Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) looked in great shape as he met with the Finnish media today in Helsinki at an open training session ahead of his WBC Silver World Heavyweight title fight against Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena.
The 33 year-old from Porvoo holds a controversial points victory over his British rival from their all action showdown in December 2011, but having enhanced his training methods, which today included pounding a heavy bag with a picture of Chisora’s face attached, ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ believes, this time, the decision will be left in no doubt.
‘’My preparations have been excellent,’’ he said. ‘’We’ve invested heavily in endurance training, cardio activities and, of course, a lot of sparring. When I fought Duhaupas, I wasn’t focused enough, but we’ve learnt from our mistakes, and this time, we won’t leave any stone unturned. On May 27, you will see Robert 2.0 in the ring!
‘’I don’t think Chisora will have changed much over the year. I expect him to continue to come forward with his slugger style trying to land hooks. He can do that for twelve rounds, and that suits me fine, because he is going to run out of gas before I do. In the end, he will just have two options: my left hand or my right!’’
Tickets for the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title rematch between Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora, which also features top Finnish prospects Tomi Honka and Matti Koota, are available online via http://www.ticketmaster.fi or by calling (+358) 0600 10 800.
Saturday 27 May 2017
|Heavyweight||Robert Helenius||24 1 0||S||Dereck Chisora||26 7 0|
|vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title|
|Featherweight||Matti Koota||1 0 1||S||TBA|
|Cruiserweight||Tomi Honka||1 0 0||S||Marcus Alberts||4 1 0|
ANTHONY JOSHUA MBE IS SET TO DEFEND HIS IBF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST ERIC MOLINA AT THE MANCHESTER ARENA ON DECEMBER 10, LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE IN THE UK AND ON SHOWTIME IN THE US.
Joshua puts his crown on the line for the second time and fights his third American in a row having destroyed Charles Martin inside two rounds to rip the title from the St Louis man in April at The O2 in London and then stopping Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round at the same venue in June, extending his unbeaten run in the paid ranks to 17 wins, all inside the distance.
There’s a huge card in support of the main event as Dillian Whyte defends his British Heavyweight title against bitter London rival Dereck Chisora in an official eliminator for the WBC title. Whyte makes the second defence of his strap after seeing off fellow Brixton man Ian Lewison in Glasgow last month, while former World title challenger Chisora can get his hands on the Lord Lonsdale belt for the second time.
Scott Quigg returns to action after treatment on his broken jaw following his unification blockbuster with Carl Frampton, and the Bury star moves up to Featherweight as he looks to regain his status as a World champion.
Kal Yafai can become Birmingham’s first World champion but the unbeaten 27 year old faces a tough task to rip the WBA Super-Flyweight title against Luis Concepcion, the two-weight World champion that will enter the ring in his 11th World title outing.
Irish amateur sensation Katie Taylor boxes for the second time in the paid ranks after making her pro debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 26, Heavyweight wrecking ball ‘King Kong’ Luis Ortiz fights in Europe for the second time after clashing with Malik Scott in Monte-Carlo on November 12 and Hosea Burton will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni.
Tickets go on sale to Matchroom Boxing Fight Pass members at midday on Thursday November 3 from the Fight Pass members via this link: bit.ly/JoshuaMolina. Tickets are priced at £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300 and £500, with Inner Ringside VIP tickets priced at £800 – due to the high demand for the event, tickets are capped at FOUR per Fight Pass member.
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Friday November 4. Tickets priced £40 to £500 will be available from www.manchester-arena.com and on 0844 847 8000 VIP tickets are £800 and available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing www.matchroomboxing.com
Face value tickets for December 10 are also be available from www.stubhub.co.uk StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.
Saturday 10 December 2016
Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
|Heavyweight||Anthony Joshua||17 0 0||S||Eric Molina||25 3 0||12|
|IBF World heavyweight title|
|Super Flyweight||Luis Concepcion||35 4 0||S||Khalid Yafai||20 0 0||12|
|WBA World super flyweight title|
|Heavyweight||Dillian Whyte||19 1 0||S||Dereck Chisora||26 6 0||12|
|BBBofC British heavyweight title|
|Light Heavyweight||Hosea Burton||18 0 0||S||Frank Buglioni||18 2 1||12|
|BBBofC British light heavyweight title|
|Super Middleweight||Callum Smith||21 0 0||S||Luke Blackledge||22 2 2||12|
|BBBofC British super middleweight title|
|Featherweight||Scott Quigg||31 1 2||S||TBA||?|
|Super Welterweight||Marcus Morrison||13 0 0||S||TBA||?|
|Light Heavyweight||Callum Johnson||16 0 0||S||TBA||?|
|Heavyweight||Luis Ortiz||26 0 0||S||TBA|
Saturday 10 September 2016
|Welterweight||Mikaela Lauren||27 3 0||S||Klara Svensson||16 1 0|
|interim WBC World female welterweight title|
|Welterweight||Anthony Yigit||17 0 1||S||Armando Robles||31 4 2|
|Heavyweight||Otto Wallin||15 0 0||S||Osborne Machimana||21 8 2|
|Heavyweight||Dereck Chisora||25 6 0||S||Drazan Janjanin||13 7 0|
|Light Heavyweight||Naim Terbunja||9 1 0||S||Baptiste Castegnaro||8 8 0|
|Super Lightweight||Patricia Berghult||2 0 0||S||Kinga Magyar||0 1 0|
Controversial British boxer Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KOs) is coming to Stockholm! The heavyweight star will face Drazan Janjanin (13-7, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the Swedish grudge match between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson at the Hovet on September 10.
