last thing Sauerland should be thinking about is putting Helenius back in with Chisora. Helenius needs to somehow try and regain his lost strength in his right hand because his power was missing in his fight with Williams.
I think the shoulder surgery did a number on Helenius’ ability to punch hard with his right hand, and without his right hand, Helenius is just a tall, skinny fighter with a slight pot belly and limp jab. He’s got nothing else going for him other than his right hand and he’s not going to go far without it.
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