Robert Helenius believes he would knock out Tyson Fury, as he plots a heavyweight world title shot.
Helenius stopped Adam Kownacki for a second time with a brutal efficiency on the undercard of Fury’s sensational trilogy victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in October, which noticed him retain his WBC heavyweight world title.
Fury was ordered to face obligatory challenger, Dillian Whyte and a handbag bid is due on Tuesday, ought to the edges fail to achieve a deal.
The Brit’s US promoter, Bob Arum named Helenius as a substitute choice for a UK homecoming in March in addition to Andy Ruiz Jr within the US throughout an interview with IFLTV final month and the 38-year-old Finland native insists he would halt ’The Gypsy King’, who’s undefeated in 32 fights.
“I’ve heard my title talked about by Bob Arum and others of presumably combating Fury in March,” Helenius told Sky Sports.
“In fact, I really feel I’d beat Fury
“He appeared nice in opposition to Deontay Wilder, however he would discover a a lot much less beneficial fashion in opposition to me.
“I’d knock Fury out.
“He’s a better fashion for me than Usyk for certain.”
Victory for ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ cemented his lofty rating with the WBA, behind ‘tremendous’ champion, Oleksandr Usyk who dethroned Anthony Joshua in September to change into unified titlist, while Trevor Bryan holds the ‘common’ belt.
Joshua and Usyk are set for a rematch, prone to be staged in April in response to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Helenius’ precedence is to safe a WBA title shot and has revealed that his crew have written to the governing physique to change into obligatory challenger.
“Proper now we’re ready for a proper response from the WBA, that is my first precedence,” Helenius stated.
“My lawyer has notified WBA in writing, I’ve paid sanctioning charges, and there’s no extra deserving contender to struggle Usyk within the WBA than me.
“I totally count on to be formally named obligatory.
“I’ve earned it and I’ll struggle outdoors the ring as exhausting as I struggle contained in the ring for my alternative.”