Despite a stellar career, which has seen him win British, Commonwealth and European titles and challenge Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight crown, the 32 year-old has become well known for his controversial antics outside of the ring.
Having kissed, slapped, bitten and spat at opponents, Chisora often cuts a threatening figure. Scenes from his infamous 2012 press conference brawl with David Haye were shown around the World, leading to a blockbuster clash with the former heavyweight champion.
He was once again on the offensive earlier this year, running rampage through a Hamburg hotel after being hit with a bottle during the weigh-in for his European title fight with Team Sauerland stable mate Kubrat Pulev.
Following this altercation, Chisora missed out on the European title, losing via split decision to Pulev, but having regrouped, the British boxer and his team will attempt to launch another title assault, starting with an eight-round contest against the big punching Bosnian Janjanin.
‘’This is the fight game,’’ he says. ‘’If you lose, you have to rebuild and come back. I lost a close fight to Pulev, but I’m still in a good position. I want a rematch, but let’s see if they give it to me. Either way, there are a lot big fights out there for me, and I’m ready to fight anyone.’’
Chisora says he is looking forward to fighting in Stockholm, having never visited the city before, and plans to watch the main event unfold as Laurén and Svensson battle for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title.
‘’I’m excited to be fighting to Sweden,’’ he says. ‘’This will be my first time in Stockholm, but I’ve heard it’s a great place. That is one of the good things about working with a big promoter like Team Sauerland; you get to fight all over Europe, and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to sign with them.
‘’They’ve also got my boy Anthony ‘Can You Dig It’ Yigit on the card. I look forward to watching his fight, and the main event. I love women’s boxing, and I think it’s a great thing to have two female fighters headlining a big show.’’
Chisora’s clash with Janjanin will provide heavyweight support for the Swedish super fight between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson. The Hovet will also play host to Anthony Yigit’s homecoming fight against Armando Robles, Otto Wallin’s heavyweight showdown with South African Champion Osborne Machimana, Naim Terbunja super middleweight contest with Baptiste Castegnaro and Daniel Hartvig’s welterweight clash with Krisztian Santa.
All the action will be available to watch live on Viaplay Fighting across Scandinavia. For more information please visit http://www.viaplay.se.
EBU heavyweight ranking 04.2016:
EBU Champion Kubrat Pulev
No 13 at EBU and no 11 at EU Alexander Dimitrenko. When will his next fight take part? And agianst whom? The rumour from Haye that Sascha would fight Shannon Briggs was just poppycock.
Dereck Chisora, der heute gegen Kubrat Pulev (live ab 22.50 Uhr in SAT.1) um die EM boxen wird, hat diese Woche mit seinen Aktionen nicht nur Hamburg auf den Kopf gestellt! In England hat der „Bad Boy“ – spätestens seit dem gestrigen Wiegen und der wilden Verfolgungsjagd durchs Hamburger „Vier Jahreszeiten“-Hotel zwei Fans mehr. Und die bieten Chisora jetzt schon Millionen-Kämpfe an!
Tyson Fury, Klitschko-Bezwinger sowie WBA- und WBO-Weltmeister, kommt heute sogar zum Kampf. In wenigen Stunden landet er am Hamburger Flughafen. Fury: „Ich werde heute Dereck live am Ring unterstützen. Er ist mein Landsmann – und ich will einen dritten Kampf gegen ihn. Nachdem ich Klitschko ein zweites Mal bezwungen habe, will ich gegen Dereck boxen.“ Das wäre ein Millionen-Kampf!
Aber auch IBF-Weltmeister Anthony Joshua und sein Promoter Eddie Hearn meldeten sich gestern in der britischen Presse. „Wenn Dereck diesen Kampf gewinnt, bieten wir ihm sofort den Kampf gegen Anthony an!“ Auch ein Millionen-Kampf!
Vorher muss Chisora allerdings Kubrat Pulev bezwingen. Und das wird schwer genug. Chisora: „Ich freue mich über die Solidarität meiner englischen Landsleute, die gestern den feigen Angriff aus dem Pulev-Lager gesehen haben. Dafür wird die Cobra heute bluten!“
ACHTUNG: Die Veranstaltung am Samstag startet bereits um 17.00 Uhr – ab 16.50 Uhr wird mit dem Einlass in die Barclaycard Arena begonnen! Eintrittskarten für die Box-Nacht in der Barclaycard Arena sind noch an der Abendkasse erhältlich.