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Team Sauerland wins purse bid for Kessler vs. Perdomo

Team Sauerland today won the purse bid for WBA Super-Middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler´s mandatory defence against Gusmyl Perdomo with an offer of $2,114,000 (USD). General Manager Chris Meyer was pleased about the outcome. “We really wanted to promote Mikkel´s first fight as a member of our team,” he said. “We will announce the date and the venue soon..

The mandatory defence against Perdomo will be the Viking Warrior´s last fight before participating in SHOWTIME´s groundbreaking Super Six World Boxing Classic. During the course of the hotly-anticipated tournament, which stretches from October 2009 to May 2011, Kessler will battle out super-middleweight supremacy with the likes of WBC Super-Middleweight Champion Carl Froch, IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, former undisputed World Champion Jermain Taylor, Olympic gold medal winner Andre Ward and top-ranked U.S. star Andre Dirrell. “Of course I want to take my WBA belt into the tournament,” Kessler said. “The fight against Perdomo is the last obstacle that I need to overcome. I will be prepared and I will be ready for him.”

It will be Kessler´s first fight since October 2008 when he knocked out Germany´s Danilo Haussler during a show that was also promoted by Team Sauerland. “I am happy to be back in the ring,” Kessler added. “It will mark the beginning of a long and successful cooperation with Team Sauerland.”

Kessler (41-1, 31 KOs) knows that Perdomo (16-2, 10 KOs) will be no push-over. “As the mandatory challenger he deserves to fight for the title,” added Kessler. “I will definitely not underestimate him.”


PURSE BID RESULTS of WBA's 168 and 122 lbs. divisions at the EBA office

by the European Boxing Association - EBA

These are the results of the WBA Super Middleweight and Super Bantamweight Purse Bid ceremony held just minutes ago at the European Boxing Association - EBA office in Vitoria, Spain:


WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (168 LBS.)
CHAMPION: MIKEL KESSLER (DEN) / OFFICIAL CONTENDER: GUSMYL PERDOMO (VEN)
WINNING BID: SAUERLAND EVENTS with 2.114.000 USD
OTHER BIDS PRESENTED: UNIVERSUM BOX-PROMOTIONS with 211.638 USD & TEAM PALLE with 1.155.555 USD
POSSIBLE DATES AND PLACES OF WINNING BID: September 12th in Herning, Denmark, or Flensburg, Germany.

WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (122 LBS.)
CHAMPION: BERNARD DUNNE (IRL) / INTERIM CHAMPION: POONSAWAT KRATINDAENG (THA)
WINNING BID: BRIAN PETERS PROMOTIONS with 120.000 USD (minimum established)
OTHER BIDS PRESENTED: NONE
POSSIBLE DATES AND PLACES OF WINNING BID: Sept. 26th in Dublin, Ireland / Oct. 2nd in Macau, China / Oct. 3rd in New York, USA

Article posted on 20.07.2009



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