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.