Advertisement
Advertisement

Bute vs Kessler is Being Discussed, Says Sauerland

By Philip Michael Shange

Former champion Mikkel Kessler of Denmark is coming off a career-threatening injury. But he’s not looking at a tune-up. The Dane is targeting undefeated IBF champion Lucian Bute in his comeback fight. 

“I’m flying to Canada with my promoter Kalle Sauerland to get a closer look at Bute,” Mikkel Kessler told BT. “My plan is to fight in June, and it’d be great if we could work something out with Bute.”

Kessler and Sauerland plan to attend Bute’s title defense against European champion Brian Magee. Should Bute win, both camps are interested in the matchup, Sauerland said.

“They invited us to Canada to talk about the fight and things are looking really good.”

Coming off a spectacular win against Carl Froch in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, Kessler (43-2, 32 KOs) recaptured the WBC championship in a Fight of the Year candidate.

However, a nagging eye injury forced Kessler to relinquish his belt and his Super Six spot. Shortly after, Showtime signed Bute (27-0, 22 KOs) to an exclusive multi-fight contract which led to disagreements between the two camps.

The Kessler camp insists Kessler has the right to the fight the Super Six-champion – no matter what Bute says.

”Mikkel has the right to face the winner,” Sauerland said, adamantly. However a box-off between Bute and Kessler – two elite supple middleweights – would solve that problem.

“The winner of this fight gets the winner of the Super Six and the loser can get the loser of the Super Six final.”

Bute takes on Magee March 19 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Taranazan on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;10227919]Yeah. According to his twitter he's back in the gym and should be ready to return soon. His brain has made a remarkable and speedy recovery...[/QUOTE] Good news! He'll probably take a tune up like Kessler. Hopefully they don't end…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=Taranazan;10227488]When does Dirrell come back? I heard last month he was starting training in March, but since then, I heard nothing. Is he fighting a tune up? He would definitely be a good choice as well.[/QUOTE] Yeah. According to his…

Comment by Taranazan on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;10226693]What about Dirrell? Why doesnt Bute go for him?[/QUOTE] When does Dirrell come back? I heard last month he was starting training in March, but since then, I heard nothing. Is he fighting a tune up? He would definitely be…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=belna;10223981]Bute also beat Bika and Miranda, so let's forget them, even if Bute did better than Ward against these guys. That leaves Allan Green and Mikkell Kessler. Kessler is an excellent win. Green is ****. He's not better than Zuniga,…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=belna;10222213]Just read your today's post man. Sauerland and Interbox say they are talking about the fight, Interbox invite Kessler to attend his next week fight and what is your conclusion? That you think Bute will not fight Kessler. Just be…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement