Tyson Fury ‘easier’ than Oleksandr Usyk, says Robert Helenius who is close to world title fight: ‘I would knock Fury out’ | Boxing News

Robert Helenius insisted there was “no longer a competitor worthy” of getting the mandatory shot at Oleksandr Usyk but also warned Tyson Fury was an “easier style for me”.

The Finnish veteran exploded in the world title competition with the two best results of his career – consecutive victories by knockout over the previously undefeated Adam Konaki.

Helenius “The Nordic Nightmare” is ranked 3rd by the World Boxing Association (WBA), whose belt is USIC, and claims designation as a mandatory competitor.

Robert Helenius appeared in the world title picture

“At the moment we are waiting for an official response from the IBF,” Helenius said. “This is my number one priority.” Sky Sports.

“I have notified my WBA attorney in writing, I have paid the penalty fees, and there is no competitor worth fighting Usyk in the WBA more than me.

“I fully expect to be officially named mandatory.

“I won it and I will fight outside the ring as much as inside the ring to get my chance.”

Usyk prepares to defend his IBF, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles in a rematch against Anthony Joshua.

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Tyson Fury broke up Deontay Wilder twice

Britain’s Danielle Dubois has been ranked number one by the World Boxing Association and is targeting a fight with Trevor Bryan, who holds the “regular” belt of the governing body.

Michael Hunter is ranked second.

Helenius, who shared the ring with Derek Chisora ​​and Dillian Whyte, emerged as an unexpected choice to take on Fury.

Adam Konaki, Robert Helenius
Helenius has KO’d Adam Kownacki twice

Fury is in negotiations to defend his WBC belt against mandatory contender Whyte, but he has not struck a deal yet, despite naming March 26 as a preferred date for a comeback.

Helenius and Andy Ruiz Jr have been cited as alternatives to Whyte by Bob Arum, who promotes Fury in the United States.

“I heard my name was mentioned by Bob Arum and others about the possibility of a fight against Fury in March,” Helenius said.

“Of course, I feel like I’m going to defeat Fury.

Robert Helenius
Helenius thinks Fury is “easier” to beat Usek

“He looked great against Deontay Wilder, but he would find a less favorable technique against me.

“I was going to fire Fury.

“It’s an easier technique for me than Usik for sure.”

The race to be chosen as a mandatory contender for each of the four running governing bodies, as Fury prepares for his anticipated fight with Whyte and Usyk to meet Joshua once again.

Robert Helenius, Adam Konaki
Helenius, 38, was underdog when he first met Konaki

Joe Joyce is ranked #1 by WBO, Filip Hrgovic is #1 with IBF, and Whyte is WBC’s mandatory contender.

Helenius said: “I leave the business side to my principals Marcus Sundmann and our advisor Mike Burau – no matter who comes, Usic, Fury, anyone, I’ll be ready.

“Now I feel better than ever in my career. I’m going to win a world title.”

Sky sports boxing schedule

Sunday January 16 – Highest ranking in New York
Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard – WBO Light Heavyweight Title

Sunday January 30th – Top Ranking in Tulsa
Robson Conceicao vs Xavier Martinez – WBC Super Featherweight Title Eliminator

Sat Feb 5 (Target) – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles

Saturday 19 February – BOXXER in Manchester
Amir Khan vs Keil Brook
The advent of Fraser Clark Pro

Josh Taylor vs. Jack Caterall – Undisputed Ultra-Lightweight Titles

Saturday, March 5th – Top Ranking in Fresno
Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza

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