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Mikkel Kessler on Getting Dropped By Green, Adjusting

By Przemyslaw Osiak

Former super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) sent a big message on Saturday night when he knocked out Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) with a single left hand in the fourth round, to capture the WBC silver title at 175-pounds. Following the contest Kessler spoke to us about the fight, in particular the knockdown he suffered in the first round.

What happened in the first round, when you got knocked down?

I think I had a little ring rust. I had been out of the ring a year. I should have moved a little more instead of being so stiff. There were so many fans. I wasn't nervous, but I was very excited, maybe too much. After the first round, I had time to think and talk to my trainer in the corner and it made a difference right after.

How long did it take for you to recover from that punch?

Right after, right after. Maybe five seconds after. He punched me, but it wasn't that big. I was hit but I wasn't shaken up. It was okay.

Do you plan to target the names at 168 or 175?

Maybe the guys at middleweight [Kessler said laughing]. I'm ready for everyone. I'm ready for all of the big guys.

Przemyslaw Osiak covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 05-21-2012

He was hurt, but he handled it well. He kept getting closer & closer with that leaping left hook until boooooom!!:boxing:

Comment by GoogleMe on 05-21-2012

He also said he was hit?

Comment by norway on 05-21-2012

Anyone who gets hit right can get dropped, simple as that. Kessler cleared up fast and took care of his opponent and that shows a champions heart.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-20-2012

I am a Kessler fan but Green knocked the snot out of him in the first round. And I would not be surprised if he gets brutally KOed himself at a 175 pounds.

Comment by tennesseeboy on 05-20-2012

RIGHT. I'm a Kessler fan, but he was visibly shaken. His wobbly legs were proof. Just be honest, Mikkel. People will respect you more. Was a Great straight right by Green. No need to lie.

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