Helenius - 'Chisora is a more aggressive talker - than he is in the ring'

Brendan Galbraith in Helsinki: Moments before yesterday's blustery head-to-head with Dereck Chisora, Robert Helenius singled out Chisora as a 'talker' and warned that the Londoner had better be more prepared than he was in his recent loss to Tyson Fury.

"I think that he is maybe a more aggressive talker - than he is in the ring. If he has anything in his head - he will have prepared for a good fight because I have.
"I feel ready good, I have been training good and everything is in place. The training camp has been flawless. Everything is perfect, the sparring went perfect - I have no complaints."
Helenius turned pro under Wilfried Sauerland in 2008 and has made steady progress under trainer Ulli Wegner. "I have been working really well for three or four years now and I have not had a really big vacation since I have started my boxing career so I am only going upward. And the Nordic Nightmare is boosted to be fighting in front of his home support again.
"The fight taking place in Helsinki gives me more drive as the Finnish fans - they are lovely - they scream all the time and they give me energy in the fight."
Tonight's main event bout between Robert Helenius and Derek Chisora at the Hartwall Arena is for the EBU heavyweight title and WBA and WBO Inter-Continental titles.


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.