Kessler Promises Impressive Showing Against Stieglitz

By Luke Furman

As reported several days ago on, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) of Germany will defend his title against Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) April 14 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fight was originally planned for November 5th, but Kessler suffered a severe hand injury during a sparring session and withdrew from the contest.

"I am extremely happy with receiving confirmation of the rescheduled date of the fight. As far as my injury, everything is moving in the right direction. I'm in shape all the time. After I fully recover from the injury, I will resume my training. In the end I promise to reward my fans for this unfortunate situation [with the fight being pushed back so far]. On April 14, they will witness a magnificent spectacle," said Kessler, a former WBA and WBC champion at 168.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ssop on 11-22-2011

What do you know you, about the offer that was made. [QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11458006]Is Kessler supposed to accept a lowball offer to fight Bute in Canada?[/QUOTE]

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=ssop;11453479]Watch out Kessler, you might be out of breath after running away from Bute like you did![/QUOTE] Is Kessler supposed to accept a lowball offer to fight Bute in Canada?

Comment by Devils Advocate on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;11452232]April 14th? Jesus.[/QUOTE] Damn Stieglitz could have defended his titile and collected a one last payday in Germany before April 2012 what's the matter with boxing today.

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 11-20-2011

Injuries ****ing suck ass

Comment by ssop on 11-20-2011

Watch out Kessler, you might be out of breath after running away from Bute like you did!

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