Finland’s finest heavyweight Robert Helenius has sent a message to the unified champion Anthony Joshua that sooner or later “he’ll be coming”.
Helenius made news this month, defeating Adam Kownacki via a 4th round KO, securing himself a WBA world title fight against Anthony Joshua.
“The Nordic Nightmare” plans to rip away Anthony Joshua’s belts on a ‘Viking invasion’ to Britain, per SkySports.
Helenius admits he was stunned by Joshua’s first professional defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, which was swiftly avenged by Britain’s unified champion in a December rematch, and the formidable 6ft 6in fighter believes he will take the world titles back to Scandinavia.
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I think it would be a very interesting fight against him,” Helenius told Sky Sports, “I would like that very much. It would be fireworks and tactics, of course, but I think it would be a very, very interesting fight for me.
” We are the same height, Anthony and me. I’ve been there in a sparring camp with him. I have nothing personal against him, he’s a very good guy. I think very highly of him and I like him a lot, but I think I would beat him.”
Asked if he would come to the UK, Helenius said: “Of course, the Vikings have been there many times before.
“Yes, that is exactly what I’m planning to do – a Viking invasion.”
Having overcome a string of injuries and illness in recent years, Helenius must now wait for confirmation of a possible WBA final eliminator.
The fully-fit 36-year-old, who holds a points win over Derek Chisora, insists he is not concerned about the identity of an opponent, with the likes of Luis Ortiz and Ruiz Jr sitting above him in the WBA rankings.