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Helenius vs Liakhovich To August 27, EU Belt Vacated

By Per Ake Persson

Promoter Chris Meyer of Team Sauerland comments on the situation that led to Robert Helenius relinquishing the EU heavyweight title.

"We had no other choice, the contract for the fight against Siarhei Liakhovich is still valid and we plan to reschedule it for August 27 which is our next TV date after July 16. Martin Rogan, mandatory challenger for Helenius' title, didn´t want to make a voluntary deal so it had to go to purse bids and thus would have interfered with the Liakhovich fight so we had to vacate the title," Meyer said.

The rules of the EBU and EU calls for a fight inside 60 days of the date of the purse bids. Helenius' WBO I/C and WBA I/C titles will both be on the line in the fight against Liakhovich.

Co-challenger for Rogan for the now vacant title, stepping in on short notice, is Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, who like Helenius is promoted by Team Sauerland.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alec900 on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=GRANDSLAM;10697488]How did Rogan become mandatory challenger. I haven't seen him fight since Sexton bashed him up. I thought Audley vs Perez could've been made for this seeing as Perez is pretending to be Irish now. Does anyone defend the EBU…

Comment by GRANDSLAM on 06-15-2011

How did Rogan become mandatory challenger. I haven't seen him fight since Sexton bashed him up. I thought Audley vs Perez could've been made for this seeing as Perez is pretending to be Irish now. Does anyone defend the EBU…

Comment by joe strong on 06-15-2011

Rogan had a nice run a few years back but pulev is at a whole different level then sexton.I see pulev having no problem beating rogan.

Comment by The Hammer on 06-15-2011

So it will likely be Pulev-Rogan for the EBU-EU title.

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