Mikkel Kessler To Have Surgery, Six Week Break

By Ruslan Chikov

According to Danish television, super middleweight contender Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) is going to have surgery on a broken finger which forced him to withdraw from a title fight with WBO champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs). The fight was going to happen on November 5th in Copenhagen, but is now being rescheduled for early 2012. Kessler suffered the injury in training. Medical physicians told him surgery was necessary to insert a screw into the finger. No date has been set for the surgery, but six weeks of rehabilitation will be needed in the post-surgical recovery. Kessler said it's the seventh hand injury of his long career.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alx. on 10-15-2011

6 weeks? meh was looking forward to this

Comment by Hitman932 on 10-15-2011

[QUOTE=£-4-£;11295817]I hope Froch gets the chance to avenge his (disputable) defeat to Kessler, which would further enhance his great resume... Kessler, keep fit and injury-free until then![/QUOTE] Kessler will never fight Bute or Froch, he won't even consider leaving Denmark…

Comment by £-4-£ on 10-15-2011

I hope Froch gets the chance to avenge his (disputable) defeat to Kessler, which would further enhance his great resume... Kessler, keep fit and injury-free until then!

Comment by Grand Champ on 10-14-2011

^^ Agreed. One last title fight and one last super fight with Bute/Froch/Ward. Then it's back to star in danish reality shows :lol1:

Comment by sdcluser on 10-14-2011

Time to hang it up in a fight or two. Listen to your body and check the accuracy/methodology of your combos. Win over Stieglitz and possibly Bute should cement your legacy as a good Eurofighta.

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