Lamon Brewster, Helenius-Gammer added to Valuev/Chagaev card
Further to the WBA heavyweight title fight between Nikolai Valuev and Ruslan Chagaev, Scandinavian fight fans will get a first-hand look at the impressive boxing skills of “Relentless” Lamon Brewster (35-4, 30 KOs). The former WBO heavyweight champion, who even knocked out Wladimir Klitschko, has been added to May 30´s star-studded undercard at Hartwall Arena. “I look forward to fighting in Helsinki,” Brewster said. “I want to give the Scandinavian fans a taste of my class..”
Article posted on 15.05.2009
Brewster clinched the vacant WBO heavyweight title in April 2004 when he spectacularly knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in the fifth round of their showdown in Las Vegas. He made three successful defences before losing a close fight against Sergej Liakhovich. Klitschko eventually got his revenge, defeating him in a re-match in front of 18,000 fans in Cologne in July 2007. “I was not in top shape on that night,” he said. “But I am back in top shape now. My goal is to fight for the world title again soon and that is why I have joined Team Sauerland. I look forward to proving my class in Helsinki.” Brewster made his first fight for Team Sauerland in March when he defeated Michael Sprott.
Kalle Sauerland is thrilled to have the American star on board. “He is one of the biggest names in the heavyweight scene,” he said. “He has been in the ring with many big fighters. With Valuev, Chagaev, Helenius, Braekhus and all the Finnish talent, the fight night in Helsinki will certainly be a spectacular one.”
Robert Helenius vs Scott Gammer
Scandinavian heavyweight hopeful Robert Helenius (7-0, 3 KOs) will face the biggest test of his career when he takes on Scott “The Hammer” Gammer on the undercard of the hotly-anticipated WBA heavyweight title fight between Nikolai Valuev and Ruslan Chagaev. The “Nordic Nightmare” confirmed his great shape with a spectacular second-round TKO victory over Ozcan Cetankaya last weekend, dusting his opponent with a huge right uppercut in the first and then again with a big right in the second.
Helenius, a silver-medallist at the 2006 European Amateur Championships, is now looking forward to a “tough challenge” at Hartwall Arena on May 30. “I am thrilled to be fighting in front of my home fans,” said the 25-year-old, who was born in Sweden and raised in Finland. “Gammer is a difficult opponent but I will defeat him. I want to show the Scandinavian public what I have learned during the one year with Sauerland Event.”
Gammer (18-3, 9 KOs) is well-known not only in Great Britain but all over Europe. He came close to winning the EU heavyweight title last August but a hand injury forced him to retire in the eighth round against Francesco Pianeta. “Gammer is certainly the most difficult opponent Robert has ever been in the ring with,” Sauerland Event sports director Hagen Doering said. “But we have been very pleased with his development, so it is time to take the next step. With the support of his home fans, he will definitely beat Gammer. Robert is a potential champion and he will prove that in Helsinki on May 30.”
Remaining tickets for the hotly-anticipated fight night at the Hartwall Arena are available at www.lippu.fi as well as +358 600 900 900. VIP packages can be purchased at www.revengeofthegiant.com.
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