By Per-Ake Persson
There’been a lot of questions asked about the future for the Nordic Nightmare, Robert Helenius, and December 27 13.00 (local time) in Borgaa, Finland, the undefeated (19-0) but injury plagued heavyweight will answer all or at least some of them at a press conference.
Robert´s last major fight was over two years ago when he won the EBU title and retained the WBO and WBA I/C titles with a controversial points win over Dereck Chisora. Helenius suffered major injuries to both the right hand and the right shoulder in that fight and failed to impress when he returned against Sherman Williams and then Michael Sprott.
Helenius have of recently moved back to Finland will be promoted by a yet to be announced team there while still collaborating with Sauerland Event.
The clash between Mario Pisanti and Ivan Ruiz Morote, postponed a few times already, is off for the time being. Instead Ruiz Morote will fight tough veteran Rudy Encarnacion January 25 in Madrid with the winner to face Pisanti.
EU middleweight champ Marcos Nader, 18-0-1, will defend the title against mandatory challenger Emanuele Blandamura, 21-0, on the undercard to Huck vs Arslan II January 25 in Stuttgart.
Croatian middle Ante Bilic, 27-2, face a lengthy prison sentence for his part in what appears to be a organized crime killing. Bilic confessed to the court that he had shot the man in question but claimed self defence but the court felt the prosecutor had overwhelming evidence and Bilic, already serving a sentence for robbery, now face 12 years in prison which is likely to end the career of what was a fine fighter.
Kosovan/Swiss heavyweight Arnold Gjergjaj, 22-0, headlines the annual Boxing Kings show December 26 in Basel and take on Brazilian Gilberto Matheus "El Magico" Domingos, 21-1. The show kicks off at 3.30 PM and also features lightweight prospect Alain Chervet, 5-0-1 against Ukraine´s one time prospect Artem Ayvazidi, 10-5.
By Per-Ake Persson
Dec 22, Radom, POL: Andrei Gmitruk, Dariusz Wojtowski, Mariusz Kolodziej8x3, m: Patryk Szymanski, Pol TKO 2 Francesco Di Fiore, Ita8x3, sf: Kamil Laszczyk, Pol TKO 3 Laszlo Fekete,sl: Michal Syrowatka, Pol W8-U Aboubeker Bechelaghem, FraWBFou Int?l title, 79-73, 80-72 and 79-73.sw: Lukasz Maciec, Pol W6-U Sasun Karapetyan,57-56, 58-57 and 58-55.6x3, h: Michal Cieslak, Pol TKO 2 Ferenc Zsalek, Pol4x3, c: Nikodem Jezewski, Pol TKO 2 Viktor Szalai, Hun4x3, lh: Michal Starbala, Pol TKO 2 Zoltan Kiss, Jr, HunDec 21, Moscow, RUS, Dynamo Sport Palace, Vlad HrunovRoy Jones, Jr, 197,5, US W12-U Zinedine Benmakhlouf, 194,25, FraWBU title, 120-108, 119-109 and 118-111. Jones, fighting with his backagainst the ropes, had too much left for the tough but limited Frenchman.Dmitry Chudinov, 159,5, Rus TKO 6 Juan Camilo Novoa, 149,25, ColChudinov won the vacant WBA interim middleweight title with a one-sided stoppage of Novoa.l: Eduard Troyanovski, Rus TKO 2 (2.47) Allan Kimote, TanKimote was down in the firsth and twice more in the second.sm: Sergey Ekimov, Rus TKO 2 Konstantin Piternov, RusPiternov stopped with a cut on the nose.m: Fedor Chudinov, Rus TKO 4 Francis Cheka, TanCheka was retired by his corner and didn?t come out for the fourth.?: Ramal Amanov, Aze W4-S Sevak Bagdasaryan, Armc: Ily Rolgeyzer, Rus W6-U Ruslan Semenov, RusDec 21, Elche, SPA, Pabellon Esperanza Lag, Maravilla BoxKiko Martinez, 55,2, Spa TKO 9 (2.05) Jeffrey Mathebula, 55,1, RSAMartinez retained the IBF superbantam title wearing down Mathebula.Mustafa Chadlioui, 89,9, Terrassa, Spa W10-M Ibrahim Lopez, 88,3,Candelaria, Spa99-91, 97-93 and 95-95.Youri Kalenga, 92,0, Gravelines, Con/Fra TKO 8 (2.23) Hari Miles, 92,1, Uk8x3: Sergio Garcia, 