Im sure it will be an exiting fight, but besides the pay I cant see how it can do wonders for Kessler. He already beat Froch, so not much to win for him.
Its hard to say if or how much Froch improved since the first fight, sure hes more experienced but not more than Kessler. Froch fought better competition than Kessler since then, but that doesnt prove anything at all.
IMO Froch vs Bute was more about how overrated Bute is/was than how much Froch improved and I have always said Bute was THE most overrated SMW in recent years. It really made Froch look good, IMO better than he is.
Kessler on the other hand came back after a serious injury he suffered against Ward and clearly the Froch fight made it worse. I suspected he was having trouble with his vision early in the Froch fight, he was hit by punches he normally wouldnt and his timing was off compaired to normally. So it made sense when I heard that Kessler was pulling out due to serious problems with his vision which nearly ended his career.
Kessler was rusty against Green, very rusty. If he couldnt raise his level from that point he was done and would probably have lost against Magee, whos not a technical wonder but a tough brawler who will fight to the end.. Look how Kessler executed him not getting hit by anything that mattered. Thats the old Kessler that returned that day, still powerful and fast, but with more tools in the box than ever thanks to Montoya.
Mind you that Magee made Froch work hard back in 09.
I think that the reason Kessler took this fight is that he knows he can beat Froch since he already did that with a blurry vision. I expect to see a fight controlled by Kessler´s superior skills, either a clear 12 rounds decision or a KO in the second half of the fight.
Last edited by The Slaughter; 01-18-2013 at 05:22 PM.