Kessler-Magee, DeGale-Sanavia Doubleheader on 4/21?
By Per Ake Persson
According to the European Boxing Union, EBU super middleweight champ James DeGale (11-1, 8KOs) will make a mandatory defense of his title against Italian veteran and former WBC king Cristian Sanavia (45-5-1, 13KOs) on April 21 in Denmark.
There is a well circlulated rumor that DeGale-Sanavia will move forward as the co-headliner to a possible main event between Mikkel Kesler (44-2, 23KOs) and WBA interim-super middleweight ruler Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25KOs), who recently knocked out Kessler's countryman Rudy Markussen at Brindby Hallen.
But there is a problem with that rumor, Kessler is scheduled to face WBO champion Robert Stieglitz on April 14 - a fight that's been finalized since late 2011. However, there are rumors from various sources that this fight won´t happen.
"I have seen it, you have seen it, we are not the listed promoters [of DeGale-Sanavia] and I can't tell you anything," said Sauerland Event's CEO Chris Meyer with a big smile.
[QUOTE=taansend;11827707]Totally agree. Was trying trying to think of why DeGale would be fighting there? Is he still with Warren? Has he signed some kind of deal with a Danish promoter? All very strange.[/QUOTE] I have no idea of DeGale's current…Comment by taansend on 02-26-2012
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11826058]I honestly think that Kessler has bigger fish to fry than James DeGale.[/QUOTE] Totally agree. Was trying trying to think of why DeGale would be fighting there? Is he still with Warren? Has he signed some kind of deal with…Comment by BattlingNelson on 02-26-2012
[QUOTE=gingeralbino;11825884]Easy nights work for Magee, going to Denmark and KOing their SMWs is what he does best. :headbang::lol1: Kessler's ribs are in for a bashing.[/QUOTE] :lol1: I really like Magee and the shot he landed on Markussen was very pretty.Comment by BattlingNelson on 02-26-2012
[QUOTE=belna;11825770]Maybe Sauerland is sure that Kessler would be named Ward's mandatory if he fights Magee. Kessler's goal seems to have his revenge over the American.[/QUOTE] I cannot see that. Magee holds the WBA interim bogus belt which comes in at…Comment by BattlingNelson on 02-26-2012
[QUOTE=taansend;11825647]To build a Kessler DeGale bout??? Does DeGales have a promoter at the moment?[/QUOTE] I honestly think that Kessler has bigger fish to fry than James DeGale.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (10)