Saturday, 21 November 2009

Andre Ward Stops Mikkel Kessler

Andre Ward Stops Mikkel Kessler By TKO Due to Cuts By Head Butts 

An impressive win by the NEW WBA Super Middleweight Champion of the world - Andre Ward. Mikkel Kessler didn't have an answer from the first bell, he was totally dominated. Andre Ward was too fast, too athletic, and moved in and out too quickly for Kessler to land any of his counter punches. When Kessler did get through Andre Ward done a good job of holding and spoling any clean shots from landing. Mikkel Kessler seemed very limited, even pretty slow, and kept of trying the same things which didn't work for him. Mikkel Kessler was caught cleanly frequently, and did look hurt in some rounds.

Andre Ward, whether intentional or not, fought quite a dirty fight, holding a lot, and flying in head first on occasions, causing cuts above both eyes of Mikkel Kessler. These cuts were the reason the fight had to be stopped in the 11th round of the contest. The cuts didn't affect the end result though because Kessler lost almost every round anyway, and he was getting totally dominated. Kessler was also looking for a way out, complaining a lot in the later rounds. It really wasn't Kesslers night tonight. Credit to Kessler, he showed heart carrying on, even though he had two cut eyes, one being a nasty deep gash, also being way behind on the scorecards.

Andre Ward fought a great fight, showing great boxing skills, great movement, and good stamina. He was also respectful of Mikkel Kessler, and seemed like a nice guy in the interview after the fight. He wasn't brash or cocky, which is what i like to see in a boxer. He showed some impressive boxing skills and smart ring craft, only making a few mistakes as he got tired. Im sure we will be seeing many more good fights from him in the super six tournament and beyond.

Mikkel Kessler was not happy after the fight, he was moaning about the head butts and tying up. But to be honest, even if there was no head butts or tying up, i don't think the end result would of been different in terms of who the winner was. Mikkel Kessler clearly got schooled by a young fighter who was too elusive to catch cleanly. Im sure Mikkel Kessler will bounce back from this, he fights Carl Froch next and will want to prove he is not washed up. Both Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler are brawlers, and styles make fights, so i think that will be a very interesting match up.

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9 comments:

asid house said...

i knew it all along...kessler was over rated.

Anonymous said...

wow! ward done it lol...no one gave him a chance

Anonymous said...

ward was on fire

Metal Detecting said...

Ward can go all the way. He seems very grounded for such a young guy. That is something that the other young talent boxer Andre Dirrell doesnt have.

Ward stands a good chance against Abraham only because of his style, nothing taken away from abraham.

Anonymous said...

kessler is crap .

soto said...

kessler v froch will be a tear up

gunner said...

kesslers a warrior, he will comeback better with a blistering froch ko

911 said...

Wards the man in super six

q31 said...

when does kessler fight froch?

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