Kessler's Manager Fires Back: Andre Ward Held 88 Times!

By Oscar Nielsen

Mikkel Kessler's manager and advisor Allan Back, speaking to Danish network Sporten, fired back at unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward. ran a recent article and video interview with Ward, where the boxer said he "lost all respect" for Kessler - stating the Danish boxer created excuses to explain his technical decision loss when they faced each other in the Super Six. Back says Ward is wrong when he says Kessler is lying about several headbutts that occurred in their 2009 encounter in Oakland, California:

"If we take the main issues about the headbutts, that Ward calls accidental, and the boring style, you just have to look at the fight and ask yourself if it's not spoiling and boring when he clinches 88 times", Back says and continues.

"That's the number of times he held Kessler and that in itself tells you a bit about Ward's style. Mikkel Kessler has not said, as claimed by Ward, that the loss was due to the headbutts. Kessler said that the butts and the injuries had an effect on him. He is not using it as an excuse."

"In any case Kessler does not worry about Ward right now. All he thinks about is his upcoming fight with Carl Froch in Nottingham, the Cobra's home country. Ward should learn from that. If he is so eager to fight Kessler, he should come to Denmark. Mikkel has been to Oakland and fought on his terms. Ward has never left his country which sums it up pretty well."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuban Linx on 11-08-2015

Kessler was pretty overrated imo. He was slow, flat footed and had absolutely no idea what do when a fighter got close to him. That was partly due to the fact that he only faced European fighters who didn't have…

Comment by Jubei on 11-08-2015

Ward should have been DQed. That was just gross.

Comment by krazyn8tive on 11-08-2015

I remember watching that fight live thinking Ward was intentionally head butting. Funny thing is Ward had the audacity to complain during and after the bika fight that bika was using his head. Smh diva status

Comment by Freedom. on 11-08-2015


Comment by tokon on 11-08-2015

[QUOTE=Michael Paine;12966088]You're are joking right? Wlad held 55 times in 3 rounds against Mormeck, Wlad holds a lot more than Ward but he gets a pass by most. The rules need to start being enforced, letting some fighters get away…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (87)
Top Headlines Scott Quigg Makes Featherweight Debut on Anthony Joshua Card Pacquiao vs. Vargas Lands on BoxNation Katie Taylor Inks Promotional With Eddie Hearn, Pro Debut Set Oscar De La Hoya: 2016 is Maybe The Worst Year For Boxing Roach: I Don't Think Andre Ward is The Fighter He Used To Be Video: Freddie Roach Talks Golovkin, Kovalev vs. Ward, More Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have Retirement Pact in Place Video: Justin Fortune Discusses The Heavyweight Division Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Arum: I Would NEVER Do Pacquiao vs. Golovkin - It Was a Joke! Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Mason Menard's Fight Now Off Due To Bookkeeping Issue Molina Still Wants Danny Garcia Fight: He Has Holes in His Armor Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Demetrius Andrade Very Motivated as Jack Culcay Clash Nears Photos: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work at Wild Card Gym Canelo Says The Ball is in Golovkin's Court: Accept The Offer! Ricardo Mayorga Crashes Into Taxi, Pursued For 200K in Damages Canelo Eager To Prove WBO Prez's Prediction of Mayweather KO Vences: A Win Over Casey Ramos Will Open A lot of Doors For Me Photos: Juanma, Vazquez Explode in Very Tense Final Presser Ustinov's Manager Expects WBA To Order Klitschko Title Fight Premier Boxing Champions Reveal Season 3 Schedule Helenius Faces Basile on 12/17, Chisora Rematch Eyed For March Arthur Abraham Shelved For Three Weeks Due To Elbow Injury SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather Won't Even Joke About Ring Return Curtis Stevens-De La Rosa Added To PPV Portion of Kovalev-Ward Briggs Claims Haye Used His Name: He Backed Out of Our Deal Cuellar Vows To Take Mares Out - Targets Frampton, Santa Cruz Klitschko: No Retirement, Joshua Fight Will Be Biggest in Years Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Juanma Repulses Me, I Will Knock Him Out! Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out Badou Jack Thinks Ward-Kovalev is 50-50, Leans Ward With Pick De La Hoya Not Concerned With The Return of Richard Schaefer Andre Ward: Kovalev Won't Bully Me - He Tires, He Gets Frustrated Arum: Trump Thought of Andy Ruiz When He Said 'Bad Hombre' Tino Avila Wants To Dominate Ramirez, Fight For Title in 2017 Molina: Look at My Wilder Fight, I'll Raise Hell Against Joshua!

Latest Active Forum Threads