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Helenius vs. Chisora Rematch Finalized, May 27 in Finland

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) are set for a huge heavyweight rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
 
There is a lot of the line for both men, in what promises to be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in recent history, with both the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title and a shot at the current WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder up for grabs. 
 
Helenius holds a controversial split decision win over Chisora from their all action showdown in December 2011, which many believed the British boxer did enough to win. However, the Finnish fighter says this time the decision will be left in no doubt.

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‘’Chisora is a good fighter and I’m expecting a tough fight, but I’m very confident I will win,’’ said the 33 year-old. ‘’Before our first match, I injured my right shoulder and had to fight for twelve-rounds with just one arm. If I was able to beat him with one arm, I don’t see any problems beating him when I have two.
 
‘’I am in great shape now, and I feel stronger than ever. It’s been a long road back since my shoulder operation, and I’ve been waiting a long time for an opportunity like this. I believe I am ready, and after I beat Chisora, I will be in a good position to challenge for the World title.’’
 
‘’I’m looking forward to going back to Helsinki and putting on another great show for the fans,’’ said Chisora. ‘’It’s a beautiful city with a lot of beautiful people. We had a lot of fun last time, and everyone knows who really won that fight. He can make all the excuses he wants, but that won’t help him on May 27.
 
‘’I feel like this is my time, I’m in my prime, and I can’t wait. I might be relaxed now, but when I leave London, I’m going to war. When I get on that flight I become a different person. Mr. Nice Guy is gone. It brings the vicious side out in me, and he’d better be ready!’’
 
‘’We’re delighted to be bringing this huge heavyweight attraction to Helsinki,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’The first fight between Robert and Dereck was something special, and this promises to be even better. They’ve got unfinished business, and on May 27, they’ve finally got the chance to settle the score.’’
 
Tickets for the WBC Silver World Heavyweight Championship clash between Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora will go on sale Monday, March 27 at 9.00 (EET) and are available online via www.ticketmaster.fi or by calling the ticket hotline on 0600 10 800.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Randall Cunning on 03-25-2017

[QUOTE=joe strong;17538168]Someone said Breazeale & Whyte are fighting? [/QUOTE] Its what Im hearing, Whyte says hes fighting a top 15 heavyweight on the Brook/Spence card, it makes a lot of sense. Winners fight to determine next mandatory

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-25-2017

I'd like to see Robert win this, if for no other reason to see how he does vs Wilder. If he's in top shape, he will stop Chisora. If you remember early on, he nearly dropped him in the first…

Comment by joe strong on 03-24-2017

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;17537106]chisora finds great matchups every other week. the rest of the division cant seem to figure it out.[/QUOTE] He brings excitement to the events & is usually in fan friendly fights. That is why he continues to get good…

Comment by joe strong on 03-24-2017

Not sure how it works. The winner of this fight should have to go through Whyte first. Basically this is an WBC eliminator. Chisora keeps getting his chances. Stiverne is the mandatory. Someone said Breazeale & Whyte are fighting? I'm…

Comment by TheCell8 on 03-24-2017

The first fight was one of the biggest robberies I've ever seen. Now that both fighters are clearly past their prime, it'll be interesting to see who wins it.

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