Robert Helenius (12-0, 7 KOs) will make his first-ever title fight on August 21 when he clashes with Gregory Tony (12-0, 10 KOs) for the vacant EU Heavyweight Title. The two unbeaten prospects will collide in Erfurt, Germany on the undercard of the WBO Cruiserweight Title Fight between Marco Huck and Matt Godfrey. “I am thrilled to make my first title fight,” Helenius said. “My hand injured has healed well and I have been working very hard in practice. Tony is unbeaten but this will change on August 21 when we meet in the ring. I want to be a world champion one day, so winning the prestigious EU title will get me one step closer to my big goal.”
Team Sauerland sports director Hagen Doering stated he was impressed with the Nordic Nightmare´s progress. “Robert has done very well in recent months,” he said. “We have always said he has got what it takes to be a champion. Tony is a tough, unbeaten opponent with a fantastic KO percentage but I am convinced that Robert will win his first-ever title on August 21. He has a big future ahead.”
Helenius stopped former WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster in January before edging Gbenga Oloukun in Helsinki in March.