60,0, Torrelavega, Spa TKO 2 (2.56) Feliks Kleins,68,5, Daya Nueva, SpaRyan Peleguer, 61,5, Valencia, Spa D6-S Juan Carlos Lopesz "King Daluz",61,3, Santa Cruz Spa58-57, 57-57, 57-58.David Martin Campillo, 60,0, Palma, Spa W6-M Alee Karmoun, Madrid, Spa59-56, 57-56, 57-57Angel Moreno, 52,5, Madrid, Spa D6-S Javier Venteo, 52,8, Alicante Spa, debut58-57, 57-57, 55-59.Dec 21, Berne, SWI:Nicole Boss, 60,4, Swi W10-U Kremena Petkova, 61,2, Bulfemale EBU lightweight title8x3: Stiliyan Kostov, 69,3, Bul TKO 6 Disarjot Gashi, 70,0, Kos/SwiDec 21, Milano, ITA, OPI 2000Michele Di Rocco, 63,25, Ita W12-U Ville Piispanen, 63,5, FinVoluntary defence of the EBU superlightweight title. Di Rocco was down in the tenth but won on scores of 119-110, and 118-110 twice in what isdescribed by fightnews as a "great action fight with both fighters having their moments".Dec 21, Amay, BEL;Dimitri Del Puppo, 58,7, Bel W6-M Pasquale Boriello, 58.7, BelDec 21, Budapest, HUN, Gentlemen Fight Club, ProfiBox Promotionlh: Daniel Regi, Hun W10-U Istvan Varga, Hunvacant Hungarian lightheavy titlesm: Sandor Micsko, Hun W6-U Janos Lakatos,w: Karoly Lakatos, W4-U Tibor Szucs,m: Janos Petrovics, D 4 Zoltan Zsanto,sw: Zoltan Papp, TKO 1 Gabor Balogh,http://www.profiboksz.hu/video/profibox-promotion-rendezveny-2013-december-21-osszefoglalo-video/Dec 21, Buenos Aires, ARG;12x3, b: Yoan Boyeaux, Fra TKO 2 Walter Rojas, ArgWPC (??) titleDec 20, Hamburg, GER, Schnelzen Exh Center, est 1500, EC Box Promotion(A Alekseev), bdbh: Christian Hammer, Rom/Ger W10-U Kevin Johnson, USHammer won a unanimous decision after what one might call a tense, tactical affair where the better boxer allowed himself to be outworked by a stronger but not as skillful fighter. It was also pretty boring stuff with Hammer very careful and Johnson, well, throwing it away instead of working hard (which should have included working hard in the gym). It was scored 98-92 twice and 98-94.c: Nuri Seferi, Ger W dq 7 Steve Herelius, FraHerelius flipped out after suffering a cut over the right eye and wasdq:d.Strange stuff indeed.c: Damir Beljo, W 6 Imantas Davidaitis,Lath: Marcin Rekowski, Pol W 8 Serdar Uysal, Ger"2-1", split or majority?w: Flavius Beia, Ger W6-U Mariusz Biskupski, Pol4x3, h: Nikola Milacic, W dq Andrez Witkowski, Polh: Birkan Akyol, W4-U Patryk Kowoll,sw: Napor Ninsaw, debut W4-U GŲkhan Kaya,sw: Denis Krieger, ?? Robert Talarek,Dec 20, Accra, GHA:sm: Przemyslaw Opalach, Pol TKO 2 Turk Maisha, TanOpalach won the vacant IBF Int?l title stopping Maisha with bodyshots.Dec 19, Abu Dhabi, UAE, sanct??Danny Williams, 267, Uk/Lat TKO 6 Mazur Ali, 196, EgyWilliams carried Ali for a few rounds before stopping himNasser Al Harbi, 154, W 8 George Ungiadze, 147,75, GeoMohammad Ali Bayat Farid, 206, TKO 4 Abdul Kabbani, 231,Stjepan Bozic, ?, Cro TKO 4 Paata Varduashvili, 161, Georest of the undercard ??Mohammed Reza, 191,25, Hakim Wahid, 195,5,Rabih Fayad, 163, Boubaker Masrar, 162,Hamza Bouaud, 167,75, Mehdi Ramizani, 166,5,Ahmed Al Ali, 151,5, Abbas Mohamed, ?Dec 20, Fort-de-France, Martinique, FRA:6x3, h: Carlos Takam, Cam/Fra TKO 3 Jakov Gospic, CroDec 19, Usti nad Laben, CZE, Sportcentrum Sluneta, Lukas Konecny, w: Jan Balog, W10-S Michal Vosyka,WBU title (but which version?)6x3, lh: Vaclav Polak, TKO 2 Milan Ruso,6x3, lh: Vladimir Idranyi, TKO 2 Istvan Zeller,4x2, sf: Hana Horakova, W4-M Klaudia Szymczak,4x3, c: Radek Linka, KO 1 Michal Szebestik,4x3, c: Robert Rosenberg, TKO 1 Vojtech Koncitik,4x3, h: Frantisek Kynkal, TKO 1 Martin Stensky,4x3, lh: Tomas Kugler, TKO 3 Attila Szladek,4x3, sm: Matus Babiak, TKO 2 Balasz Horvath,4x3, sw: Jan Teleki, ?? 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