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Robert Helenius: Sam Peter Will Not Stand in My Way

Unbeaten WBO Intercontinental Champion Robert Helenius (14-0, 9 KOs) will face the next huge test on his way up the heavyweight rankings when he collides with former world champion Sam Peter (34-4, 27 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany on April 2. “This is a dream match-up of two nightmares,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “Robert has taken the heavyweight world by storm and will continue his path to glory with a victory over an accomplished champion like Peter.”
 
Helenius, the Nordic Nightmare, sent shockwaves through the international boxing world by clinching four spectacular victories in 2010. In January, he stopped former world champion Lamon Brewster in the eighth round before edging Gbenga Oloukun in Helsinki two months later. In August, Helenius won the EU Heavyweight Title with a sixth-round TKO victory over previously unbeaten Gregory Tony. In November, he pleased a boisterous crowd at Helsinki´s Hartwall Areena when he stopped Attila Levin the second round of their Scandinavian derby. “We are very pleased with Robert´s development,” Team Sauerland´s sports director Hagen Doering said. “We have moved him very fast because he is a very special fighter with an incredible punch. Now is the time to take the next step, which is a showdown with Peter, a very dangerous opponent. It will be a spectacular fight. I am sure the Nordic Nightmare will topple the Nigerian one.”
 
Peter is one of the biggest names in the heavyweight scene, having been in the ring with both Klitschko brothers. In 2005, Peter knocked down Wladimir Klitschko three times – only to lose on points. Two years later, he beat Jameel McCline to win the Interim WBC Heavyweight Title and then defeated Oleg Maskaev to become WBC Champion, a title he later lost to Vitali Klitschko. In his last fight in September 2010, Peter failed to take revenge on Wladimir Klitschko.

“Sam Peter is one of the biggest and best names out there and I look forward to proving myself against him,” Robert Helenius said. “He has a tremendous punch and will be very tough to beat. But I will not allow him to stop me on my way to the top. It will be a great fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChopperRead on 03-08-2011

Excellent matchup, the kind the HW division needs more of. Helenius by late stoppage in a tough scrap.

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 03-08-2011

Should be interesting. I'd like to see Boytsov face someone like Peter or Arreola. Maybe he can fight the winner of these two.

Comment by Hayehammer on 03-08-2011

Actually peter will stand in your way the whole fight:D right in front of you!

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