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Helenius to face Oloukun 3/26

Unbeaten heavyweight sensation Robert Helenius (11-0, 7 KOs) will return to the ring on March 26 when he takes on Gbenga “Bang Bang” Oloukun at the Töölö Sporthall in Helsinki, Finland. The 26-year-old comes off a string of spectacular KO victories, including an impressive eighth-round stoppage of former WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster. “Robert has enormous potential,” Team Sauerland sports director Hagen Doering said at a press conference in Helsinki on Thursday. “The fact that he stopped Brewster in just his 11th fight tells you something about his class. He has got what it takes to be a champion one day.”

Against Oloukun (17-3, 10 KOs), Helenius is determined to continue where he left it against Brewster. “My goal is to be the heavyweight champion of the world,” Helenius said. “That is what I work hard for every day. I know that Oloukun wants to destroy my dreams, but I will not allow him to do that. I need to beat him on my way to the top.”

Ten months after stopping Scott Gammer at the Hartwall Arena in round six, Helenius is thrilled to be back in the ring in Finland. “It is great to get to fight in Finland in front of my friends and my family,” he said. “I want to show my skills and impress them. The training for this fight has been great. I have been sparring for two weeks and will do two more weeks. Team Sauerland has been able to arrange some great boxers to spar with. I have got the chance to spar with guys like Kubrat Pulev and Tyson Fury. That helps me a lot. I am already in a very good shape.”

The fight night at the Töölö Sporthall is promoted by Pekka Maki´s P3 Boxing.

(Picture: P3 Boxing)

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