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 Last update:  5/7/2014       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Kessler: Groves, Ward, Froch or Golovkin - I'm Ready!
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By Per Ake Persson

Mikkel Kessler and Kalle Sauerland held a press conference today in Copenhagen to talk about the future. Nothing is set, but Sauerland will look for a major fight against a name fighter with late October or November as target dates. If it can be done remains to be seen though. Should for instance George Groves beat Carl Froch on May 31 that might set up a third fight between the two while a win for Froch could open the door for a third showdown with Kessler. The now 35-year old Dane (46-3) was last seen losing to Froch May 25 of last year.

"I've thought a lot about whether I should continue my career,’’ said Kessler.  ‘’I became a father and I have a life outside of boxing that I really appreciate. I’ve got a special responsibility. So it was not a decision I took lightly.
 
‘’But I still feel I have something to prove. I hate to lose! And I lost my last fight against Carl Froch. Many thought that I would quit, but I owe it to myself and my fans to finish on top. My last performance showed that I still belong at the top. And I know that my fans believe in me.’
 
"I've talked with my team, the people around me, and they are ready to support me on the journey to become World Champion again.
 
"I still have a desire for boxing. I still love to train, and I believe that I can become a World Champion again. Now that I've made the decision, it's all in. I'm ready for all the big names out there. Whether it's Ward, Golovkin or Groves, I'm ready. A third fight against Froch, why not? I’ll be ready for that too.
 
"I'm not rusty, but it's been a while since I've boxed, so a fight in October or November would suit me best. At that point, I’d like to have a big fight.
 
"Like I said; it's all in now. There is no turning back and I believe that I can do it. You don’t become world champion five times, if you don’t believe in yourself."
 
Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’Mikkel proved in his last performance against Froch that he still belongs at the very top of the boxing world. He could have chosen to turn his back on the sport as he has won five World Championship belts and financially he has earned very well.
 
‘’He is, however, a true fighter and is motivated through big fights. He still believes he has a point to prove and at his age and with his very conscious lifestyle he could still go on a while. His last performance certainly proves that he still has a lot to give. There are some great fights to be made.’’
 
Further details regarding Kessler’s comeback fight will be announced shortly.

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comment by BattlingNelson, on 05-07-2014
[QUOTE=Badzi1987]Well if Hopkins can still clinch his way to a victory why can't a guy 14yrs younger than him have a chance?[/QUOTE] Tell that to Roy Jones please.

comment by B0XEO, on 05-07-2014
Those are all good fights! I really want to see Kessler/Froch 3 though.

comment by BostonGuy, on 05-07-2014
WAR Kess! I've enjoyed watching Mikkel over the years and can't wait to see him back in action :boxing:

comment by Russian Crushin, on 05-07-2014
I dont understand these "fighting on" announcements.

comment by Badzi87, on 05-07-2014
Well if Hopkins can still clinch his way to a victory why can't a guy 14yrs younger than him have a chance?

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