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honestly ward seems to me a great fighter but if kessler fights the guy he better be prepared to head butt ward back as ward head butts him

Posted December 18, 2012 2:33 am 


mk I hoping for different results if kessler or froch fought ward but dont think so. only thing in kessler ward fight was they let ward get away with using his head as a thrid fist . did that make the difference in the fight I dont think so

Posted December 18, 2012 2:24 am 


this guy kessler has been a good smw for a long time . only losing to calzagghi and ward . hope him and froch get it on again for a big pay day .last fight was great

Posted December 18, 2012 2:20 am 


We have just seen how the same fighters, can fight several times with different outcomes (Marquez vs Pacman), but for some people it is impossible that Andre ward should rematch anyone, or worse yet travel. Clearly everything can happen, if Ward decides to fight on equal terms vs Kessler/Froch. It is the nature of intelligent boxers that they change strategies. At the top level everything can happen, all the time.

Posted December 10, 2012 7:33 am 

Brian Gravesen

Yeah Kessler by stoppage, who’d have seen that one coming?

Posted December 9, 2012 1:13 pm 

Brian Gravesen

Let’s call this what it is – a meaningless interim title rebranded.

Hopefully Kessler now fights Froch for the genuine IBF strap.

Posted December 9, 2012 1:10 pm 


Call me stupid but didnt Ward beat those two guys u named. I wood like to see a froch rematch. I believe he has earned it. Kesslers big win over froch tells us hat he is in the ballpark aswell. De questioning a fightersidnt like how he left the super6. i hate questioning somebodys injury but he scheduled a fight right after he dropped out. He should have just postponed

Posted December 9, 2012 11:05 am 


curtley: did you see how power destroyed speed in Marquez vs Pacman. What happened to Pacman (who I like) will happen to Ward, if he suspends his own demons, and fights Kessler or Froch in Europe. Honestly the two europeans are too powerful for Ward, why do you think he is avoiding his only money fights available.

Posted December 9, 2012 9:35 am 


Kessler-Froch next???? 2013????

Posted December 9, 2012 8:52 am 

Unbiased Dane

At this moment there are only Ward, Kessler and Froch at the very top, a real champion fights the best. There are no other meaningfull fights out there for Ward, so what are Ward waiting for ?

Posted December 9, 2012 8:14 am 


Come on I am no fan of the way Ward fights and am a massive Froch fan, but the Oakland native would beat Froch and Kessler even if he fought them on the moon, his style may not be to your liking but in terms of winning fights it is as unbeatable as you will see in the modern era, all this hometown bollocks is not relevent as there have been no poor decisions in Wards fights other than maybe being allowed to rough Kessler up a bit too much by the ref. Ward beats Froch in Nottingham (hate to admit this)or Kessler in Denmark, their only chance would be landing one big shot as they can both punch but Andre is not only slippery as an eel but has shown a good chin

Posted December 9, 2012 6:15 am 

Carl`s the best


Posted December 9, 2012 6:07 am 

Carl`s the best

Kessler would kille Bute. Like he did with Magee last night.
I think Carl will do the same again.

Posted December 9, 2012 6:06 am 

Carl`s the best

I agree.

Posted December 9, 2012 6:03 am 

Carl`s the best

Ward? Who? The boy who only fight in his own backyard?
Come on both Kessler and Froch boxes in foriegn soil but Ward is hides at home.
Come europe Ward, let us see.

Posted December 9, 2012 6:03 am 


Kessler WON by stoppage just as I predicted!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!

Posted December 8, 2012 11:46 pm 


MW…Kessler, and Froch are the top dogs at 68..and everybody knows it?? Everybody but Andre Ward that is…Ward beat both those guys EASY!! And, will do it again!

Posted December 8, 2012 11:29 pm 


Kessler vs Magee: This surely means that Kessler is the nr 1 smw, he managed to totally destroy the tough Magee in 3 rounds, Froch could hardly stand on his feat in the 11th before he Koed Magee luckily, and we have to rule the paperchamp Ward out with Bute, who did a nice job against Magee, but this was another league. Kessler is a lethal puncher. Kessler and Froch are the top dogs in smw and I think everybody knows it.

Posted December 8, 2012 11:27 pm 

dutch masters cigars

Congratulations Mikkel!

Posted December 8, 2012 10:29 pm 


Glad Kessler is looking sharp again, but I’m sick of this Super WBA champ and Regular WBA champ crap. Unfortunately, Kessler is not really a “champ”. He won a belt that means nothing. Ward is the WBA champ. It would be nice to be able to call Kessler a “3-time champion”, but it’s bogus. But like I said I’m happy he’s doing well again.

