European Boxing Roundup: Kessler vs Calzaghe, Warren vs Palle, More
19.4.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Danish paper Berlingske writes that Mogens Palle has offered Frank Warren no less than five million USD for WBO supermiddle champ Joe Calazaghe to face WBA/WBC counterpart Mikkel Kessler in Copenhagen in September or later. Warren has previously went public with an offer for three million USD for Kessler to face Calzaghe in July in the UK but Palle tells Berlingske the proposed contract didnīt arrive until yesterday and that he wasnīt impressed with what he read. The full reply from Palle to Warren is now public can be found at teampalle.dk. Iīm sure thereīs more to come...
Article posted on 19.04.2007
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