Robert Helenius and his trainer Johan Lindström. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Finnish heavyweight boxer Robert Helenius, 34, wins against his Belarusian opponent, Yury Bykhatsou, 31, in Rakvere, northern Estonia, on Saturday night.

Helenius won by a split decision.

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Helenius broke his right hand in the first round and was therefore unable to use it in any of the following seven rounds.

His opponent kept pushing forward, but Helenius kept standing and tried to keep him away with his left hand only.


After the X-rays, one of Helenius’ metacarpal bones was declared broken.

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