Helenius obliterates Csomor in 1st round TKO
By Scott Gilfoid: Sporting a Mohawk hairstyle, 6’6 ½” heavyweight Robert Helenius (20-0, 12 KOs) won his comeback bout in stopping the much shorter 5’11” Hungarian Andras Csomor (11-5-1, 9 KOs) in the 1st round of a scheduled 6 round bout at the Tondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
The fight was halted after Helenius knocked Csomor down with a right hand, and then pummeled him with shots after he got back to his feet. Csomor was helpless against the ropes while Helenius unloading on him with everything but the kitchen sink. The official time of the stoppage was 1:02 of the 1st round.
Before the stoppage, Helenius staggered Csomor with a left hand to the head, and then dropped him with a swatting right hand that sent Csomor falling backwards into the bottom rope. Csomor’s left glove touched the canvas, and of course the bottom rope saved him from hitting the canvas. Helenius then staggered Csomor with a three punch combination to the head at 2:09 of the round, causing him to back up against the ropes while covering his head in a fetal position.
Helenius then nailed Csomor with a right to the body followed by a looping right to the back of the head and then finally another right to the body. The referee then stopped the fight at this point, because Csomor wasn’t even trying to fight back. He was just covering up and looking defenseless.
For the 31-year-old Helenius this was his first fight in two years since beating Michael Sprott in March of 2013.
I think Helenius will have major problems if he were in the ring with a fast heavyweight with major power like Deontay Wilder or Wladimir Klitschko. Helenius is too slow, and easy to hit for him to do well against those heavyweights in my view. I think he’ll do well if he targets WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev. However, Chagaev likely will have lost his WBA title by the time that Helenius gets ranked high enough to get a world title shot.
Helenius is going to need to avoid taking any more breaks from boxing, because the sport is moving too quickly, and he’s going to miss out big time with all the time he’s taking off from the sport. As it is, I can’t see where Helenius can fit in the division right now. I don’t see him matching up against Wladimir and Deontay, as I said.
I also think Helenius would lost to Tyson Fury, Alexander Povetkin, Bryant Jennings, Bermane Stiverne, Chris Arreola, Kubrat Pulev, Andy Ruiz, Mike Perez, Lucas Browne, Czar Glazkov, Carlos Takam, Tony Thompson, Derek Chisora, David Price and Anthony Joshua. That puts Helenius around #18 in the heavyweight division. That’s pretty far back, and I just see him being able to get past all those guys. It’s too bad Helenius took two years off from boxing, because he would have had a chance to make something happen with his career in 2013 if he’d continued to fight on a regular basis. Helenius lost a year of his career between his fight against Chisora in 2011 and his fight against Sherman Williams. Helenius suffered an injury in the Chisora fight that kept him out of action for a long time.