World rated heavyweight contender, Frenchman Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas – who fights under a Monaco license, will fight on the upcoming Pori, Finland professional boxing event.
Duhaupas brutally knocked out Robert Helenius last April in a WBC Silver title match in the sixth round in Helsinki and now heads back to the country on April 22. The loss was the first in Helenius’ professional career. Standing 195 cm tall, Duhaupas has fought twice for the European heavyweight title against Finnish boxers.
In October 2013, he knocked out Tampere-based Janne Rosberg in the fourth. In April 2014, “Reptile” defended his title and knocked out Kankaanpää-based Janne Katajisto in round seven. Both fights took place in Abbeville, which is Duhaupas’ hometown.
Duhaupas has fought professionally 38 times and he has won 34 fights. 12 of those wins by way of knockout, with only four defeats. One of those losses came during the WBC title match in September 2015 against unbeaten ”Brown Bomber” Deontay Wilder in USA. Wilder’s career so far is an impressive 38-0-0 (37).
Duhaupas’ opponent will be announced later and the fight is scheduled for eight rounds.
“I´m very happy for this chance to fight in Pori, Finland. Naturally, I have good memories from my last visit to Finland when I knocked out Robert Helenius. I´m satisfied that my manager Mehdi
“I´m satisfied that my manager Mehdi Ameur was able to arrange this fight for me with help of Markus Lammi and Jaakko Helminen.
“I will do my best so that the audience will enjoy the show and will see a great fight. I´m eager to get back into the ring again in Finland and I will prove that I will win my belt back soon,” said Duhaupas.