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Sauerland's Tourney Plan For Mikkel Kessler Angers Palle

By Mark Vester & Thomas Schalbe

The saga of Mikkel Kessler keeps on moving. Sauerland Event continue their talks with Danish promoter Mogens Palle to take over the promotional rights of the WBA super middleweight champion. Palle says that he was in the dark about Showtime's planned super middleweight tournament and Sauerland tried to swerve him by taking over Kessler without disclosing any details about the tournament.

If all goes as planned, Kessler would face Andre Ward in November. Other tournament fighters include Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell.

"I have been fooled. I have been sidetracked and I was only supposed to be used to make a deal so Mikkel could be a free man and earn millions," Palle told Ekstra Bladet.

Palle says the two offers made by Sauerland are far from what he's looking for, but he never revealed his number. He does want to let Kessler go but only under the right financial terms.

"They made two offers. The first one was for 250,000 Euro. That's ridiculous. Especially when I see that Mikkel can make up to 7 million euros through the new initiative of Sauerland. They then offered 750.000 dollars. That's far from being fair enough for us to let Mikkel go," Palle said.

"I would like to get out of my engagement with Mikkel, but it has to happen in a decent and fair way. I'm 75 years old, and I have used a lot of money on building Mikkel to what he is today. I have always had the risk with Mikkel, when he was on his way up. And without my work he would never have gotten the fight with Joe Calzaghe and five million dollars in his pocket. So I won't be paid off with a ridiculous amount."

Palle gave Chris Meyer, CEO for Sauerland, three options to go by. The press conference to announce Showtime's tournament is scheduled for July 13 so time to close the deal is running out. Kessler's first bout would not be until November so that gives them some time.

"Either the courtcase (against Kessler) goes on as planned, or Mikkel will fight the three fights that we have options for. It can be the title defense, a fight with Mads Larsen and a third fight. The last possibility is that Sauerland pays a realistic and decent amount for me to let go of the deal with Mikkel," said Palle.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ406 on 07-09-2009

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;5652321]Regarding [B]Hopkins [/B]Froch it would make sense to make the fight at 168. Hopkins also suggested that weight. It would have the added incentive for him to get a title in yet another division. Still that fight has recently been…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 07-09-2009

[QUOTE=MJ406;5652239]thanks for hitting me back, I was actually going to drop something by your profile .. since I posted on the bottom of a page, was afraid the comment would get looked over ... anyway yeah I can totally see…

Comment by MJ406 on 07-09-2009

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;5651066]This risk/reward point is spot on IMO. Hopkins was supposed to be at 175 as was a rematch with Joe. Hopkins really only wanted to [B]rematch Calzaghe[/B] and the only way he would fight Kessler would be if that would…

Comment by Alec900 on 07-09-2009

[B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]Free Mikkel Kessler![/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

Comment by gingeralbino on 07-09-2009

Maybe on top of what Sauerland offered Kessler himself could chuck Palle a 1/2M after the tourny as a "thank you for starting me of, now get ****ed". Good investment for Kessler, as much as it would hurt him paying…

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