Ringside Round-Up: Chisora cheated, Murray defeated and Mares vindicated

Derek Chisora failed to leave Finland on Saturday with the vacant European heavyweight title as he controversially lost to hometown fighter Robert Helenius.

The Londoner appeared to shade the bout against the towering Helenius - regarded by some as the best heavyweight outside of the Klitschko brothers - by staying the busier of the two.

Chisora tries to kiss Helenius at weigh-in

Things got heated at the weigh-in for Dereck Chisora’s European heavyweight title clash with Finnish big man Robert Helenius yesterday afternoon. After already vowing to ‘make love’ to his opponent in the ring, Chisora stoked the fire when he seemingly motioned to kiss ‘The Nordic Nightmare’. Chisora was the heavier man weighing in at 243.1lbs while 6ft 6in Helenius came in at 239.4lbs.

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Felix Sturm vs Martin Murray, WBA middleweight super title
Friday 2 December, 9.45pm, Sky Sports 1/HD1

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Chisora: ‘They don’t have many heroes in Finland’

Dereck Chisora continued his provocation of Finish heavyweight contender Robert Helenius yesterday at the final press conference for their December 3 meeting in the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

Chisora: ‘I’ll be bigger hit in Finland than Nokia!’

Dereck Chisora has vowed to walk into the lions den when he faces Finnish heavyweight contender Robert Helenius in his backyard on December 3 and come back with the vacant European title.

In an interview with Boxing-online.com, the former British and Commonwealth champion declared that he was back to his unstoppable best and promised to stand in front of ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ and throw bombs all night.

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