By Per Ake Persson

Robert Helenius has his next fight just about set, says manager Markus Sundman to, but adds that the details can not be revealed yet - but it will be in the United States late summer or early fall.

Sundman also says that the fight against Adam Kownacki, that was a done deal according to a lot of media, was never on.

Helenius last fought in September of last year and was just a few weeks ago in Alabama and sparred with Deontay Wilder.

Cruiserweight prospects Fabio Turchi (17-0) and Ditlev Rossing (11-0) are now co-challengers for the vacant EU title but chances of this one happening doesn´t appear to be big.

Turchi, currently in Latvia to spar with Mairis Briedis, headlines a OPI since 82 / Matchroom Italy in July. As for Rossing he fights in Randers on June 15 against Landry Matet. The likelihood of any of these two traveling isn´t very likely.


Cuban amateur star Leinier Pero turns pro tomorrow in Wittenberge (Germany) against faded Ukrainan veteran Maksym Pedyura. Pero was a 2016 Olympian and won a gold medal at the 2010 World Youth and Olympic Youth tournaments in 2016.


Former WBA super middle champ Giovanni De Carolis (27-9-1) takes on former EBU champ and multiple world title challenger Khoren Gevor (34-9) in Ostia on June 21. Gevor got a dubious win over Dayron Lester in his last fight and resumed his career last year after six years out. De Carolis put his career back on track last year with two good wins.