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