by Jack Ternan: Highly rated heavyweight contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius says WBC Champion Tyson Fury would be an “easier approach” for him than facing IBF/WBA/WBO Champion Oleksandr Usyk. Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) predicts that he will eliminate ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) if that fight ends.
Fury’s new combat fighting style It would be perfect for a Helenius, a huge drill bit on the inside. If Fury is going to try to hit the 6’6 Helenius the way he did in his last two fights against the Deontay Wilder, he can pounce quickly.
Helenius is a more powerful version of Otto Wallen, who gave Fury pure hell in his fight in 2019, cutting him hard in the second round and hitting him Short punches with batons Inside for 12 painful rounds.
Sugarhill Steward’s Kronk Gym trainer taught the physical technique of hitting opponents would be the wrong technique for Fury to use against a puncher like Helenius. Without an overhaul of Fury, it is expected that he will fall victim to the power of Helenius, which could turn him into Adam Kownacki 2.0.
Assuming Fury could no longer revert to his very old fighting style before Sugarhill became his trainer, Helenius “The Nordic Nightmare” could take him out.
#3 WBA, #13 WBC Helenius, Andy Ruiz Jr. They are potential alternate backup options for the next Fury fight if its Top Rank promoters can’t negotiate against WBC’s mandatory Dillian ‘The Bodysnatcher’ Whyte.
Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, says he will use either former IBF/WBA/WBO champ Andy Ruiz Jr. or Helenius as Tyson Plan-B if negotiations with Whyte fail (28-2, 19 KOs).
Helenius, 38, says his priority now is to secure a title against WBA champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) as he ranks third with the WBA. He wants to be made mandatory after his sixth-round knockout victory over top ten contender Adam Konaki in a rematch late last year on October 9.
If Swedish-born Helenius had a chance to take on Fury, he could take it. One of the problems Fury might have in getting Helenius to agree to fight with him is the possibility that his WBC might not be the streak.
Let’s say Fury walks away from his WBC-ordered title defense against the mandatory Whyte. In this case, his WBC belt will likely cost him, which means a fight with Helenius or Andy Ruiz Jr. He would only have Tyson’s Ring magazine heavyweight belt to fight over.
This title means nothing compared to the WBC belt, so it will be difficult for Top Rank to entice Helenius or Ruiz into a fight with Fury unless they make it financially worthwhile for either of them.
“I’d like to fire Tyson Fury. is the easiest method andOr I’m an Oleksandr Usyk for sure,” Helenius told Sky Sports. “I heard my name was mentioned by Bob Arum and others about the possibility of battling Fury in March.
“Of course, I feel like I’m going to defeat Fury,” Helenius continued. “He looked great against Deontay Wilder, but he would find a less favorable technique against me.
“Whoever comes, Usyek, Fury, anyone, I will be ready. I feel better now than ever in my career. I will win a world title.”
Helenius is one of those who shined late and who improved with age. Earlier in Helenius’ career, he was beaten by Johan Duhobas, Gerald Washington and Dillian White.
However, Helenius has greatly improved from the fighter he has been in the past three years and is much more dangerous.
It’s safe to say that if Top Rank chose to go with Plan-B in their next Fury fight, they would choose to use Andy Ruiz Jr. as his opponent in place of Helenius.
Ruiz Jr. An easy sign for a 6’9 fury, whether he’s dragging him or using movement, he won’t have to worry about dealing with the sheer force or scale that would come from fighting a Helenius.
“We are waiting for an official response from the WBA. This It is my first priority. “I fully expect to be called officially by a mandatory name,” said Helenius.