Breaking news: Helenius-conqueror Johann Duhaupas to fight in Pori, Finland

Satasisu Fight Night professional boxing event in Pori will receive world-class fighter!

World rated heavyweight contender, Frenchman Johann ”Reptile” Duhaupas, who fights under Monaco license, will arrive to Pori professional boxing event. Duhaupas brutally knocked out Robert Helenius last April in WBC Silver title match in the sixth round in Helsinki. The loss was the first in Helenius’ professional career.

Duhaupas´ entrance at Hartwall Arena. Picture: Petteri Heittola

195 cm tall Duhaupas has fought twice for the heavyweight European title against Finnish boxers. In October 2013 the French knocked out in the fourth round Tampere-based Jarno Rosberg. In April 2014 ”Reptile” defended his title and knocked Kankaanpää-based Janne Katajisto on round seven. Both fights took place in Abbeville, which is Duhaupas’ hometown.

Duhaupas has fought professionally 38 times, and he has won 34 fights. By way of knockout 21 wins and only four defeats. One of losses became the WBC title match in September 2015 against unbeaten ”Brown Bomber” Deontay Wilder in USA. Wilder’s career so far 38-0-0 (37).

Duhaupas’ opponent will be announced later, and the fight is scheduled for eight rounds.

-I´m very happy for this chance to fight in Pori, Finland. Naturally I have good memories from my last visit at Finland when I knocked out Robert Helenius. I´m satisfied that my manager Mehdi Ameur was able to arrange this fight for me with help of Markus Lammi and Jaakko Helminen. I will do my best that the audience will enjoy the show and will see a great fight. I´m eager to get back into the ring again in Finland and I will prove that I will win my belt back, says Johann Duhaupas.

Gunnarin haastattelu – Kolli´s Interview

Carameliton Tytti Becker haastatteli myös islantilaista Gunnar ”Kolli” Kristinssonia, joka on yksi Tytin suosikkinyrkkeilijöistä:

How did you prepare to your fight in Helsinki 2.4 ?
3 months before i did a 8 week power endurance cycle which ended the week before i left for Finland and did 3 1/2 weeks of sparring and training with Robert. So I was well prepared.
Kuva: Petteri Heittola Photography

Kuva: Petteri Heittola Photography

Did you know your oppenents boxing style and did that change your fighting tactic?
I knew he was a little shorter than me and had a very tight boxing stance and was a very tough guy, but no I didn’t change anything im preparation for fighting him, just kept improving what I had been doing.
Did the fight go as expected?
I predicted that I would break him down in the first round and stop him in the second round. Apparently it took me minutes instead of rounds.
Kuva: Juha Varis

Kuva: Juha Varis

Do you want to comment Roberts fight with Duhaupas?
I mean.. it was a good fight that Robert was winning and he had the upperhand. That fight just proved one thing.. it only takes one punch to end the night. But I am 100% certain that Robert will still win a world title!
You did a training camp with Robert before your fight, how did it go?
It went fantastic! Training under Johan Lindström was great. I saw and felt improvements the first week and it carried on through the camp. The sparring also went great, I felt that i was Improving from session to session and was a great honour to sparr someone of Roberts calibre.
What kind of goals have you set for your career?
I set the goal on the top. Universally recognised heavyweight champion of the world! ”The danger in life is not to put your goals to high and not being able to reach them, its to put your goals to to low and reaching them -Michelangelo” Although the way there is a curved line, I will always strive to be the best i can possibly be.
Could you tell me about boxing in Island, do you have many boxers in your country?
Amateur boxing was banned in Iceland untill 2002. Since then we have had a couple of clubs come up with 7 being active now. There are maybe between 25 and 50 active boxers in Iceland. Majority of which are young diplpma boxers. There are a number of senior boxers though, mostly between 64 and 75kg. Its all a working progress, in the future Iceland will have a full roster of world level boxers I’m sure.
What gave you the passion for boxing?
When I started boxing it was primarily to lose weight and get in shape, but after my first sparring session I was hooked. So you might say that boxing is my life and living is my passion.
Who or whom are your favourite professional boxers and why?
My favourite boxers are Lennox Lewis, Larry Holmes and Bernard Hopkins. Both Lennox and Holmes are two of the greatest heavyweights in history and are both self made men who started at the bottom. Both have two of the best heavyweight jabs out there, although Holmes has probably the best Jab ever in boxing.
Their style of fighting and basic tactics alway made me think that thats the kind of fighter i want to become.
Bernard Hopkins is the underdog story, showing that talent has nothing to do with it, but hard work and dedication is the great definer of who you will become as an athlete or as a person. He js also the alphabet for boxing technique and ring generalship. His nicknames tell the story. ”The executioner” for perfect execution of technique. ” The Professor” professor of boxing. ”The Alien” because he cant be of this world.
Kuva: Juha Varis