Posted December 8, 2012 10:03 pm 


PEEJ… OMG!!! A ring judge who’s local. 2 ringside judges that’s local an one from south africa. That seems pretty fair and not paid.. open your eyes for the facts darling ;-)

Posted December 8, 2012 9:40 pm 


Kessler sure did tje job tonight

Posted December 8, 2012 9:34 pm 


I like Froch, but unbeatable is a pretty strong word. I think kessler will put his feet back on ground where they belong. Bute is done.. Abraham not skilled enough and Ward is skilled joke to the sport.. Kessler and froch is the top dogs in the division and the only true champs out there i SMW..

Posted December 8, 2012 9:32 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Hook : Mikkel is WBA champ as of tonight…..1st challenger to Wards superchamp status…..Bute is in limbo and need to redeem himself…Hardly the same scenario

Posted December 8, 2012 9:30 pm 


What judges has Ward had to pay off? Ward is the champ because of his skills.

Posted December 8, 2012 9:16 pm 


mikkel is on the road back himself so thats why it would make more sense for those two to go at it as froch is looking pretty much unbeatable by anyone whos name isnt ward adonis would be a good match up i could see froch beating dawson at light heavy …

Posted December 8, 2012 9:14 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

The only ways for Bute to be a somebody again in the div is taking Abrahams belt or beating a contender Dirrells or one of the brits…I don’t think he has it in him….Then again i never did.

Posted December 8, 2012 9:00 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

This may sound mean….But if he’s not ready to redeem himself against Froch with a contract in his hand and in Canada (A fight none of us really want) he’s kind of done at championsship level…Without that remaatch fight signed, things would actually look better for Bute….Because then he could say he wanted the rematch…..Now he just look really ,really weak…Can’t go up ,Can’t go Down in weight…Couldn’t hang with Froch(not even close)….How’s he going to cope with people who beat Froch.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:53 pm 


i just mentioned bute because he is either in or out no more tune ups or weak opposition like mendy or whomever

Posted December 8, 2012 8:45 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Bute was hyped, exposed and looked terrible in his last fight….I don’t think Bute wants anything to do with the top dogs for 2 or more fights to come….Well maybe to cash in and retire….Anywho the SMW is still loaded with talent….So theres a lot of interesting fights that could be made.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:40 pm 


Magee is more a champion than Ward!! A true champion dares to travel to show it. that being said, the main event would be Froch and Kessler. They aren’t affraid of going to someone elses backyard, even if it’s dirty ( you know what i mean ) Ward is good, but how will he do when they can’t pay the judges anymore ? Show youre the best by going to the best!!!

Posted December 8, 2012 8:37 pm 


throw bute in with mikkel if the froch or ward fight doesnt come off you could add GGG to that mix ofward froch and kessler ….

Posted December 8, 2012 8:34 pm 


Firestarter – Kessler v Ward or Froch, I’ll take either. Whoever fights Ward out of those two, I just hope it doesn’t happen in California. Vegas, or preferably Europe would be great from a neutral fan’s point of view IMO. That would push Ward a bit more and give him a sterner test.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:27 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Wouldn’t be so sure that Ward can Headbutt himself to a win again…Nor should he be allowed to it …But what are you going to do ? Americans don’t understand the word “Fair” atleast Ward doesn’t.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:20 pm 


Kessler has been a pro since 1998…sure he’s had plenty of injuries, but he’s mixed it with the best, and to still be at the elite level at this stage of his career is pretty impressive. Magee and Green were ranked about 10-15 in the world at 168 – Mikkel destroyed them. Froch is frequently ranked above Kessler in the ratings. And let’s not forget, this is a faded version of Kessler that has already been beaten by Calzaghe and then headbutted by Ward.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:19 pm 


@ Popkins, I would rather see Froch – Kessler II than Ward – Kessler II, Ward would win clearly over Kessler. Eventhough I think that the winner of Froch – Kessler II will face the Ward, and that fight will be Wards last fight in SMW. Because Ward will win that fight and have nobody left to fight in SMW and then move up and clear LHW.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:16 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Yeah, that or Froch rematch or a Trilogy with Froch ….That Fight was a true classic.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:14 pm 


Hopefully Ward is next. And not in Andre’s cosy, Californian back garden with a ref who’s been given a back hander. ……..Neutral venue, neutral ref. Then we have a 50/50 Super middleweight fight to get excited about.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:12 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Anonymous: The eye-injury was seriously close to career-ending….Other than that Kessler has had every injury in the book….Recall former trainer Richard Olsen saying he had glass-bones…And his body wasn’t build for boxing….Hopefully we won’t see anymore big injuries….

