Mikkel Kessler Retired, But Open To Ward, Froch Rematches


Kessler-ward-fight21 Mikkel Kessler officially announced his retirement from boxing but according to reports, he could be tempted out of retirement for a trilogy with Carl Froch or rematch with Andre Ward.

Kessler had wanted fights with the two in the past, but neither came to fruition. So with no big fights available, Kessler decided that he would not come back for lesser fights and retired.

While serious about retirement, Kessler admitted he could still be tempted to return to the ring – but it would have to be an “incredible” offer to make him lace the gloves again.

“I’m mentally stopping my career and will try to move on, but if an incredible offer comes from one of them [Froch or Ward] then I’d be ready,” Kessler said to ESPN UK.

Froch is taking time off due to an injury and in the process dropped his IBF belt because he could not make his mandatory. He is still eyeing a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas.

Kessler-Froch_1623207cWard has been inactive and still seems like there is not a set fight date for Ward. He recently signed a deal with Roc Nation Sports and is seeking a tune-up on HBO according to industry insiders.

Kessler would fight Ward but would he come to America again? If the price is right, he may.

However as of now he is retired and sent a statement through his twitter page.

“Thank you for supporting me throughout my career. It has been an absolute pleasure stepping into the ring, home as well as abroad.”