Kuva: Juha Varis

What is your all time favourite boxing match?
That is a very hard question. I probably have to say Bernard Hopkins vs Felix Trinidad and Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield.
Klitschko vs Fury Rematch, who do you think will win?
It all depends on if Klitschko will listen to his trainer or not.. in the first fight Jonathan Banks was telling Klitschko the correct things to win the fight, but Wlads ego got in the way.. thats the biggest thing that will define how the fight will go. Although Fury will be better this time around, its crazy how a world title can boost a fighters ability. If i had to bet, I’d bet in Fury.
When will we see you in the ring next time?
I was trying to get on the boxinf card April 29. In Copenhagen, but that doesn’t look like its happening unless someone gets injured and i get to fight last minute. But I’m planing to fight in Denmark sometime in May, and hopefully in Åland July 2.
Teksti: Tytti Becker
Artikkelin kirjoittaja keskimmäisenä :) Kuva: Petteri Heittola Photography

Artikkelin kirjoittaja keskimmäisenä 🙂
Kuva: Petteri Heittola Photography

Forsman in London for WBA belt

Caramelito Promotions´ boxer Janne Forsman will on Friday evening battle for WBA Continental cruiserweight belt against British and Commonwealth titlist Ovill ”The Upsetter” McKenzie over 12 rounds.

Forsman was booked this fight with short notice and with higher weight than his normal weight division is, but Forsman aims to upset British boxer in London.

Schedule for Vaasa 13.6.2015 show

Here is schedule for Saturday night´s show at Vaasa on 13.6.2015 (doors open at 18.00)

20.00                 light heavyweight (79,4kgs) 6 rounds

Janne Forsman (FIN) (18-1, 12 KO) – Shalva Meleksishvili (GEO) (7-2-1, 3 KO)

20.30                  super middleweight (78,5kgs) 4 rounds

Mathias Eklund (FIN) (2-0, 1 KO) – Bojan Zarkov (SRB) (3-11, 2 KO)

21.00                  super welterweight (70,5kgs), 6 rounds

Jussi Koivula (FIN) (17-2, 6 KO) – Micheal Obin (SWE / UGA) (5-3, 2 KO)

21.30                  light heavyweight (82,0kgs), 8 rounds

Sami Enbom (FIN) (8-0, 4 KO) – Beka Aduashvili (GEO) (12-0, 6 KO)

22.10                  super featherweight (59,0kgs), 6 rounds

Petteri Fröjdholm (FIN) (7-0, 1 KO) – Serif Gurdijeljac (SRB) (6-1, 2 KO)

22.50                  heavyweight (+90,7kgs), 8 rounds

Robert Helenius (FIN) (20-0, 12 KO) – Beka Lobjanidze (GEO) (12-2, 10 KO)

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weigh-in ceremony at Rewell Center on Friday at 17.00

Three Caramelito fighters on Robert Helenius undercard at Vaasa 13th June show

Three Caramelito Promotions´ boxers, Mathias Eklund, Janne Forsman and Sami Enbom will be fighting in front of biggest audience of their professional boxing career this far on June 13th at Vaasa Arena. Enbom will have 8 round-, Forsman 6 round- and Eklund 4 round- scheduled bouts on Robert Helenius undercard which will take place in Vaasa icehockey hall in Vaasa, Finland.

In the main event former EBU heavyweight champion Robert Helenius will fight against Georgian Beka Lobjanidze over 8 rounds.

