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Kessler vs Stieglitz is The Target Fight, Says Sauerland

By Ruslan Chikov

Kalle Sauerland of promotional company Sauerland Event, says WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz is the main target for Mikkel Kessler's next fight. Last week BoxingScene.com had posted a report which announced Kessler's approval as the mandatory challenger to Stieglizt's title. There had been some speculation on whether Kessler would face IBF champion Lucian Bute, but the Danish's star path has become very clear.

"Right now it seems that Stieglitz is the boxer we are concentrating on. The negotiations will begin Tuesday morning," said Sauerland to Danish television. 

Sauerland doubts the fight will end up in Denmark. Kessler doesn't have a problem with traveling to Germany to face Stieglitz on his home ground.

"Stieglitz is a boxer who has a TV contract in Germany. He's been marketed well in Germany, so he has many fans and he is world champion and it is difficult to get a world champion on foreign territory. I'm always very optimistic, but in this case the odds are against us getting the match in Denmark," Sauerland said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 06-14-2011

I had hoped that Kessler would take Bute next, but I have no problems with him picking up the WBO belt instead. I don't quite understand why this fight is likely to happen in Germany. Stieglitz may draw 5K people…

Comment by KitangKatag on 06-14-2011

Perhaps Froch will take Bute on next year, he already had said a mouthfull against Bute.

Comment by #1Assassin on 06-14-2011

i knew he wanted no part of bute. i mean bute would kill him, his promoters have to know that right? well clearly they do. after he knocks his next tomato can over he should figth dirrell instead, most likely…

Comment by ssop on 06-14-2011

Interesting... Kessler avoiding Bute now.

Comment by ciochia on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;10689059]Stieglitz is better then anybody Bute has fought Recently! that is a pretty good match up though but Bute vs Kessler will happen eventually[/QUOTE] I'm in doubt about what you are saying,because Stieglitz was TKO-ed in the eighth round by…

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