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 Last update:  3/12/2011       Read more by Philip Michael Shange         
   
Bute vs Kessler is Being Discussed, Says Sauerland
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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.

Tags: Lucian Bute , Mikkel Kessler , Bute vs Kessler , Bute-Kessler


 

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comment by Taranazan, on 03-13-2011
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson]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 up fighting each other. I can already ...

comment by BattlingNelson, on 03-13-2011
[QUOTE=Taranazan]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 twitter he's back in the gym and should be ready to retu...

comment by Taranazan, on 03-13-2011
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson]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 a good choice as well.

comment by BattlingNelson, on 03-13-2011
[QUOTE=belna]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, Brinkley or Magee. In fact, he's probably worse. Sayin...

comment by BattlingNelson, on 03-13-2011
[QUOTE=belna]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 honest or shut up. I can find dozens of posts where ...

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