Robert Helenius

Robert Helenius is a professional boxer from Finland who was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the European heavyweight champion twice between 2011 and 2016, winning both times. Former world heavyweight champions Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter, and Siarhei Liakhovich were all defeated by him. Read on to learn more about him.

Robert Helenius is well-known for what he did.

  • A professional boxer from Finland.

When was Robert Helenius born?

In terms of his early life, Robert was born in the year 1984 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is now 36 years old. He is of mixed race and is of Finnish-Swedish nationality.

He was also born under the Capricorn horoscope symbol. His parents, siblings, and educational background have all remained a mystery.

When did Robert Helenius first start boxing?

  • Robert started boxing under his father’s tutelage when he was just five years old. He placed third in the European “cadets” (U 17) championships in Patras in 2000, losing to Croatian Mario Preskar. In 2001, he won bronze at the Junior European Championships in Sarajevo, losing to hard-hitting Russian Islam Timurziev.
  • He was defeated in the first round of the 2001 Finnish Amateur Boxing Championships in the super heavyweight division by eventual gold medalist Janne Katajisto. Katajisto won the championship the following year, defeating Helenius in the final.
  • He defeated David Price on points in Mianyang in 2005, but then lost to Rustam Saidov.
  • 2006, on the other hand, was a watershed moment for him. He finished second at the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Plovdiv, again losing to Timurziev on points. Helenius had won all of his fights by knockout, including the one against Bogdan Dinu.
  • He has been fighting for Hertha BSC in Germany’s Box-Bundesliga (Premier League) since 2006. Sauerland-Boxstall, Helenius’ promoter, had purchased an option in case he turned pro after the Olympics. He was defeated by Marko Tomasovi and Jaroslavas Jakto in the Olympic qualifiers.
  • In the amateurs, he faced MMA heavyweight fighter Sergei Kharitonov and defeated him by points.
  • In 2008, he turned professional to fight for Wilfried Sauerland of Germany. Helenius beat Taras Bidenko with a third-round stoppage in 2009, knocking out former British heavyweight champion Scott Gammer.
  • He defeated undefeated Grégory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight championship in August 2010. Helenius successfully defended his title for the first time on November 27, 2010, when he defeated Attila Levin in the second round with a technical knockout. He also won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title in the same fight.
  • In Helsinki, Finland, on December 3, 2011, he won the vacant European Championship title (EBU) by defeating Dereck Chisora in a twelve-round split decision. The decision was hotly contested, with most analysts and observers believing Chisora had done enough to earn the victory.
  • In a 10-round match on March 23, 2013, in Magdeburg, Germany, he defeated Michael Sprott on points. In a war, Helenius broke his right wrist.
  • He was inactive for two years due to contract conflicts with Team Sauerland before terminating his contract with Sauerland in February 2015. Sauerland refused to consider the one-sided contract termination and brought the matter to arbitration.
  • After a difficult time finding an opponent, it was revealed on the 15th of October 2017 that he would fight Dillian Whyte on the 28th of October. From the third round on, Whyte dominated the fight, ultimately winning by a twelve-round unanimous decision. He later stated that he was aware of the risks of accepting the match on such short notice and with just a week of preparation, but he took the risk due to financial need.
  • In Narva, Estonia, on November 30, 2019, he faced Mateus Roberto Osorio. He knocked out Osorio with a body punch in the second round after dropping him at the end of the first.
  • In a WBA title eliminator on March 7, 2020, he faced the unbeaten Adam Kownacki. Despite the fact that Kownacki was the overwhelming favorite, by stopping Kownacki in the fourth round, he pulled off a major upset. Helenius will now face titlist Anthony Joshua as a mandatory challenger as a result of his win.

Is Robert Helenius in a relationship?

Robert’s current marital status is under review as he considers his personal life. He hasn’t yet revealed any of his personal details to the public. That indicates that he is a secretive individual who wishes to live a normal life. If you have any additional knowledge about him or the specifics of his affair, please leave a comment below.

What is Robert Helenius’s net worth?

Robert’s net worth and purse payout were collected from credible sources. All of his prize money from boxing fights is estimated. He collects the highest purse money of his career, up to $50,000. His compensation and properties, however, have yet to be revealed.

Robert Helenius’s height

Robert is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 115 kilograms. He, too, has an athletic build, blue eyes, and blonde hair. Furthermore, no other details about his body have been revealed. We will notify you if any information is made public.

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