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Mikkel Kessler Now The Mandatory To Robert Stieglitz

Mikkel Kessler, through his promoter, Sauerland Event, made a request to the WBO Championship Committee to get appointed as the mandatory challenger, and to hold the #1 position in the rankings at super middleweight, as per his outstanding victory over #6 and former WBO Inter-Continental champion Mehdi Bouadla (22-4) on June 4, 2011. The WBO approved Kessler's request, making him the mandatory challenger to champion Robert Stieglitz.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LEATHERF8CE on 06-11-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;10681319]Bute will get a shot before Kessler does, unless Kessler agrees to fight Bute.[/QUOTE] Co-sign... Ward vs Bute

Comment by Dave Rado on 06-11-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;10678591]The way I see it it is Bute who's in need of a credible opponent. Not Kessler. He can now fight for the WBO belt and get a shot at the WBC champion when the s6 is over thereby getting…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 06-11-2011

[QUOTE=Taranazan;10677024]1-lowball offer? Where did you get the numbers? 2- In Copenhagen? Would they fight in the middle of the night so Showtime can have it live in the US? If Kessler doesn't want to fight in Montreal, he can make…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-11-2011

Kessler is Champion Emeritus for the WBC and can thus challenge the Super Six winner for that title whenever he likes. Bute on the other hand fights subpar opposition and should be forced to fight a Kessler, Abraham, or Dirrell…

Comment by Dave Rado on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=nÔÔb_out_king;10676546]I honestly think it's just Sauerlands way of putting pressure on Interbox, who made an offer to get Kessler to fight Bute in Canada. An offer that apparently was unacceptably low. ;-)[/QUOTE] Not surprising - it's a high risk, very…

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