Robert Helenius believes the WBA “have bungled the whole thing” with regards to his rightfully earned shot at the belt currently held by Oleksandr Usyk. Helenius says he has his lawyers standing by.
Helenius won a “final eliminator” by beating Adam Kownacki and he says he must now face the winner of the Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch.
While speaking to Sky Sports, Helenius said his lawyers will “only have one option” if he is not awarded a shot at the winner of the August 20 fight.
On top of all this, Daniel Dubois is listed as the “regular” WBA heavyweight champion, and Joe Joyce, who has been the #1 contender with the WBO for some time, wants his shot at Usyk. This means it may take some time to decide who is most entitled to the shot at the belt, however, Helenius is confident it will be him.
“I definitely should be next,” Helenius said. “Every elimination bout after mine is bullshit! At this point, if we are not designated the mandatory after Usyk’s next fight, we will have only one option. My lawyers are very confident that the WBA have bungled this whole thing, so I am confident in my position. For now I will just stay focused on training and see how Usyk versus Joshua and my WBA situation plays out. But I remain in a great position for something very big in the coming months for sure.”