Helenius vs Liakhovich Talk is Confirmed By Duva

By Luke Furman

In an interview with, Main Events CEO Kathy Duva has confirmed rumors that former heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-3, 16 KOs) is going to challenge dangerous rising heavyweight star Robert Helenius (15-0, 10 KOs). The fight is going to happen on July 16 in Berlin. The venue is still unknown, although the Max Schmeling Halle is a natural.

"I told him that we can arrange an easier fight, but he did not want to wait. He did not want even to hear about it and kept saying 'give me the match, I can beat anyone'" - Duva said.

Luke Furman covers the boxing scene for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Hammer on 05-29-2011

Lyakhovich is the third former HW champion opponent for Helenius. He's building a good resume.

Comment by joe strong on 05-28-2011

this is great news.good fight for the division & a huge chance for helenius to place himself in front of the line.i am very impressed with helenius.i would love to see him vs arreola in a final eliminator for a…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 05-28-2011

Awesome. Glad it's finally confirmed should be a exciting fight.

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