Helenius: Kownacki chose the wrong opponent

Heavyweight Robert Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) has vowed to defeat unbeaten Adam Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) in their WBA title eliminator on FOX March 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“This is the fight I have been waiting for,” said Helenius. “All of the years of training and fighting will pay off when we fight on March 7. Kownacki is about to feel the strength of Thor’s hammer. I respect him for taking this fight, but he chose the wrong opponent. This is not going to be a fight; it’s going to be a war. I will be the last man standing.”

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  • Helenius needs to be careful making vows saying he will beat who. Considering the way Washington handled him the last time he fought, history may repeat itself.

  • For sure, someone handled Helenius a slip of paper with these scrips. Truly a meaningless fight, but well publicized. The truth will prevail when Kownacki flatten him, as is expected.

  • Every time Helenius steps up he gets a beat down.
    expecting nothing more then a KTFO from Kownacki in 2!

  • Last time I saw Helenius he was slow, over-cautious and missing a step. He’s missing snap in his punches and he looked 100% to be a fairly shot fighter on the back end of his career. His words are unrealistic to what I saw of him vs average opposition. This guy is gonna get hammered and stopped very early.

  • If Helenius comes in shape and can weather the first couple of rounds, I could see him winning. Kownacki can throw shots, but once his motor runs down he mostly throws arm punches. I’d love to be wrong and see Kownacki taking this fight seriously and come ready in great shape… but I wanted that for Ruiz too. These guys who think they can be out-of-shape all year long can occasionally put on a good fight and win on superior technique alone, but eventually that inability to be a top level athlete catches up with you. If you’re making six or seven figures on a fight, do the World a favor and show up in shape and ready to rock.

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