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Helenius: I've Fought Guys Like Kownacki - I Can Beat Him!

Robert 'The Nordic Nightmare' Helenius’ next fight will be against Adam ‘Babyface’ Kownacki from Poland. It will take place in Brooklyn, New York on  March 7 and the winner will fight for the WBA title.

“This is one of my last chances to go all the way. I’ve been boxing for 22 years for this. That’s a long time to take hits,” said Helenius about the match.

“I haven’t been this excited since I fought Teper in Germany. If I had lost that match, I’m not so sure I would have had the motivation to continue,” adds Helenius.

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Helenius’ Polish opponent has a strong Brooklyn connection since he moved there when he was 7. Kownacki has fought all of his latest matches at his ‘home arena’ Barclays Center. He also fought and stopped Gerald Washington, who beat Helenius in Minneapolis in July 2019.

Kownacki has fought and won 20 matches, out of which 15 of them were by knockout. He’s ranked 3rd by the IBF, WBO and WBA and 8th by the WBC. This doesn’t intimidate the Helenius team.

“Kownacki is an aggressive boxer who doesn’t give up. He keeps on punching. Being fit and having a strong stamina are keys to winning this match. We have trained extra cardio for a year, changed his diet as well as training routines and we are well prepared to face Kownacki. We will set up a strategy for the match and we know how to fight him,” says Helenius’ coach Johan Lindström

“I have fought similar boxers many times and I’m used to his way of boxing. I know my punches are powerful, I’m in great shape and I can beat him. I have also focused more on mental training, which I haven’t done for years. I’m really looking forward to this match,” says Helenius.

“This match can be considered a semi-final, and that’s what I’ve been working for."

Helenius’ team will travel to the US a couple of weeks before the fight. They will prepare for the match and train in a local boxing gym in Brooklyn.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Skinny kinny on 01-19-2020

Helenius is a tall sparing partner from Europe. He’s here to get smoked and let Kownacki get paid and keep his spot with little risk

Comment by Skinny kinny on 01-19-2020

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;20331822]If Helenius can keep that long jab pumping and follow it with a solid right... he can get the W. It's good to see he's stepping up the cardio and mental training now... his 2 biggest liabilities in recent fights.…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-18-2020

If Helenius can keep that long jab pumping and follow it with a solid right... he can get the W. It's good to see he's stepping up the cardio and mental training now... his 2 biggest liabilities in recent fights.…

Comment by sammybee on 01-18-2020

Kownacki will tear him apart.

Comment by Bronx777 on 01-17-2020

Don’t believe the hype. Nordic fraud is a front runner once his right hand doesn’t stop Adam fights over he will be ground down broken by 6

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