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Andre Ward vs Mikkel Kessler Rematch Being Targeted?

By Oscar Nielsen

Danish tabloid Ekstrabladet writes that Kalle Sauerland, promotor of former WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33KOs), has flown to the United States to negotiate a return fight between the the Danish superstar and WBC/WBA champion André Ward (25-0, 13KOs), who won the recent Super Six tournament and owns a 2009 technical decision win over Kessler.

"I have meetings scheduled with both Showtime and HBO, who both have told me that they are interested in this fight," Sauerland was quoted by the paper.

Sauerland's biggest challenge will be to lure Ward to Denmark, but a sum of $3-4 million dollars might do it. Kessler is scheduled to face WBO champion Robert Stieglitz in April, but there have been rumors of Kessler going after Ward and stablemate Arthur Abraham going after Stieglitz.

Kessler has not been available for comments, but his manager Allan Back says the information regarding a Ward rematch is news to him, but also addded:

"Mikkel would be happy like a child at Christmas. But it has to be in Denmark or in neutral territory. We have been to Oakland [Ward's hometown] so the return can not be there."

Back concludes: "this would be the ultimate for Kessler. Getting a return with Ward."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PD21 on 01-19-2012

I dont have a problem with the fight considering the controversy of the 1st meeting. It was a rematch that should have straight after the 1st fight but obviously both were in contract for the super 6 tournament so it…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=Dedication;11680977]Ward deserves one easy fight after winning the Super Six. I'm cool with this rematch, but only if it takes place in Denmark.[/QUOTE] Kessler easy?!?...since when?!?

Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas;11684285]I agree that the fight was a bit more competitive at times than others are saying and he was in position to earn a rematch with Ward had he stayed in the tourney....but I don't think Kessler's eye will ever…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11684261]A Kessler who's not 'partially blinded', as he was in the first fight, should do better with 20/20 vision.[/QUOTE] I agree that the fight was a bit more competitive at times than others are saying and he was in position…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=New England;11683642]you'd be right if they hadn't fought did you see the fight, dude? watch it again if you dont recall it was not competitive in the least how is a partially blinded kessler going to do any better this…

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