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Kessler: Going To 175 Has Given Me One Punch KO Power

On May 19, Mikkel Kessler will move up in weight, clashing with Allan Green for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver). Today the Viking Warrior opened his gym during a media workout in Copenhagen. Here is what the three-time world champion had to say about his preparation for a historic night of entertainment at Denmark´s most famous football stadium, which also features the live screening of the UEFA Champions League Final and a top undercard.

Q: For the first time of your career, you will be fighting at light heavyweight. How has the training been going?

MK: “Brilliant. I have put on some pounds and I am hitting harder than ever. And I must say I haven´t lost any of my speed either. Going up to light heavyweight has given me much more one-punch KO power.”

Q: You haven´t fought since last June. You must be thrilled to be back.

MK: “Absolutely. It has been so hard to be away from the ring. At the moment I am taking it out everyday on my sparring partners. My coach Jimmy Montoya had to ask me to calm down and take things easy. I am really fired up and can´t wait to get it on with Allan Green.”

Q: What do you think of him?

MK: “I have actually been thinking a lot about him. He is always on my mind, when I go to sleep and when I wake up. We have analyzed his every move, so there will be no surprises on May 19. He is fast and he is strong, but I am going to teach him a lesson when we meet at PARKEN.”

Q: What kind of lesson?

MK: “Well, he will get the first taste of my new KO power. He is going to be the first person I hit without head guard and sparring gloves. It will be an unpleasant experience for him. He is a big puncher with a lot of power, but punchers usually don´t like to get hit. They have a big punch but not a good chin. I don´t think Green will last for 12 rounds in the same ring with me, but he will ultimately find out on May 19.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 05-04-2012

KESSLER can make rumors at LIGHT HW and the div. become more interesting obviously.

Comment by GoogleMe on 05-04-2012

Kessler has had some sick injuries throughout his career. Three operations in his hands, a few in his backs.

Comment by #1Assassin on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;12076959]I guarantee he out boxes and KOs Green next week. Anyone want to bet on it, let me know.[/QUOTE] well green is garbage. hes got alot of talent but his skills are weak and his mental game is a trainwreck.…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;12077783]Kessler's back is huge.[/QUOTE] Chest measurement goes all the way around.... The frame for his upper torso chest/back is smaller than Froch and Ward.

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;12077764]What? Kessler looks to have a similar sized frame as Froch and Ward, if anything slightly smaller, and both walk around under 175lbs. Their heights are exaggerated (Ward at 6'2 lol) but the rest i imagine is legit and you…

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