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.


Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai

An alphabet of world heavyweight titles are on the line this weekend when Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai trade blows in Germany on Saturday night. The question for punters however is, just how much action will there be?

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.