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Mikkel Kessler: Khattab is in great shape, ready for Grafka

Mikkel Kessler says his protégé Abdul Khattab (14-1, 4 KOs) is in great shape ahead of his clash with Bartlomiej Grafka (18-22-3, 9 KOs) on October 15 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. The former five-time World Champion has been impressed with what he has seen from Khattab in training, and is backing the Copenhagen […]

Kessler could return to the ring for Ward or Froch fights, says Nelson

By Scott Gilfoid: The soon to be 36-year-old former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is reportedly interested in returning to the boxing ring if he can get a big fight against either Andre Ward or Carl Froch to fight for their straps, according to Sky Sport’s Johnny Nelson. Kessler recently stepped […]

Kessler vs. Ward: Sauerland to fight for Mikkel’s career against Andre

By Oliver Norager: Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) may have lived a short retirement after all. Rumors going on in Danish paper Ekstrabladet is that Kalle Sauerland, Kessler’s promoter, is in Los Angeles to get a fight for the Danish legend against his former conqueror André Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) […]

Mikkel Kessler retiring from boxing

Thank you for supporting me through out my career. It has been an absolute pleasure stepping into the ring, home as well as abroad. — Mikkel Kessler (@MikkelKessler) February 1, 2015 By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is saying that he’s retiring from boxing after 17 years as […]

Hearn says Golovkin, Hopkins and Kessler are potential opponents for Froch

By Scott Gilfoid: After sitting idle for the last eight months without fighting anyone, IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) said he would still sit and wait on a fight against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a bout that Froch is hoping can take place as early as […]

DeGale-Kessler possible for April

By Gav Duthie: After accepting that he is highly unlikely to fight Carl Froch anytime soon James ‘Chunky’ DeGale is in negotiations with great Dane Mikkel Kessler on April 25 possibly at the O2 arena. As of yet it is unclear if this would be for the IBF world title but this seems unlikely. The International […]

Kessler vs. DeGale: Mikkel to possibly face James in April

By Oliver Norager: Former super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) is possibly facing Olympian gold-medalist champion James DeGale (20-1, 14 KO’s) on April 25 at London’s 02 Arena. The fight is for the IBF world title. According to Danish paper, Ekstrabladet, Kessler has gotten a offer from DeGale’s promoter, Eddie Hearn. The Dane’s […]

James DeGale vs. Mikkel Kessler possible for April

By Scott Gilfoid: Instead of James DeGale getting a fight against IBF belt holder Carl Froch, DeGale could wind up facing the aging 35-year-old Mikkel Kessler in April, according to the Mirror. DeGale and Kessler would presumably be fighting for the IBF belt once the International Boxing Federation strips the strap from Froch for failing […]

DeGale’s trainer says Fielding, Kessler or Dirrell could be next

By Scott Gilfoid: Jim McDonnell, the trainer for #1 IBF super middleweight contender James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs), isn’t quite sure who DeGale will end up fighting if current IBF 168lb champion Carl Froch is stripped or vacates his IBF strap for not agreeing to defend it against DeGale, his mandatory challenger. American Andre Dirrell […]

Sauerland: Kessler’s next opponent to be announced soon

By Oliver Norager: Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is expected to make an announcement about his upcoming fight soon. Kessler hasn´t fought since his close decision loss to IBF/WBA champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs)  in May of 2013 in London, England. In that fight Kessler chose not to come […]

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