Mikkel Kessler To Be Part of The World Boxing Super Series

By Per Ake Persson

Peter Norrelund, CEO for MTG Sports and a member of the Board at World Boxing Super Series, has told Danish paper Ekstrabladet that is has been decided to give Mikkel Kessler one of the Wild Cards - and he is thus on for the WBSS Tournament.

Kessler, 46-3, has been training for his comeback for a few months now.

His last fight was a loss to Carl Froch in a very competitive rematch in 2013. Recently, it was announced that Kessler´s colleague in Team Sauerland, WBA super middleweight champ George Groves also is on for the WBSS Tournament.


IN OTHER NEWS: As reported last month, World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka fights young brash, hard hitting and ambitious  Mexican Luis Nery on August 15th at Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto, Japan.

Shinsuke, in his last fight, defended his title by knocking out Carlos Carlson  in the seventh round in March. That was the twelfth defense of his crown, the second longest streak ever by a Japanese World champion.

Unfazed and un-amazed  Nery has been WBC Continental Americas and Silver champion. He has defeated rivals Carlos Fontes, Jether Oliva, John Mark Apolinaro, Martín Casillas, David "Tornado" Sánchez, Richie Mepranum, Raymond Tabugon, Jesús Martínez, among others.

Yamanaka will have to overcome a fresh, tough, aggressive and highly capable  opponent. And Nery is a left-handed, undefeated and hungry.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BWC on 06-21-2017

Yeah not as exciting as CW but hey get Eubanks Jr and Gilberto and the Dirrells and with Degale out you have a great tourney

Comment by ceylon mooney on 06-21-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17789184]Cruiserweight is looking to be the more interesting of the series[/QUOTE] one of the toughest weight classes for sure

Comment by The Akbar One on 06-21-2017

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;17788815]Peter Norrelund, CEO for MTG Sports and a member of the Board at World Boxing Super Series, has told Danish paper Ekstrabladet that is has been decided to give Mikkel Kessler one of the Wild Cards - and he is…

Comment by Hmabshir on 06-21-2017

Connected to the guy running this thing which is a pretty shady dude known for hometown decisions for his fighters. Either way this tournament looks pretty awful. I see Kessler getting stopped by any top 10 168 pounder. Degale would…

Comment by Mammoth on 06-21-2017

Cruiserweight is looking to be the more interesting of the series

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