The whole fight card is as follows:

Light Heavyweight 6 rounds: Janne Forsman (FIN) – Shalva Meleksishvili (GEO)

Super Middleweight 4 rounds: Mathias Eklund (FIN) – Bojan Zarkov (SRB)

Super Welterweight 6 rounds: 
Jussi Koivula (FIN) – Micheal Obin (SWE / UGA)

Light Heavyweight 8 rounds: Sami Enbom (FIN) – Beka Aduashvili (GEO)

Super Featherweight 6 rounds: Petteri Fröjdholm (FIN) – Serif Gurdijeljac (SRB)

Heavyweight 8 rounds: Robert Helenius (FIN) – Beka Lobjanidze (GEO)

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Lapuan tulokset

Lapualla lauantai-iltana järjestetyn otteluillan tulokset olivat – Results from Lapua:

Janne Forsman W MD 4 Ruslan Rodivich (Peräjoki 40-36,Österberg 39-37, Jylhä 39-39)

Mathias Eklund W UD 4 Siarhei Krapshyla (Österberg 40-36, Jylhä 40-36, Peräjoki 39-37)

Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson W SD 4 Artsiom Charniakevich (Jylhä 39-37, Kanninen 40-37, Österberg 38-40)

Janne Forsman W KO 2 (1.20) Pavel Staravoitau

Lapuan punnitustulokset

Voiman Juhlaa Boxing Night -tapahtuman punnitus järjestettiin perjantai-iltana hotelli-ravintola Lapuanhovin tiloissa.

1. ottelu raskas keskisarja (79,4kg) 4 erää: Ruslan Rodivich – Janne Forsman

  • Rodivich 75,8kg
  • Forsman 79,3kg (farkut jalassa)

Rodivich Forsman


team forsman

Korpaeus – Forsman – Pitkänen. Forsmania tukemassa Terassi ja Ravintola Kuja-Kolli


2. ottelu raskas keskisarja (79,4kg) 4 erää: Siarhei Krapshyla – Mathias Eklund

  • Krapshyla 75,8kg
  • Eklund 78,5kg

Krapshyla Eklund

3. ottelu raskassarja (+90,7kg) 4 erää: Artsiom Charniakevich – Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson

  • Charniakevich 98,4kg
  • Kristinsson 111,0kg

4. ottelu raskas keskisarja (79,4kg) 4 erää, Lapuan Cupin finaali: Pavel Staravoitau – voittaja 1. ottelusta

  • Staravoitau 76,3kg

Ovet Boxing Night -tapahtumaan aukeavat tänään klo 18 – klo 19 alkaa sotilasmaastavedon SE-yritys ja ottelut alkavat klo 20. Liput 15e (aikuiset) / 10e (lapset)

Vaasa 14.3. results

Results from HulluPullo Boxing Night 14.3.2014

  • Mathias Eklund W TKO 2 (time 1:45) Gergely Antal
  • Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson W UD 4 (3 x 40-37) Edgars Kalnars
  • Sami Enbom W TKO 2 (time 2:28) Titusz Szabo
  • Teemu Tuominen W TKO 2 (time 1:22) Istvan Szucs

Next Caramelito Promotions boxer in the ring will be Janne Forsman (15-1, 11 KO) who fights with Ruslan Rodivich (13-12, 13 KO) in Tallinn Estonia on 21.3.2015.

Punnitustulokset – weigh-in results

Suvilahden K-Marketilla suoritetun punnitustilaisuuden tulokset olivat /weigh-in results were:

Gergely Antal 81,4kg

Mathias Eklund 79,9kg


Edgars Kalnars 96,8kg

Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson 113,1kg


Titusz Szabo 81,6kg

Sami Enbom 82,0kg


Istvan Szucs 69,2kg

Teemu Tuominen 72,0kg


Ottelut ovat vedonlyöntikohteina -sivustolla.

Ovet aukeavat klo 21 – doors open at 21.00. Liput 17 euroa – tickets 17 euros.


Schedule for Saturday´s show in Vaasa

Here is schedule for Saturday night´s show in Vaasa Finland

  • 22.05 light heavyweight 81,0kg 4x3min: Gergely Antal (Blue corner) Mathias Eklund (red corner)
  • 22.30 heavyweight +90,7kg, 4x3min: Edgars Kalnars (blue) – Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson (red)
  • circa 23.05 light heavyweight 82,0kg, 6x3min: Titusz Szabo (blue) – Sami Enbom (red)
  • 23.50 super welterweight 70,0kg, 4x3min: Istvan Szucs (blue) – Teemu Tuominen (red)

Tickets from the door 17 euros at 21.00.