Miranda: Here Kitty, Kitty...Kessler The Kitten Goes Into Hiding
HOLLYWOOD, FL, March 12 – The internet connections were all working, website and newspaper reporters were calling the Seminole Warriors Boxing office for comments, so the press release from Edison Miranda calling out Mikkel Kessler must have gone out.
Article posted on 12.03.2008
But where’s Kessler?
Conspicuously quiet since Miranda let the world know that the so-called “Viking Warrior” refused to fight him, Kessler - a former world champion in need of some career rehabilitation after the 12 round boxing lesson he was given by Joe Calzaghe last November – is presumed to be missing and refusing to come out until the big, bad ‘Pantera’ goes away.
“I’m not surprised Kessler the Kitten disappeared when the big cat came around,” said Miranda. “I wish him luck in his future endeavors as a model, actor, race car driver or video game player, because it’s obvious that he’s no longer a fighter..”
The proposed Miranda-Kessler fight received significant offers from both HBO and Showtime until Kessler backed out of negotiations. He has not been heard from since – not surprising, since no one else in the upper reaches of the super middleweight division want to deal with the concussive punching Miranda.
“I want the Kessler fight, the fans want it, but he doesn’t want to step up and fight the best,” said Miranda. “He’s just like the rest of the division. I think the only man left in this fight game besides me is Winky Wright. Hey Winky, since Pavlik turned you down and you need a dance partner. Call my promoter and let’s do it.”
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