Sunday, 20 May 2012

Kessler arrives at light-heavy!

WBC silver champion Mikel Kessler.
Mikkel Kessler has made his mark on the light-heavyweight division after pulling off a fantastic one-punch knock out against Allan Green. It wasn't the best we've ever seen 'The Viking Warrior' perform but it showed us that he still has what it takes to mix it with the best in the world, and even more impressively in a heavier weight division than what he usually fights at.

Kessler scores a devastating knockout victory.
It was a worrying start for the 33-year old as he found himself climbing off the canvas in round one. Green looked as though he was going to finish Kessler's career right there and then, but once Kessler (45-2, 34 KO's) managed to tighten up his defence and stick to his boxing it became a pretty one-sided fight from then on. He managed to start landing left hook's at will and then in the fourth round he landed a monstrous shot that sent Green (31-4, 21 KO's) flying down towards the canvas.

Although, it was a good performance from Kessler, it was clear that he is not the same fighter that he used to be. His age seems to be catching up with him, in and out of the ring as he has also revealed he finds it hard to make the 168lb weight limit for the super-middleweight division. He actually weighed in for this fight at 169lb so  at the moment it looks like he could end up becoming stuck between weight divisions.

It's not clear as to who is lined up for Kessler next but there has been a big call for a light-heavyweight showdown between him and WBO world champion Nathan Cleverly. This would be a great fight for the fans and both men as the bout would make a lot of money as both fighters have huge fan bases in Europe. This would be a risky fight for Kessler to take as Cleverly is an up and coming fighter that is still young, fresh and hungry so he will want this win to earn a big name on his record.

A return to super-middleweight seems like a more sensible idea for Kessler as he only just made it over the minimum weight limit for the light-heavyweight division and his power and skill seems to be much more effective at the lighter weight.

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