Mikkel Kessler Crushes Gusmyr Perdomo in Four

By Mark Vester

At MCH Messecenter Herning in Herning, Denmark, WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32Os) stopped mandatory challenger Gusmyr Perdomo (16-3, 10KOs) in four rounds.

In his first fight in nearly a year, Kessler came out looking very rusty in the first two rounds. Perdomo was pressing the fight and landing some good punches. Kessler found his groove in the third, coming out strong with his power punches, working the jab and dropping Perdomo near the end of the round with a good right hand to the head.

In the fourth, Kessler rocked Perdomo in the first minute and then battered him against the ropes until the ref jumped in to stop the contest. Kessler moves forward to his November 21 clash with undefeated Andre Ward in the first round of the Super Six tournament being put together by Showtime.

Undercard by Per Ake Persson

WBC and WBA female welterweight champ Cecilia Braekhus retained her titles with a hard fought ten-round points win over German-Italian Lucia Morelli. It was scored 99-92, 97-93 and 98-92 - a scoring that looked generous to the champion.

Morelli made the fight and scored with several good righthanders but Braekhus moved well and was the overall better boxer and closed out with a strong final round.

Cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel knockad out Hungarian Laszlo Hubert with a rights -
left hook combination in the third of a scheduled eight, Hubert was badly out of it but recovered.

Ex-Contender participant Ahmed Kaddour, now at middleweight, won a unanimous decision after six over German Mike Ermis. Kaddour wasn´t in shape and had trouble most of the way securing a win on scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-57.

Jr welterweight Kasper Bruun floored and stopped Hungarian Mihaly Telefki for a stoppage at 2.27 of the fourth. Bruun picked up a nasty cut in the second.

Middleweight Patrick Nielsen, from the very CIK gym where Kessler and numerous other Danish pros got their start turned pro and stopped Hungarian Zoltan Borovics in the very first round of a mismatch.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bogs on 09-16-2009

[QUOTE=Jan(DK);6083062]Thank you. 2 fights in US. Ward in Oakland and Taylor in Arkansas i.l guess :boxing:[/QUOTE] That is certainly a guess. And no more than that....

Comment by Iceta on 09-13-2009

I think it will be Froch and Kessler in the finals. Somebody brought up Andrade and I agree with that comparison regarding Froch. Froch is a lot more akward with the way he throws his punches than Andrade is. He…

Comment by Dave Rado on 09-13-2009

[QUOTE=Jimmy79;6084727]About the titles and the super six. It is actually possible to lose a game and still win the tournament. Does the titles go from loser to winner in each individual game, or will the overall winner automatically have both…

Comment by TRAVI$ on 09-13-2009

I always thought Kessler looked like he had abnormally long reach :dunno: His jab is still excellent and he can definitely hit... Still see him winning the tournament.

Comment by Peder on 09-13-2009

[QUOTE=-Hyperion-;6082526]librado andrade >>>>>> froch.....[/QUOTE] Froch would never be able to keep Andrade away if they fought. Andrade is tough as nails.

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