Robert Helenius Will Now Face Orlov, Braekhus Back on Oct. 21
By Per Ake Persson
Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius will now face Russian giant Evgeny Orlov (21-17-1) tomorrow night in Tallin (Estonia) and not Brit Ian Lewison as was planned.
The story is that there were people waiting for Lewison at the airport in Tallinn but he didn´t show up with the official reason given that he didn´t get a fight permit from the British Boxing Board of Control – but there is no answer to why that was (yet). Orlov will arrive tonight from Moscow.
Also from Finland on the bill are light heavyweights Timo Laine and Dayron Lester.
German light heavyweight prospect Serge “Bavarian Sniper” Michel, 2-0, takes on Georgian Zura Mekereshvili, credited by boxrec with a 21-9 ledger, in the headliner of Petko´s Boxpromotion´s show at the TuS Hall in Traunreut.
In the co-feature, former world title challenger Francesco Pianeta, 32-2-1, eases back into action after a layoff against Edi Delibaltaoglu, 3-2. Super lightweight Howik “the Lion” Bebraham, 8-0, square off against Italian Mohammed Khalladi, 7-5.
Norwegian boxing queen Cecilia Braekhus will not try the US market this fall but instead defend her titles, WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and IBO female welterweight belts, on October 21 at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Stokke. Opponent is not yet signed but Mikaela Lauren from Sweden is one name mentioned.