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Kessler Pondering Move To 175, Against Tavoris Cloud?

By Per Ake Persson

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Sauerland Event finally canceled the super middleweight clash between WBO champion Robert Stieglitz and Danish superstar Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33KOs), which was set for April 14th at Parken in Copenhagen. The fight was first scheduled for November 5 but Kessler had to withdraw due to a broken finger. The same injury is still causing problems for the Viking Warrior, which forced Monday's withdrawal.
 
With Kessler out, Stieglitz will defend the title against his mandatory challenger, British champion George Groves. As BoxingScene.com reported earlier, Steiglitz's promoter, SES Boxing, won Monday's purse bid and plan to stage the fight in Germany, with a date and venue being announced shortly.
 
As for Kessler, he returns on May 19 in Copenhagen with the opponent to be announced next week.

In an interview with the Danish media, Kessler's promoter, Kalle Sauerland, disclosed one possible option for the May 19th event. According to Sauerland, Kessler might possibly move up to light heavyweight to challenge IBF champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19KOs).
 
Kessler was last seen in June of last year where he stopped overmatched Frenchman Mehdi Bouadla and his last major fight dates back to the spring of 2010 when he beat Carl Froch and then had to pull out of the Super Six tournament due to eye problems.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JKidd2624 on 03-13-2012

Another exhibit as to why there is no reason to take Mikkel seriously when he plans a fight.

Comment by Ringlife on 03-12-2012

I like that match up a lot make it happen.

Comment by Kris Silver on 03-12-2012

Disappointing drop out. But actually quite an interesting fight. If he won it clearly, he'd really make a statement, largely because Clouds American, it'd be in America, is well knownish. He's better off at LHW in some ways, than he…

Comment by Scrubber on 03-12-2012

something fishy smells rotted here with kessler. the danish cream puff is doing something rotten. just ban the weak dane for two years. amazing the stench surrounding kessie the girl.

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 03-12-2012

Man, no one is beating Tavoris Cloud unless they knock him out. King will always have the judges on his side.

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