Heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) took off a shock in March 2020 when he knocked out Adam Kownacki within the fourth spherical on the Barclays Heart.
It was the primary loss in his profession for Kownacki, who was closely favored and just a few steps away from claiming a world title.
The rematch takes place on July twenty fourth on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas as a part of the pay-per-view sub-map of the trilogy combat between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Helenius could be very assured that he’ll get away with one other spectacular end result.
“I am wanting ahead to repeating my first efficiency towards Kownacki on July twenty fourth,” stated Helenius. “Boxing followers can count on one other unbelievable combat with my hand raised in victory. All of Finland will stand behind me once I present the world why I deserve a World Cup combat essentially the most. My solely aim is to change into world champion and sadly he stands in my method for Adam. “
Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs) can’t afford one other defeat on his steadiness sheet. With essential wins towards Charles Martin, Gerald Washington and Chris Arreola, Kownacki tries to get himself again into place for an rising World Cup alternative.
“I am very pleased to be again within the ring,” stated Kownacki.
“The pandemic made life troublesome for everybody, however issues are returning to regular. Being a part of such a giant pay per view feels nice and is a good factor for followers of our sport. This pay-per-view goes to be top-down, action-packed. I can not wait to get revenge on Robert Helenius. I’ve waited an extended 12 months for the rematch, however I will get a win on July twenty fourth. I’ve a sense that issues are going again to regular and that I’ll show that I’m one of many high heavyweights on the earth. “