Wednesday, 08 October 2014 11:30

Robert Helenius resurfaces in viral video; Breaks record? (Video)

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Reminiscent of the fictional Ivan Drago punching the pressure machine in Rocky IV, 6'6" top-tier heavyweight Robert Helenius (19-0, 11 KO), according to the clip  below, recently punched a soccer ball 100 yards.

The footage was captured in a video that went viral about two months ago.

And while fans were aware he had heavy hands, is the Finnish fighter really this powerful?

And does the punch qualify as a world record? Surely, it must be some sort of record.

Now 30, Helenius was once believed to be a frontrunner as successor to the Klitschko dysnasty but the fighter dubbed 'Nordic Nightmare' has been hampered by what some consider a career-ending shoulder injury, and has fought only three times since knocking out former WBO Heavyweight Champion Siarhei Liakhovich in August 2011.

Helenius, who underwent extensive surgery for his injury in 2012, is also embroiled in a bitter dispute with Sauerland, a promotional company he's worked with in the past.

Inactive for 18 months, Helenius turned pro in 2008 and also owns knockout wins over Sam Peter, Attila Levin and Lamon Brewster as well as a highly controversial decision tilt over Dereck Chisora.

According to rumors, he's looking to return to the ring in 2015.

The Voice
It's believed Robert may have suffered vocal damage as a result of being punched in the throat. Like Batman in the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Helenius' voice adds mystery and a sense of foreboding to his utterances with his strong, commanding tone.
 

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