This afternoon from Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland, "The Nordic Nightmare" Robert Helenius makes his return to the ring against veteran Sherman "The Tank" Williams, in a heavyweight bout that headlines at the arena, and will be shown live in the United States as the co-feature to the Klitshcko-Wach fight from Germany.
Fight time: 4:30 pm EST
TV channel: Epix (US) and streaming live on EpixHD.com / 3+ (Denmark)
Helenius (17-0, 11 KO) has been out since December 2011, when he suffered a shoulder injury during his controversial win at home against Dereck Chisora. The 6'6" bomber says the injury is fully healed and won't be a problem going forward, but it's certainly worth keeping an eye on today and in the near future.
Williams (35-11-2, 19 KO) is giving up a ton of height, as the native of the Bahamas stands just 5'11", but he's known as someone who comes to fight, and he's a solid comeback opponent for Helenius. It's not that he likely has much chance of winning, but today's about shaking rust for the big man, and Williams isn't someone who tends to just roll over. He may have lost 11 times, but he's only been stopped once, and that was in 1999.
We'll have live coverage of Helenius-Williams as part of our Klitschko-Wach coverage this afternoon, so join us then.