Mikkel Kessler vs Andre Ward 2 in the works for rematch in Denmark
By Cameron Gillon: Reports recently surfaced that Mikkel Kessler vs. Andre Ward 2 is a done deal. Both fighters have said to have agreed to fighting each other and Ward has agreed to have the fight take place in Denmark.
This is a good fight but one you feel is a bit pointless for Ward as he has already beaten Kessler in the super six in 2009 that Ward went on to win, Ward won by a technical decision after Kessler had a couple of cuts over eyes as a result of a lot of headbutts from Ward. Kessler said he feels he would of won the fight if the cuts didn’t occur in the fight but to be honest Ward was ahead clearly.
Problem is we have no idea how Mikkel Kessler is going to be in this fight as he hasn’t fought since May 2013 when he lost to Carl Froch in a unification fight for the WBA and IBF titles. He is clearly not the same fighter now than when he fought the likes of Joe Calzaghe. You have to feel Kessler is coming back for the paydays and add to his legacy, but this fight against Ward is a big big risk. If Kessler loses but makes it difficult for Ward and looks good in losing then it will show he can still go at this level and could still get big fights possibly with Froch or any of the world champions by the time he wants to go for one, Ward currently holds the ring magazine title at 168 so that would be a good title to have for Kessler at this stage. but you have to feel he should retire if he gets absolutely clowned in the fight. Kessler was hoping for a 3rd fight with Carl Froch but likelihood is that’s not going to happen as Froch wants a Vegas fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in 2015.
Andre Ward on the other hand has no fights left at 168 super middleweight as he has beaten all the best fighters in Kessler, Froch, Bika, Abraham. A lot of fans have called for Ward to move up to light heavyweight and fight Kovalev or Stevenson for the world titles there for a fresh challenge, or even fight Gennady Golovkin. A big problem is the fact Andre Ward doesn’t bring a lot of money to the table, which is possibly a reason why the fight will be in Denmark as Kessler is a huge huge draw in his home nation and if a fight with Ward takes place there then it will be a decent sell as a fight.
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