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Kessler's Hand Still Injured, Steiglitz Bout is Now Off

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33KOs) has withdrawn from his scheduled fight on April 14th with WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs). Kessler's right hand has not fully healed in time to make the April date.

The new date being discussed is May 19th, at PARKEN Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark - but at this point Kessler is likely going to face another opponent and several names are being kicked around - including WBA interim-champion Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs).

The fight was orginally scheduled to take place on November 5th, but Kessler injured his right hand in training. Stieglitz returned in January in Offenburg and retained his title with a lopsided twelve round decision against Henry Weber. Kessler has been out of the ring since last June's TKO win over Mehdi Bouadla.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jimbob89 on 03-13-2012

[QUOTE=Scrubber;11883686]something smells around Kessler the soft Danish cupcake. Kessler only wantsa easy fights at home and makes so many excuses. but that is a typical soft weak Euro who only knows the easy life. Kessler is just a soft guy…

Comment by jimbob89 on 03-13-2012

ya just new as soon as groves pulled out the fight with anderson there was more to it...groves v stieglitz:boxing:

Comment by Scrubber on 03-13-2012

something smells around Kessler the soft Danish cupcake. Kessler only wantsa easy fights at home and makes so many excuses. but that is a typical soft weak Euro who only knows the easy life. Kessler is just a soft guy…

Comment by Megamasterking on 03-12-2012

I think that Kessler will probably fight Mcgee who has lost only to Bute by tko in recent years. Team Kessler wants to add some wins on their record before fighting Bute, so they can have some weight at the…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=starjammer;11880913]Groves has just pulled out of his fight with Anderson, due to injury ...[/QUOTE] :lol1: Wut? Oh dear........ :wtf:

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