By Mark Vester
If Joe Calzaghe is not willing to fight WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and instead take a November fight with Roy Jones Jr, Mikkel Kessler is ready and willing to meet Pavlik in the fall.
Kessler faces Dimitri Sartison for the vacant WBA super middleweight title this coming Saturday. He would like to set up Pavlik for the first defense. Pavlik's promoter, Bob Arum, has been trying to cut a deal with Frank Warren for a bout with Calzaghe, but Jones seems to be the focus for Joe's ring return.
"If what Joe Calzaghe says is true and he ends up fighting Roy Jones Jr. then I would like to fight Kelly Pavlin the fall. I've already told Mogens Palle (promoter) and Bettina. It's true that Pavlik impresses me with his style against people who get pushed back or don't fight back, but he's never faced a A-level challenger like myself," Kessler said.
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