Robert Helenius is now the holder of the WBA Gold heavyweight title.
Earlier this year, Helenius, then # 7 in the WBA ratings, beat Adam Kownacki, then # 4, in what was billed as a WBA eliminator. In the new ratings released a few days ago Helenius is named Gold champion.
Exactly what is means to be Gold champ isn´t clear but the surprise win over Kownacki did earn the Nordic Nightmare a few more big fights.
Super champ is of course Anthony Joshua while the WBA heavyweight champion is Mahmoud Charr with Trevor Bryan as interim champ and # 1 ranked contender.
TK Promotions show in Struer (Denmark) June 20 is now postponed until the late summer or early fall. The show was first set for May 16 but was then pushed forward due to the coronavirus. It´s for the same reason it´s postponed again.
In the main event WBO female super bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund is to defend the title against Gabriela Bouvier.
Juho Haapoja has announced plans for a comeback and if all works out he is to return on the undercard to Edis Tatli vs Gianluca Ceglia August 8 in Olavinlinna. The 39-year old Finn retired in 2017 with a 28-8-2 where he won the EU cruiser title twice, the Finnish heavyweight belt and challenged for the EBU cruiser title.
WBA; WBC; WBO; IBF and IBO female welterweight champ Cecilia Braekhus remains in Big Bear, CA, in splendid isolation along with trainer Abel Sanchez and another not named boxer, reports VG in Norway.
Braekhus was in training for a defence against Jessica McCaskill April 17 when the coronavirus led to a cancellation of just about everything. As for next fight all is up in the air but Braekhus stays as always in shape.
Bulgarian heavy Kubrat Pulev plans to have Ulli Wegner as trainer for his fight against Anthony Joshua writes BILD.
The 77-year old legendary German has been sidelined with a hip fracture but may be back - some sources say he is back even if he´still in rehab - to coach Pulev. It´s been reported that Joe Goossen would take over as trainer for Pulev but that is only if Wegner doen´t make full recovery.