Froch vs. DeGale: Is Carl too shot to beat James?

froch5629By Oliver Norager: It has be rumored that former WBC/IBF/WBA-champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) is thinking about a return to the ring to face IBF champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) to try to get his old title back and show the people what the Cobra is really about.

Froch, himself, has said that he was thinking about a return to the ring, but has not decided yet. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said that if Froch returns, he will fight either Gennady Golovkin or DeGale.

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

Kessler#14By 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) in Denmark.

Kessler announced a couple of days ago that his career was over and he was “mentally retired”, but if a fight against Ward or Carl Froch opened up for him, that would be a different situation.

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

kessler2By 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 promoter, Kalle Sauerland said: “I can confirm that his promoter came with a offer, but i can’t say anything more at this point”

This is a big step up in class for the 28-year old DeGale, his best fight so far in his career was George Groves back in 2011, where he lost a majority decision at the same venue where the Kessler fight is going to take place. Lately, DeGale have improved and destoyed decent fighters like Brandon Gonzales and Marco Antonio Periban.

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Bute vs. Bolonti: Will Lucian get back to winning ways?

bute3446By Oliver Norager: Former IBF Super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2,24KOs) faces tough Argentinean Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) at the Bell Centre, Montreal on December 6. This fight will prove if the 34-year old Bute has something left in the tank. Bute has decided to team up with Hall of Fame-trainer Freddie Roach for the Bolonti fight.

Bute has, of course, seen what turnaround has done with Miguel Cotto’s career and wants to try do the same thing with his own career. Bute hasn’t looked as himself since he was beat by Carl Froch, in devastating fashion.

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Golovkin vs. Murray: Should Gennady move up once he beats Martin?

golovkin8by Oliver Norager – IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) faces the durable, but limited Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) on the 21 of February in Monte Carlo. This is actually a decent fight for the hard punching Golovkin. Murray is a decent operator with a tight defense, so getting Murray out of his misery early will prove something to the public, because neither Felix Sturm or Sergio Martinez were able to get him out of there, but they don’t have the power that Golovkin has.

Once Murray starts feeling Golovkin punches he will get into survival mode, so expect a blowout in the middle rounds once Murray feels that he can’t compete with the likes of Golovkin.

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Sauerland: Kessler’s next opponent to be announced soon

kessler32By 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 out and fight Froch for the first 3 rounds and that cost him the entire fight. When Kessler chose to mix it up with Froch he always connected on Froch’s chin and Froch looked badly hurt at times, especially in the 11 round. The former champion Kessler didn’t fight Froch like in their first fight in Herning, Denmark in 2010. In that fight Kessler was the aggressor and was walking Froch down. Froch’s bravery and good chin held him up in that fight

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