By Ruslan Chikov, photos by Wilhelm Springer/box-info.net
WBA & WBO Intercontinental heavyweight champion Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs), joined by WBA/WBC/WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (18-0, 4 KOs), put in some hard work at Berlin´s Max-Schmeling-Gym. “The Nordic Nightmare” is preparing for a very dangerous opponent on December 3rd at Helsinki´s renowned Hartwall Arena. He faces British boxer Dereck Chisora (15-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant European heavyweight title. Helenius wants to continue his string of battering victories. Five of his last six opponents have failed to go the distance and three of them were former heavyweight world champions.
On the same show, Braekhus defends against Kuulei Kupihea (7-1, 2 KOs). Both boxers are trained by eight-time German coach of the year Ulli Wegner.