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Robert Helenius Removed From EBU Mandatory Position

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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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…

Comment by Ulver on 04-10-2013

Poor Rob-Hel. That injury ruined his career.

Comment by The Hammer 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…

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