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Helenius Beats His Belarusian Opponent With One Hand

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.

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

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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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