By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (43-2, 32 KO’s) is reportedly looking to face WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (39-2, 23 KO’s) in June, as long as Kessler can pass a medical exam for his previously injured eye. Kessler hasn’t fought since schooling Carl Froch last year in April in a Super Six tournament fight. Kessler bowed out of the tournament following that victory due to having injured his eye in losing to American Andre Ward in a one-sided loss in his first fight in the Super Six tournament in 2009.
By William Mackay: It looks like Allan Green is going to be staying in the Super Six tournament after all, as the news has been announced that the group stage 3 part of the tournament will be going ahead in November instead of going straight into the semifinals. After Mikkel Kessler dropped out of the tournament suddenly, it left Green in limbo, without an opponent and it was thought that Green would be dismissed.
By Tom Graves: The WBC super-middleweight champ Mikkel Kessler pulled out of the Super Six tournament due to an eye injury. The announcement obviously means next month’s fight against Allan Green has been can canceled.
To fit the structure of the tournament, someone must replace Kessler and one name which makes sense for many reasons is Lucian Bute, although he is not as well known as the boxers in the tournament he owns the International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight title and as Kessler’s WBC can’t be up for grabs, it would be best to introduce another title into the tournament to mix things up for the better after this unfortunate event.
By Erik Schmidt: World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KO’s) will be taking on replacement opponent Ruben Acosta (23-3-5, 7 KO’s) this Saturday night at the Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Stieglitz was supposed to be facing knockout artist Edison Miranda, but the Colombian fell ill with a bad case of the flu and had to pull out of the fight.
By Jason Kim: Super middleweight contender Edison Miranda (33-4, 29 KO’s) will challenge World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KO’s) for his title on January 9th, at the Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. For Miranda, 28, this is a big opportunity for him to win a title against arguably the weakest of the super middleweight champions. Miranda has been beaten by Kelly Pavlik, Arthur Abraham (twice) and Andre Ward in the past two years.
By Sean McDaniel: World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KO’s) will be making his first defense of his WBO crown on January 9th against the hard hitting slugger Edison Miranda (33-4, 29 KO’s) at the Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhat, Germany. Stieglitz, 28, recently captured the WBO title with an 11th round stoppage of the previous champion Karoly Balzsay on August 22, 2009, in a fight in which the action went back and forth for 10 rounds before Balzsay suddenly ran out of gas in the 11th round and was stopped.
By Erik Schmidt: In a shocking upset super middleweight contender Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KOs) stopped World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (21-1, 15 KOs) in a 11th round stoppage in front of Balzsay’s home audience at the SYMA Sport & Leisure Center, in Budapest, Hungary.