Undefeated heavyweight contender Robert Helenius is set to fight for the 18th time in Helsinki on November 10, according to a report from Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE’s sports news service YLE Urheilu.
The 28 year-old has been out of the ring with a career-threatening shoulder injury since controversially defeating Dereck Chisora last November and at one point, it seemed doubtful that Helenius would return.
The Finn told WBN that he was looking to return by the end of the year in an interview a couple of months back and that now looks to have come to fruition if the reports from his home country are accurate.
Helenius is the current number one contender to European champion Kubrat Pulev after being forced to vacate the title through inactivity, although a match-up against the Bulgarian would be highly unlikely at this point.
Instead, the 6ft 6ins brute will most probably be thrown in with a much easier opponent as he attempts to test out the shoulder’s recovery in a competitive contest and Pulev could be two or three fights away at least.
A rematch with Chisora has also been touted in 2013, but everything hinges on whether there are no ill effects from the injury and if the Sauerland fighter can get back to the form he showed prior to their first contest.
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