Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mikkel Kessler Successful In Tune Up

Mikkel Kessler was successful in his tune up fight against Perdomo. Kessler started slow and calculated behind his jab, until the action finally picked up in the 3rd round. Just as soon as the action picked up, it was over. Kessler ended up stopping his challenger in round 4.

The Viking Warrior had an easy night; he's now due to face Andre Ward next.

I thought Kessler looked as he usually does - calculated with great boxing technique. Mikkel does all the little things right. His jab is one of the best in the game. Although I thought Kessler looked a little slower than usual; you could attribute that to his long lay-off.

Mikkel Kessler will have to be at his best when he faces Andre Ward come November. In my opinion, Ward has the potential to beat Kessler. But if Mikkel is at his best and gets his jab going, he should come away with the victory.

There is an X-factor involved in the fight with Kessler/Ward, and that is, how well Kessler handles fighting away from Denmark. The fight is going to take place in Oakland, California. Kessler has fought outside his home country on a few different occasions, so he should respond okay, but Ward will definitely have the home town advantage.

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