British heavyweight Dereck Chisora had what should have been a breakout win on Saturday in Helsinki. Instead, he's lost in the shuffle after suffering a split decision, robbery loss to Robert Helenius.
But Chisora is only demanding one thing: A rematch, on neutral ground. At the post-fight press conference, he made clear that he felt he was robbed (via BoxRec News):
"I would love a rematch, but I want a rematch on a neutral ground, but not here or in London – we find somewhere else, I think me and him will sell out. We have to have a rematch between January or February.
"I did get robbed, most people in here know that I got robbed and even his promoter knows that I got robbed, so now we are going to make noise – I want a rematch. I said it before that this guy cannot beat and he did not beat me. I took all of his shots. In the first round, yes, I was kind of warming up and he did hurt me and I jumped on him. This after that I took control of the fight and I want a rematch."
Wilfried Sauerland, the head of Helenius' promotional company, didn't say no to a rematch, but did note that Helenius owes Alexander Dimitrenko first crack at the European title he picked up with his bogus victory over Chisora.
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I should say something else that Chisora said during the presser, because it's true: This is not Robert Helenius' fault and nobody blames him. Helenius fought hard the whole fight. It was a really good heavyweight fight, and Helenius has been in my two favorite heavyweight fights of the year. I consider him a must-watch action guy right now. He just got out-gunned by a more determined guy who pressured wonderfully and put in a career-best performance. He didn't score the fight.