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Get 2 Know Robert Helenius

Posted on 07/25/2010

Status: Top 10 heavyweight contender. Has a pro record of 12-0 with 7 KO’s.

Ht: 6-6 1/2 Wt: 243

DOB: Janury 2, 1984 In: Stockholm, Sweden

Nickname: The Nordic Nightmare.

Boxing Inspiration: My father.

Childhood Heroes: My brothers, because they helped me a lot.

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Reading books, playing with my kids.

Favorite Movie: Into The Wild, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas.

Last Book Read: Marilyn Manson.

Musical Tastes: Everything, Cypress Hill.

Favorite TV Show: Madventures.

First Job: Selling potatoes at a marketplace.

Current Car: Saab.

Favorite Meal: Now it´s sushi.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla.

Pre-Fight Feeling: Confident and focused.

Pre-Fight Meal: Sushi or noodles.

Childhood Dream: To fly.

Early Boxing Memory: When I won the bronze medal at the Youth European Championship in Greece 2000.

Greatest Sports Moment (so far): To beat Lamon Brewster.

Most Painful Moment of Your Career: I broke my left thumb in 2006 and could not travel to the World Championships.

Funny Boxing Memory: Every day has to be funny.

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: When I was 18 I lost by TKO against Andreas Berghall.

Favorite Fighters To Watch: Lennox Lewis.

Favorite Fights: Lewis against Tyson and Klitschko. There were a lot!

Last Vacation: I don´t remember [smiles].

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: Ice hockey.

Which Fight Did You Feel At Your Very Best/Your Finest Performance: Against Brewster in January, 2010 (won by TKO 8).

Toughest Opponent: Gbenga Oloukun. Because I broke my right hand in the fourth round of the fight and had, of course, to go on.

People Qualities Most Admired: To have the right discipline in this hard business and sport.

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