Sauerland agreement allows Helenius to fight in Estonia
WBN has been updated regarding the cloudy situation involving heavyweight Robert Helenius and the Finn’s scheduled fight at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Estonia on Saturday night.
The 31 year-old is due to battle Hungarian Andras Csomor in Tallinn over six rounds even though there had been doubts cast over the contest when Sauerland issued a statement yesterday claiming a courtroom victory.
Sauerland stated that a judge had ruled that their long-standing contract with Helenius remained valid, meaning the 19-0 puncher was still obliged to compete for the German-based promoters under the terms of his deal.
In the wake of the announcement late of Wednesday, some assumed that Helenius would automatically be forced to cancel his appearance at the event this weekend, although Kalle Sauerland has revealed to WBN why this is not the case.
“They (Helenius’ team) had tried to terminate the agreement (with Sauerland, but) this was dismissed and the agreement remains valid. Robert Helenius will be allowed to box in Estonia this weekend, (that is) correct, but he boxes under the terms of our agreement,” Sauerland exclusively told World Boxing News.
‘The Nordic Nightmare’ last fought when out-pointing Michael Sprott way back in March of 2013 over ten rounds, but in total has only fought a total of three times in three and a half years due to various injuries and his contractual dispute.
Sauerland remain steadfast in their bid to stage a bout with Helenius upon his completion of the Csomor clash though and hope to set up a return to Finland for the talented boxer at some point in the summer.