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Kessler Eyes Bute-Froch, Ward-Dawson, Pascal-Cloud

By Luke Furman

On Saturday night in Copenhagen, WBC silver light heavyweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34KOs) made a smashing debut at 175-pounds - with a crushing fourth round knockout of Allan Green. Following the big victory, Kessler's promoter, Kalle Sauerland, ran down a list of potential future opponents. Kessler is willing to face the best at 175 and 168.

"I can throw six names [out there], and we will follow [these three fights] closely in the near future. Carl Froch against Lucien Bute, Chad Dawson against Andre Ward and Jean Pascal against Tavoris Cloud. They are the ones that we will be watching," said Sauerland.

Sauerland wants Kessler back in the ring very quickly and the wheels are already turining for a fall ring return.

Another potential option for Kessler is a bout against WBA interim-super middleweight king Brian Magee, who made a big name for himself in Denmark with victories over Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen.

"He is definitely on the list. He has a tough fight ahead of him that he must win first. There is not as much money in [fighting] him, but he has a name in Denmark, after he beat both Rudy Markussen and Mads Larsen. It would be an interesting battle," Sauerland said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 05-20-2012

I think we're going to see Kessler-Bute/Froch in the fall. Ward is busy with Dawson it looks like, and I'm sure Bute would love to beat another guy Ward did but possibly in better fashion. And if Froch upsets Bute,…

Comment by MJ406 on 05-20-2012

I know we talked about Kessler fighting up @ LHW before, and see how this big win over Green improved his stock? Plus gives him some flexibility with more option outside of Super Middle. BattlingNelson I did some reading up…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-20-2012

Here is poll results from a major danish paper: [IMG]http://php.ekstrabladet.dk/polls-2/data/charts/1761916_0.png[/IMG]

Comment by Blue Heffner on 05-20-2012

Kessler vs Ward in Denmark would be great, but it's not going to happen. Ward will not take any test AND he's not going to fight outside of the US at all.

Comment by Weebler I on 05-20-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12151315]Come on man, I know you're a hardcore Kessler fan but he was shut out by Ward, let it go.[/QUOTE] I don't think it's that straightforward. A neutral ref would've taken points off Ward for repeat headbutts, maybe even DQ'd…

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