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 Last update:  4/10/2013       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Robert Helenius Removed From EBU Mandatory Position
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By Per Ake Persson

When Robert Helenius, 19-0, beat Dereck Chisora in December of 2011 he won the vacant EBU heavyweight title but then he suffered a bad hand and shoulder injury that took almost a year to heal. He thus relinquished the title and stablemate Kubrat Pulev won it by knocking out Alexander Dimitrenko (after Chisora had moved on to fight Vitali Klitschko). Helenius was then given the position as mandatory challenger while Pulev made a voluntary defence in September by knocking out Alexander Ustinov.
 
Helenius returned in November and recently fought Michael Sprott - but he is again injured - and according to info from promoter Sauerland Event he is unable to fight for two months and the EBU have thus removed the Nordic Nightmare from his position as mandatory challenger. The highest ranked available fighter will get the position and it appears that Denis Boytsov, # 2 in the EBU ratings, could be the one.

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comment by SceneSpectator!, on 04-11-2013
Okey, that lucky punch just comes once in a life time anyway, so cheer it and treasure it as this will unlikely comes too soon. Why lucky punch? Because it did not come in their 3 fights and suddenly it popped-up in their 4rth fight and becomes his saving straight and clean punch in his dying mom...

comment by joe strong, on 04-10-2013
pulev is top 2 in the IBF so he will vacate the EU belt. boytsov will fight another ranked guy for the vacant belt unless the IBF decides to make boytsov the other combatant in the final IBF eliminator against pulev...

comment by Ulver, on 04-10-2013
Poor Rob-Hel. That injury ruined his career.

comment by Freedom., on 04-10-2013
Sauerland should sign Denis Boytsov. Because Robert Helenius has that chronic injury and Edmund Gerber has turned out to be mediocre, they need another good heavyweight. I saw a twitter rumor that Boytsov-Pulev is in the works for June, but it's difficult to believe it will happen.

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