Boxing News: Robert Helenius, a world title contender, believes Tyson Fury is ‘easier’ than Oleksandr Usyk: ‘I’d take out Fury’

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Source: Skysports

Boxing News: Robert Helenius claims there is “no more deserving contender” for a mandatory shot at Oleksandr Usyk, but warns that Tyson Fury’s “style is an easier style for me.”

With two career-best outcomes – consecutive knockout wins against the previously undefeated Adam Kownacki – the Finnish veteran surged into world title contention.

‘The Nordic Nightmare’ is a horror film set in the Nordic countries. Helenius is ranked No. 3 by the WBA, whose belt is held by Usyk, and he is requesting that he be made the mandatory challenger.

“Right now, we’re waiting for a formal reaction from the WBA,” Helenius said to Sky Sports.

“My lawyer has written to the WBA, I’ve paid the sanctioning fees, and there is no one more deserving to fight Usyk in the WBA than me.

“I fully expect to be declared obligatory.

“I’ve earned it, and I’ll fight as hard outside the ring as I do inside it for my chance.”

In a rematch with Anthony Joshua, Usyk will defend his IBF, WBA, and WBO heavyweight crowns.

Daniel Dubois of the United Kingdom is ranked No. 1 by the WBA and is set to face Trevor Bryan, who has the governing body’s regular’ belt.

Michael Hunter is ranked No. 2 in the world.

Helenius, who has fought alongside Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte in the ring, has also emerged as an unlikely opponent for Fury.

Despite identifying March 26 as his ideal date for a comeback, Fury is still in talks to defend his WBC title against mandatory challenger Whyte.

Bob Arum, who promotes Fury in the United States, suggested Helenius and Andy Ruiz Jr as options to Whyte.

“Bob Arum and others have floated my name as a possible opponent for Fury in March,” Helenius stated.

“Of course, I think I’d be able to defeat Fury.”

“He looked fantastic against Deontay Wilder, but he’d have a far more difficult time against me.”

“I’d knock out Fury.”

“He has a much simpler style for me than Usyk.”

As Fury prepares for his anticipated bout with Whyte and Usyk prepares to face Joshua once more, the race to be selected as the mandatory challenger for each of the four regulatory bodies is on.

The WBO has Joe Joyce at No. 1, the IBF has Filip Hrgovic at No. 1, while the WBC has Whyte as the mandatory challenger.

“I leave the business aspect to my manager Markus Sundman and our advisor Mike Borao – whoever comes, Usyk, Fury, or anyone else, I’ll be ready,” Helenius stated.

“I’m in the best shape of my life right now.” I’m going to win a global championship.”

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