Erkan Teper-Robert Helenius on 12/19, Hartwall Arena

By Per Ake Persson

This fight was officially announced in Finland earlier today and is headline news in the sports pages:

EBU heavyweight champion Erkan Teper (15-0) will defend the title on December 19 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki (Finland) against the Nordic Nightmare, Robert Helenius (21-0). The fight is promoted by Loud ´n` Live Promotions. At stake is also Teper´s IBF I/C title.

This is a voluntary defence by Teper and mandatory challenger is Dereck Chisora so should Helenius win over Teper he´s back to where all the troubles started late 2011. He beat Chisora on a close, controversial decision and suffered serious hand- and shoulder injuries that also led to a contractual dispute with Sauerland Event.

Teper, promoted by Z! Promotions, knocked out David Price in July to win the then vacant title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by son of bonters on 09-23-2015

Helenius' undefeated record is somewhat misleading, to be fair.

Comment by No Tomorrow on 09-23-2015

Wanna see Helenius get the W. Years ago he was on track to be a top player in the division

Comment by Chrismart on 09-23-2015

I like this fight :boxing:

Comment by Drunken Cat on 09-23-2015

I've got Teper. Was never too high on Helenius. As for Chisora I respect him. I also thought he was robbed against Helenius a bit. He'll never be a champ (he'd have a shot against Wilder but that isn't likely…

Comment by El-blanco on 09-17-2015

This is a nice fight that will launch the winner into a good spot. The hw division seems to be making some good matchups lately. No bs politics like the other divisions.

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