Robert Helenius

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  1. Blue Devils

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    Finnish Heavy who won the Silver medal at the Euro Championships. Lost to Timurziev in the final. Has good height at 6'6 1/2. Signed with Sauerland promotions.
    Pro debut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z4CWbKSDQA
     
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    I've been following Helenius, since he turned pro. He's a rare Finnish Heavyweight, and since I'm a huge fan of Finnish Metal Music, I hope he does good!

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    He looks good - but what an abysmal opponent. I would have lasted longer, but would have need a few weeks to put on the required 30 ponds of fat. It sometimes amazes me when I see some boxers like that who claim that boxing is their profession. Still, you can only beat what is in front of you and he certainly did that. I look forward to his next fight and hope they put someone in with him who can box.
     
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    He fights a 6 rounder tomorrow. I'm actually surprised at his size 6'6 1/2 he doesn't have more knockouts considering the opposition he's faced early in his career. The guy he's fighting has a 7-17 record but of those 17 losses only 1 stoppage loss.
     
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    "The Nordic Nightmare", Robert Helenius, Sauerland Event´s Swedish/Finnish heavyweight, moved to 5-0 with a six round unanimous decision over Lithuanian Remigijus Ziausys.

    I also found this Helenius boxing MMA fighter Sergei Kharitonov http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2efw8_sergei-kharitonov-vs -robert-heleniu_sport
     
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    He is alright but nothing special. The men he has been fighting a very marginal fighters at best, or, to be more polite, they are fighters that are closer to the lower levels of boxing qualifications.

    He throws his jab like some kid's boxing toy. I watched him actually "place" his jab straight out without the rest of his body moving with it. Honestly, the jab and right that follows it looked amateurish and he stands too sqare to his opponents. I am not saying that to be provocative -it is just what I see. And he needs to start a very serious calisthenics regime for he looks soft and weak.

    The good side of him is he is very tall, has a long reach, seems to have good hand speed, and can move a bit on his feet. The top big men in the division would all drive right over him and the good smaller men would deflate him like a baloon. I would say he needs a good trainer who can work with him in a creative way and teach him professional boxing skills for the tall, big man. Good luck to him and I wish him well as I know he is going to need it.
     
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    Helenius is back in action this Saturday on the Sylvester undercard in Germany. His opponent is Enrico Garmendia 11-2 (6).
     
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    Another 20-30 fights, then we'll see if he can be another Ingemar Johansson, the Scandinavian legend.
     
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    Helenius scored a first round KO to improve his record to 6-0(2) [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, I can't believe I forgot to post in here. You beat me to it Blue Devils [​IMG]

    Yes, another good win for Helenius. The best thing he's got going for him right now is being able to fight in Germany. It really is the hub of boxing right now.
     
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    Another win for Helenius, a second round knockout. He is also to fight on undercard of Chagaev Valuev on May 30th.
     
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    Helenius will take on Scott Gammer 18-3(9) on the Valuev-vs-Chagaev undercard.
     
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    This is an interesting matchup. Gammer is a difficult opponent for someone with only seven pro fights - some observers said Pianeta was struggling with him in their fight until Gammer injured his hand.

    The result of this one will tell us a lot about how good Helenius is.
     
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    Helenius-Gammer Rds 1 & 6

    Impressive performance by Helenius who has won his last three by knockout [​IMG] Edited by: Blue Devils
     
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    Helenius will face Rene Dettweiler 24-2(12) on the Kessler-Perdomo undercard in September.
     
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    Dettweiler is a good fighter, they're moving Helenius fast.
     
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    Helenius will face Serdar Uysal 9-7-2(4) this Saturday. His fight with Dettweiler has been rescheduled for October 17.
     
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    From Fightnews

    Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius (9-0, 5 KOs) didn't impress throughout the fight but forced an ovation with his one-punch knockout of Turk Serdar Uysal (9-8-2, 6 KOs). The first five rounds were dull and unspectacular with Helenius slowly stalking his foe around the ring with a small punch output. However, in round six he threw a lethal right hand to the solar plexus, which forced Uysal to crumble down in pain. The towel was thrown in during the count. Time was 2:37.
     
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    Next up for Helenius, Oct 17 on the Abraham-Taylor card: Rene Dettweiler.

    Oct 17 is going to be an awesome day for boxing! [​IMG]
     
  21. Charles Martel

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    Robert Helenius is scheduled to fight Lamon Brewster on Dec 5, on the same card as Huck-Afolabi and Platov-Koc.

    Sauerland is doing a great job of coming up with excellent fight cards! [​IMG]
     
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    They're putting him up against Brewster already? I don't know if that's a good thing. Brewster has a ton of experience and a very hard head and Helenius doesn't even have 10 fights in the pros.
     
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    he's not fighting oleg platov????
     
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    Looks like a risky and bad move on Helenius' part. Here's hoping he pulls in a win.
     
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    Brewster is also capable to throwing the wide, unorthodox hooks from award angles the type that can catch an opponent off guard. Hope this does not happen.
     

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