Originally Posted by BostonGuy
Look beyond the numbers. Although he's lost a lot of decisions, he's been able to go the distance with some pretty high profile fighters - Charr, Chagev, Mccline. He's also coming off on two fights (1 win, 1 NC) where he did very well. He beat Welliver and he practically KO'd Holyfield until the fight was stopped due to a tiny cut.
This guy's no tomato can or pushover; he's a fringe contender who seems very motivated and intent on pulling the upset. Most, but not all, boxers who have suffered an injury, comeback against a limited fighter - but not in this case.
Man, he did OK with Charr, who is an overweight joke, welliver is f****ng ish, and your talking about a 50 year old brain addled Holyfield! His last meaningful fight was against Chagaev 7 whole years ago! He's not a tomato can but he's not a contender anymore!
But I'll admit I forgot about the injury, so I won't begrudge Helenius this fight.