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Robert Helenius Stops Sam Peter In Style - Is Helenius A Future Champ?

By James Slater: Last night in Germany, on the under-card of WBO cruiserweight champ Marco Huck's latest retention, unbeaten heavyweight hope Robert Helenius put on a performance that arguably stole the show. Putting down and stopping former WBC champ Sam Peter in the 9th round, Helenius improved to 15-0 with 10th KO's.

The tall, impressive-looking boxer showed a nice jab and he clearly has power in his left hook. Okay, Peter has seen better days and he also came in at a disapppointing 259, but the win deserves some respect. Peter is always dangeropus yet Helenius controlled him and then took him out in style.

The heavyweight division always needs new faces who can excite the fans; maybe in Helenius we have a star in the making and maybe a champion of the future?

At the very least, Helenius can be expected to move on and build on his biggest win to date, maybe one day in the not too distant future he will be in there with a Klitschko! There is much work to be done before he reaches that stage, obviously, and a couple more wins, over quality names would be great for the unbeaten hope. But it just may be that the division gained another important name last night.

Who wouldn't want to see more of Helenius? As for Peter, who was stopped for the third time as a pro, his time at anything like the top of the division has almost certainly ended.

In other action on the card:

Artur Hein SD 12 Tony Averlant
Dominik Britsch UD 8 Jozsef Matolcsi
Sergej Rozvadovskij TKO 7 Thomas Ulrich
David Graf TKO 1 Olegs Lopajevs
Marco Huck UD 12 Ran Nakash

Article posted on 03.04.2011



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