Robert Helenius was even higher towards Adam Kownacki this time. In a rematch of their March 2020 slugfest which Helenius received through fourth-round TKO, Helenius battered Kownacki all through to induce a stoppage at 2:38 of the sixth spherical.
“I anticipated [this win] as a result of, what does he have?” Helenius mentioned. “Don’t get me improper. He’s an excellent brawler, however I’ve been preventing brawlers for 20 years. I understand how to take care of them, even when they’re hitting me low or behind the top. That doesn’t hassle me.”
Helenius used his peak and size to field within the first, working the jab up and downstairs and briefly buckling Kownacki with a proper towards the tip of the stanza.
Kownacki got here alive within the second and third, throwing punches in bunches however earned a warning for 2 low blows that sank Helenius to his knees. The “Nordic Nightmare” took over from that time on, bloodying Kownacki’s nostril and shutting his left eye with thudding energy pictures.
The regular hammering continued till the sixth, when Kownacki touchdown one other low blow. Referee Celestino Ruiz examined Kownacki as he warned him and determine to halt the motion.
“Proper now, I need to go house to my household,” Helenius mentioned. “I’ve been away from them for 4 weeks. Then we will fear about what’s subsequent.”
Featherweight prospect Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington had a spotless skilled debut, shutting out Texas native Cesar Cantu (3-2, 1 KO) by similar scores of 40-36.
Heavyweight upstart Viktor Faust (8-0, 6 KOs) knocked down Mike Marshall (6-2-1, 4 KOs) twice and completed off the Connecticut native within the third spherical.