Posted December 8, 2012 8:11 pm 


Kessler had some health issues that last several years. Lets hope they are behind him now. Time will tell.

Posted December 8, 2012 8:05 pm 

Unbiased Dane

Its quite ironic that Magee who stopped Rudy Markussen and Mads Larsen with bodyshots, was stopped the same way. Kessler isnt done at all.

Posted December 8, 2012 7:52 pm 

Paddy O’Trenchant


Posted December 8, 2012 7:48 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Took Bute and Froch longer….And Magee havn’t looked as good as he did up to this fight like ever…Kessler is Worldclass Magee is A- class that was the diff….Kessler is crazy precise, now bring on Froch or Ward.

Posted December 8, 2012 7:47 pm 

hook to the body

kessler fight a word class fighter instead of magee that can’t take a body shot

Posted December 8, 2012 7:43 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Total domination from Kessler…Hit Magees body 4 times and down Magee went 4 times KO Start of 3rd…

Posted December 8, 2012 7:42 pm 


Damn some mean bodyshots Kessler fired, how did Magee survive that 2nd round.

Posted December 8, 2012 7:42 pm 


How’s Kessler getting on?

Posted December 8, 2012 7:41 pm 


DeGale has definitely raised his game. He just needs 4 or 5 more fights at this sort of level, to increase his fitness and tweak his skills. Then he’ll be able to give the top guys a good crack. His 76 inch reach at 168 is huge. As the commentators said, if he can maintain the center of the ring he’ll be a handful for anyone.

Posted December 8, 2012 7:40 pm 


my moolla is on kessler by punishing fisti cuffs …….

Posted December 8, 2012 7:31 pm 


alright here we go guyz!!!!!

Posted December 8, 2012 7:21 pm 


Come on Kessler!

Posted December 8, 2012 7:09 pm 


Frochy the key to victory for Degale is body punching and uppercuts

Posted December 8, 2012 7:01 pm 


T22. Ref stopped him in full flight when he was going for the finish. Thought he heard a bell. What an idiot.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:52 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

BTW Skoglund will own a portion of the LHW in two years…He’s crazy talented…

Posted December 8, 2012 6:50 pm 


Frochy. Just saw that. If Degale dont stop Zuniga now then he goes back to the drawinv board. Zuniga looks like hes hurting now

Posted December 8, 2012 6:48 pm 


Degale sending out a little message to SMW division tonight. Floored Zuniga with a peach of an uppercut in 3rd.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:45 pm 


Damn Keller good one!

Posted December 8, 2012 6:42 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Yeah, he wasn’t bad tall and awkvard..But it was clear Reda folded suddenly and unexpected after leading on points….A switch just went off IMO…But yeah it’s hard to turn back father-time….Maybe i just really..really wanted a cinderella story….

Posted December 8, 2012 6:42 pm 


Killing moon. Its possible all the battles with the authorities took its toll on Reda as much as the boxing. Also Guido Pitto deserves credit too. The first time i seen him was tonight. Decent boxer.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:37 pm 


a draw that was pretty obvious That last round Jones just sucked

Posted December 8, 2012 6:33 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

You do realize he had to fight with danish authorities for years to get this comeback…A doctor declared him falsely Brain-damaged….And they wouldn’t allow him to fight for four years even though all other tests said he was not….Still Zam Zam trained fighting boxing-commision,legal system and the doctor…Lack of desire…Give me a freakin break…He could have called it quits years ago.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:25 pm 


Killing moon i saw Redas comeback fights and he looked to have purpose but body language wise looked like he needed it not wanted it and that was the difference. Its a bit like Cotto vs Margarito II as opposed to Cotto vs Trout. Thats the best way i can explain it.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:19 pm 


oh wow these two fighters suck! jones and burn

Posted December 8, 2012 6:19 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

T22: He came back and won 4 (3) fights looked sharp…I don’t understand your statement about him not having the desire….Do you know the full story about how he came back after 4 years hiatus ?….Nightmarish to say the least.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:13 pm 


Over on uk Ch 5 Eubank jr having his 2nd fight this week

Posted December 8, 2012 6:10 pm 


Intelligent pressure from Barker in that fight. Btw i think Zam Zam lost his desire a few fihhts back.Shame

Posted December 8, 2012 6:08 pm 

Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Damn Reda Zam Zam really blew it…It’s done…His trainer should have thrown the towel in the ring…It was just sad to see the great tec boxer with no fire in the eyes…Totally spent….Was great to see the comeback he fought so hard to get…But he should retire now.

Posted December 8, 2012 6:03 pm 

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