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Kalle Sauerland interested in matching Kessler up with Froch for two fights

Carl Froch Mikkel KesslerBy William Mackay: Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for Mikkel Kessler, feels that the Super Six tournament didn’t end last weekend with WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s win over WBC champion Carl Froch in the Super Six final in the United States. While the tournament, which was created by Showtime, technically ended last Saturday night with Ward defeating Froch, Sauerland still sees it as ongoing.

He wants to match his fighter Kessler back up with the loser Froch for two fights with one taking place in Kessler’s home country of Denmark and the other in the UK. This is similar to what IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and his promoter are planning on doing with Froch. The first fight will take place in Montreal, Canada and the second fight in Nottingham, England, where Froch lives.

It’s strange that Kessler and Bute are fighting over Froch rather than Ward, but it could be that those fighters don’t want to tangle with Ward and suffer guaranteed losses. Kessler was already decisively beaten by Ward in 2009, and he hasn’t seemed all that eager since then to get back in the ring with him.

In an article at, Sauerland said “The final at the weekend was not really the end of the Super Six. There are so many questions left. Froch and Kessler is a fight we’ve got to see again…I think you could even do a part two and a part three with one in the UK and one in Denmark…I think Froch v Kessler is a fight that doesn’t need belts.”

It sure would be exciting but the problem here is that Froch might not be such a thrilling opponent if he doesn’t get by the two fights against Bute that are being talked about for 2012. If Froch wins those fights, then yes a couple of fights against Kessler would be interesting. But if Froch loses both of the bouts to Bute, then what’s the point of Kessler facing Froch? I’m sure there will be some interest, but not to the extent that there would be now if the two fighters were to meet now.

Kessler and Bute both looking to fight the loser of the Super Six tournament twice a piece instead of the winner of the Super Six tourney. Is this weird or what?

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