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Robert Helenius vs. Dereck Chisora II delayed until “after the summer”

The two first fought in 2011

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The lukewarmly anticipated rematch between Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora, which would have been for the WBC “Silver” heavyweight title and put the winner uncomfortably close to a Deontay Wilder fight, has been pushed back from May 27th to sometime “after the summer.”

The card only had one complete fight aside from the main event, so rescheduling shouldn’t prove all that difficult.

Sauerland Promotions named a “number of contributing factors,” a delightfully ambiguous statement that opens the door for any number of conspiracy theories. The fact that Dillian Whyte just pulled out of his fight with Mariusz Wach seems like as good a starting point as any.

Helenius (24-1, 15 KO) has not beaten a single quality opponent since his questionable triumph over Chisora (26-7, 18 KO) in 2011 and was flattened by Johann Duhaupas two Aprils ago. Chisora, meanwhile, took a break from his busy schedule of crushing overmatched Eastern European stiffs to slug it out with Whyte in December, losing a narrow split decision.

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