By Per Ake Persson
Swedish light heavyweight Oscar Ahlin (14-2) returns to action after a year out, and he will fight Georgian veteran Gary Abayan on Saturday (July 7) in Madrid. Ahlin, an excellent talent, is no longer with Team Sauerland and has signed with Maravilla Box.
Oscar might still make it but has had long layoffs due to injuries and in the two losses, against Patrick Mendy and Bernard Donfack, he showed a certain hesitation in fighting back when the going got tough.
Heavyweight Robert "the Nordic Nightmare" Helenius (26-2) will take on Yury Bykhautsou (10-16-3) on August 11 in Savonlinna (Finland) reports boxing.fi. This is a rematch and in the first fight Helenius broke his right hand and put on an overall flat performance.
Helenius vows to do better this time against an opponent who is a tough fighter but the type a contender wannabe needs to get past.
Helenius vs Bykhautsou goes ahead on a pro-am show topped by Edis Tatli´s defence of the EBU lightweight title against Marvin Petit.
IN OTHER NEWS: Leading Australian Super Middleweight “Captain Kerry Foley” has signed a multi-year managerial agreement with prominent boxing managerial company Dragon Fire Boxing. Foley has joined the growing stable of fighters, World rated fighters Reagan Dessaix, Andrew Moloney and Jason Moloney who has just entered the prestigious World Boxing Super Series.
Kerry Foley returns September 7th in Melbourne to challenge World rated Jayde Mitchell for the interim WBA Oceania Super Middleweight Title in Melbourne on a Big Time Boxing event.
Foley discusses the transition from part time to full time boxer & the improvement training under Arnel “Peter” Barotillo.
“With the help of some very close people they have turned me into a full time fighter, which means I train all year round no matter what I have organised. Iv had the last year in fight prep. This is just an added 10 weeks with titles at the end of the rainbow.