Exciting news for Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KOs). Both top heavyweight contenders currently hold the number one spot in their respective rankings.
After beating former world champions Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter and Siarhei Liakhovich, the WBO (World Boxing Organization) already instated Helenius as their number one fighter back in September of last year.
However, after the fight for the European Championship against Dereck Chisora in December 2011, the Finn had to take a longer break due to a serious shoulder injury.
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On November 10, Helenius gave his successful comeback in Helsinki. After ten rounds, the "Nordic Nightmare" won a unanimous points decision against Sherman "The Tank" Williams - the WBO's previous number ten. In their latest Rankings, 28-year-old Helenius is back as the number one ranked boxer.