Robert Helenius Will Now Face Orlov, Braekhus Back on Oct. 21

By Per Ake Persson

Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius will now face Russian giant Evgeny Orlov (21-17-1) tomorrow night in Tallin (Estonia) and not Brit Ian Lewison as was planned.

The story is that there were people waiting for Lewison at the airport in Tallinn but he didn´t show up with the official reason given that he didn´t get a fight permit from the British Boxing Board of Control - but there is no answer to why that was (yet). Orlov will arrive tonight from Moscow.

Also from Finland on the bill are light heavyweights Timo Laine and Dayron Lester.

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German light heavyweight prospect Serge "Bavarian Sniper" Michel, 2-0, takes on Georgian Zura Mekereshvili, credited by boxrec with a 21-9 ledger, in the headliner of Petko´s Boxpromotion´s show at the TuS Hall in Traunreut.

In the co-feature, former world title challenger Francesco Pianeta, 32-2-1, eases back into action after a layoff against Edi Delibaltaoglu, 3-2. Super lightweight Howik "the Lion" Bebraham, 8-0, square off against Italian Mohammed Khalladi, 7-5.

Norwegian boxing queen Cecilia Braekhus will not try the US market this fall but instead defend her titles, WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and IBO female welterweight belts, on October 21 at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Stokke. Opponent is not yet signed but Mikaela Lauren from Sweden is one name mentioned.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 06-17-2017

Dude stays having nightmares about Chisora

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-16-2017

I hope they reschedule the Chisora-fight after this, i want to see the rematch!

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 06-16-2017

Braekhus is ducking Cyborg!

Comment by joe strong on 06-16-2017

This fight went from a mandatory spot against Chisora to Ian Lewison to Orlov. The Helenius/Chisora rematch should have been an eliminator at best as the winner should of had to face Whyte who also had a fight cancelled. Too…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 06-16-2017

Lol, is this still to become Wilders next mandatory?

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