Tyson Fury is the main man of the Heavyweight Division. At least in the field of media. Thanks to his outgoing personality and spirited way of sharing his points of view, he is on the radar of many fighters who dream of facing him. One of those boxing dreamers may have gone too long, claiming he could knock the gypsy king from. He is Robert Helenius.
According to the promoter and Matchroom Boxing Chair Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury might consider leaving his WBC World Heavyweight title so he can do his will to the full and not have to fight the mandatory fight he has before him against his compatriot Dillian Whyte. According to Fury, there are other names and not Whyte’s.
In fact, for a year the gypsy king has not been able to materialize the struggle he wants: he was in advanced negotiations to bump into Anthony Joshua, on his way to become Unified World Champion, but a rematch clause in the contract of his second fight with Deontay Wilder forced him to change his plans. His pursuit of freedom is understandable.
Who is Robert Helenius, the self-proclaimed Fury possible executioner?
The Finnish boxer already has a lot of experience in boxing. The 38-year-old started his career in 2008 and has so far only won secondary world titles such as European, IBF International and WBC Silver. His current record is 31-3-0 (20 KOs) and was part of the Fury vs Wilder III undercard at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In an interview for air sports, the Nordic Nightmare claimed he should be the No. 1 contender for the WBA title currently sitting on Oleksander Usyk’s waistline. However, when Fury crosses his path, things turn chaotic for the British undefeated boxer.
“I’ve heard my name mentioned by Bob Arum and others about possibly fighting Fury in March. Of course I feel like I’d beat Fury. He looked great against Deontay Wilder, but he would have a much less favorable style against me.” so I’d take Fury out. He’s definitely an easier style for me than Usyk.”
Robert Helenius has fought a number of respectable names so far, such as: Dereck Chisora, Dillian Whyte and former Polish WBA Heavyweight contender Adam Kownackic. Of these, Helenius just lost to Whyte. His last two fights (2020, 2021) ended with wins for him right against Kownacki.
Fury’s intention to play a crossover with UFC Champion may be possible
One of Fury’s most recent battles on social media has been to challenge Francis Ngannou, the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion. The Cameroonian mixed martial artist has expressed interest in a showdown with the 33-year-old boxer and has revealed a viable date to plan the fight.
According to talking sport, the predator plans to leave Dana White’s company after defending his title on January 22 (UFC 270). From that date, however, it may still take a long time to see the gypsy king throwing punches with Ngannou.
“I don’t know exactly when Tyson and I will fight, but I’m thinking maybe sometime in 2023… But I’ll say it’s probably going to happen at some point. It’s definitely something I want to do, but we want ‘I I can’t control it now. I know it will be very tough when we fight. Not only do I come from a distant sport, but I test myself against one of the best if not the best boxer ever.”