SHERMAN WILLIAMS NAMED AS ROBERT HELENIUS' COMEBACK FOE
Press Release: Robert Helenius (17-0, 11 KOs) will take on Sherman “The Tank” Williams (35-11-2, 19 KOs) in Helsinki, Finland on November 10th. “It´s a done deal,” promoter Nisse Sauerland confirmed. “The contracts have been signed, the Tank is coming to Finland. This is going to be a tough test for Robert in his comeback. Williams is experienced, rugged and strong. But for Robert to make an impact at the world level, he has to get rid of everyone.”
Williams has had 49 pro fights, including a no contest vs. Evander Holyfield in which Williams hurt Holyfield just before a cut to Holyfield led to the no contest call. Williams defeated Chauncy Welliver on points in June. Williams said, “I look forward to coming to Finland and defeat Helenius in front of his home
fans. As to the big size disparity compared to the 6'6" Helenius, Williams added, “this will be like David fighting Goliath. I am David, a true warrior. A shorter fighter fighting a big tall giant. The bigger the giant, the harder they fall!”
After an 11-month injury break, Helenius is eager to get back into the ring for some real boxing action. “This will be an exciting fight,” the Nordic Nightmare said. “Williams has proven his class in a lot of battles, he is strong and rugged, but he will not leave Finland victorious. I am taller, I am stronger and I am better. The Tank will crash in Helsinki on November 10th!”
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night are available at www.lippupalvelu.fi. The Helenius-Williams clash will be televised exclusively as a pay-per-view event on Viasat's Viaplay service, while the rest of the Nordic Fight Night will be shown on the Nelonen Pro channels. The undercard will feature the biggest talents in Scandinavian boxing, including Danish middleweight Patrick Nielsen (16-0, 8 KOs), Danish 2012 Olympian Dennis Ceylan (1-0, 1 KO), Norway´s Andreas Evensen (16-2-1, 6 KOs), Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (12-0, 6 KOs) as well as Pekka Maki's upcoming Finnish fighters.