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.
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.
Felix Sturm vs Martin Murray, WBA middleweight super title
Friday 2 December, 9.45pm, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Hatton Promotions man Martin Murray kicks off a big weekend for British boxing when he tries to dethrone long time middleweight ruler Felix Sturm in his back garden. It’s a tall order for the St Helens man but one he’s promised to take on swinging.
BoxNation turns into a subscription channel this weekend with an action-packed schedule of title fights featuring Brits Dereck Chisora and John Murray, as well as Latin superstars Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.
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.
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.