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Helenius wins by KO, U.S. return planned

In a tune-up fight, heavyweight Robert ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) won by second round KO over Mateus Roberto “Tsunami” Osorio (9-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night in the historic Estonian city of Narva. Helenius has set his sights on a return to the United States in the next few months. He made his U.S. debut in July, but was stopped by Gerald Washington.

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    • I think Gerald Washington made him feel what a human punching bag feels like. Helenius is a tall fighter and is very imposing when you see him. However, he does not utilize his body mechanics well as a fighter and seems stiff, robotic at times, does not embrace lateral movement that much for defense. I personally think his career as a heavyweight fighter is limited unless he makes some serious changes.

      • Helenius is 35 and running out of time. I think he’s too old to make the necessary cahnges. I doubt he will be able to break into the top 15 anymore, regardless of what he may or may not want to try :))

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