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Helenius vs Johnson? Dimitrenko Purse Bid Pushed Back

By Per Ake Persson

The purse bid for EBU heavyweight champ Alexander Dimitrenko´s mandatory defense against the Nordic Nightmare, Robert Helenius, has been postponed from October 31 to November 7.
 
Helenius co-headlines Sauerland´s big show on December 3rd at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, and one of the names being mentioned for the opponent's slot is Kevin Johnson. It will be a defense of Helenius´ WBA and WBO I/C titles.
 
As for Dimitrenko, there is reportedly a shoulder injury and the champ is said to need surgery to correct the problem.
 
A Dimitrenko vs Helenius matchup would effectively be a world title eliminator but it´s not likely that Dimitrenko, and his promoter Universum, would risk it all after all this time, so look for Helenius to fight the highest available challenger for the vacant EBU title some time in early 2012, with Dimitrenko concentrates on a world title shot.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 10-29-2011

lol i chuckled when dimitrenko fainted before the sosnoski fight. . . even though he went on to KTFO him. . . haha ole boy just FELL OUT! anyway, helenius will probably decision Johnson in a slightly boring fight. .…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=Tiozzo;11347643]what an accomodating injury ! it was crystal clear Dimitrenko would duck Helenius[/QUOTE] Agreed. [QUOTE=kokingbill;11347695]I saw a video of Robert Helenius getting beaten unmerciful by Bermane Stiverne when they were amateurs on youtube. I do not buy the hype he…

Comment by !!Captain on 10-29-2011

Dimitrenko should retire, he's an embarrassment.

Comment by joe strong on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;11347705]That's interesting because Kevin Johnson while not a top heavyweight can make most people look bad with his defensive style. Helenius has only been facing opponents who bring the fight to him, it'd be interesting to see him be the…

Comment by BostonGuy on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11347695]I saw a video of Robert Helenius getting beaten unmerciful by Bermane Stiverne when they were amateurs on youtube. I do not buy the hype he has been generating lately given that performance. If he got his ass beat by…

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