Golovkin's Promoter Interested in Kessler Clash
By Oscar Nielsen
Before Mikkel Kessler started his press conference in Copenhagen to announce his comeback, an interested party had made a call to inquire about a potential fight.
According to Danish tabloid Ekstrabladet, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions reached out to Sauerland Event, to discuss the possibility of a clash between Kessler and IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for a July date in Las Vegas. The fight would obviously have to take place at the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds, although Kessler has stated in several interviews that he might entertain a catch-weight.
The possibility of fighting in July was immidiately shot down, as Kessler needs 4 to 6 months to get into fighting shape. Kessler has a tentative target period of October/November for his next fight and there is interest on his side in facing Golovkin.
Promoter Kalle Sauerland stated:
“To make such a big fight you’ve got to know what television networks are interested. HBO is crazy about Golovkin and Viasat would of course want to showcase such a fight to the Danish audience. This would be a treat to the Danish fans and to fans around the world. This is definitely something we will work on.”
The Danish paper believes Kessler will require a purse of at least $4 million dollars for such a fight.
“Of course I cannot comment on specific numbers when we are not even in a negotiating stage, but it will be expensive to lure Kessler to America. Much more expensive than having the Viking Warrior fight in Denmark,” Sauerland says.
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[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14540485]"Golovkin’s built his reputation on saying he’ll fight anybody. I raise my hand and say I’m somebody. Let’s do it. [But] nothing. And then they circumvent and try to go to Chavez. First they said we’re going to stay at…Comment by Hougigo on 05-11-2014
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;14540544]Yeah. Why bother answering? :ugh: If you had read the article, you'd have known that Kessler isn't ready to return before late autumn. Ward on the other hand, has been looking for a fight for a very long time. They…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (55)