Helenius: I’d knock Tyson Fury out, he’s easier to fight than Usyk

Helenius recently defeated Adam Kownack. if Whyte pulls back from the fight, Helenius may be selected to face Fury.

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Helenius: I'd knock Tyson Fury out, he's easier to fight than Usyk
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Robert Helenius, a heavyweight boxer, has been regarded as a possible opponent for WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Helenius recently defeated Adam Kownacki.

Last year’s rematch was a WBA eliminator, and the Nordic fighter has provided the regulatory body information that he wants to be the compulsory challenger to current WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk, who will also fight Anthony Joshua in a rematch in the next few months.

Helenius while talking to Skysports said

Right now we are waiting for a formal response from the WBA, this is my first priority.

My lawyer has notified WBA in writing, I’ve paid sanctioning fees, and there is no more deserving contender to fight Usyk in the WBA than me. I fully expect to be officially named mandatory.

I’ve earned it and I will fight outside the ring as hard as I fight inside the ring for my opportunity.

On March 26, Fury is set to step into the ring.

Dillian Whyte is the champion’s obligatory challenger, but the opposing sides are still finding it difficult to strike an agreement.

A WBC purse auction is set for January 18 at present.

If Whyte pulls back from the fight, Helenius may be selected to face Fury.

He continued

I have heard my name mentioned by Bob Arum and others of possibly fighting Fury in March.

Of course, I feel I would beat Fury. He looked great against Deontay Wilder, but he would find a much less favorable style against me. I would knock Fury out.

He is an easier style for me than Usyk for sure.I leave the business side to my manager Markus Sundman and our advisor Mike Borao – whoever comes, Usyk, Fury, anyone, I will be ready.

I feel better now than ever in my career. I will win a world title.

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