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Mikkel Kessler Says Eye Injury is a Thing of The Past

by Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

MIKKEL KESSLER insists he has no fears over an old eye injury leaving him blinded by his Carl Froch rematch.

The rival world super-middleweight champions clash at London’s O2 Arena on May 25 in what will be the biggest fight in Britain this year.

Kessler, 33 who has an English mother, controversially out-pointed Froch in April 2010 but then had to pull out of the Super Six tournament and put his career on hold because of double vision.

He did not box for another ten months and has only had three fights since beating Nottingham hero Froch in Denmark.

The Viking Warrior admits his career came perilously close to being over – but says there are no concerns about the injury recurring again.

He said: “No, I don’t worry about losing my sight. I talked to the eye doctor and he said the nerve’s right and nothing’s wrong now.

“I can break my nose next time, I can get knocked out and it’s not a problem. But when you are a fighter you can’t think of that.

“The injury meant I was close to stopping my career because they said if the nerve’s not going to grow together, then we have to operate.

“But I have a good eye doctor in Denmark and he said I couldn’t rotate my eyes, and that was the problem.

“So, the more I get tired, the more cross-eyed I get.

“Only when I was looking downwards did I get double vision.

“I had my eye injury already before my fight with Andre Ward. It started in sparring, so was there the first time I fought Carl.

“I didn’t have the operation in the end and they said it could take up to one and one and a half years to heal.

“So I had to wait it out and it was like nothing was getting better until after six months. It was very worrying for me and my family.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=killacash;13024998]Gullible, I should Gif that clip where he drove in his car off into the sunset after claiming to see double in that Super Six episode.[/QUOTE] So? The injury has been well documented with cameracrews and reporters with him when…

Comment by ShamrockXpress on 02-12-2013

By agreeing to fight froch in England I think Kessler has proved he's not the type of fighter to duck out of fights, I've been a fan of froch since the Magee fight, then after when he stopped my fellow…

Comment by Hitman932 on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;13022745]Free pass? :lol1: So he wanted out of a big payday against Allan Green, a certain s6 semifinal birth and gave up the WBC belt because he wanted out? You should share some of the stuff you're smoking man. Must…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=killacash;13024998]Gullible, I should Gif that clip where he drove in his car off into the sunset after claiming to see double in that Super Six episode.[/QUOTE] You sound like that rich smug twit Goosen. Get a life. The guy was…

Comment by killacash on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;13022745]Free pass? :lol1: So he wanted out of a big payday against Allan Green, a certain s6 semifinal birth and gave up the WBC belt because he wanted out? You should share some of the stuff you're smoking man. Must…

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