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Andre Ward finally makes official full-time move to 175 lbs

In advance of his upcoming, well-discussed move up to the light heavyweight division, WBA Super Middleweight titlist Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KO’s) is vacating his title. Ward was long since stripped of our 168 lbs championship in lieu of both his inactivity and his intentions to move to light heavyweight. Ward originally claimed the belt in November 2009 with a victory over long-time champion Mikkel Kessler in his opening fight of the Super Six tournament.

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Major changing of the guard underway at 160 & 168 lbs

Middleweight and Super Middleweight Boxing In the Midst Of A Changing Of The Guard: For several years the picture in boxing’s middleweight classes — the 160 and 168 lbs divisions — has been very stable, with a well-defined set of champs and top contenders. In retrospect, that stability began to unravel in May 2014, when Sergio Martinez’s four-year reign as World Middleweight Champion came to an end at the hands of Miguel Cotto.

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Is Andre Ward vs. Mikkel Kessler II happening & if so, is that a good thing?

Late last week the Danish news site ekstrabladet.dk reported that their hometown boxing hero, Mikkel Kessler, and the super middleweight phenom Andre Ward would be getting it on again. The pair originally met in November 2009 as part of the Super Six tournament, and was the first fight where boxing fans well and truly saw what Andre Ward was capable of. Entering as a moderate underdog, Ward was kicking Kessler’s butt when a cut opened by an accidental head butt led to a stoppage and Technical Decision.

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Top 3 reasons why Ward vs. Froch II makes sense now

Now’s the Time for a Rematch Between Andre Ward & Carl Froch: The outcome of the Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch was as thrilling as it was earthshaking, as Froch imposed his will on his fellow Briton and put him down with a thunderous, one-punch kayo in the 8th Round. In so doing, Froch not only gave 80,000 roaring fight fans plus millions watching on TV a classic boxing show; he not only established his bona fides as the UK’s top pugilist; he not only erased the stigma of the first fight’s controversial ending; the Cobra also set the ...

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Should Mikkel Kessler retire or fight Carl Froch in a rubber match?

This past Saturday saw Carl Froch avenge his 2010 defeat at the hands of Mikkel Kessler in what was arguably the most anticipated boxing match of the year so far. Although the scores were similar to the original Kessler vs. Froch results, but in reverse, the points only tell so much of the story. In Herning, the two super middleweight champions engaged in a hard, closely fought match that saw Kessler’s technique give him just enough of an edge to carry more rounds. By contrast, this weekend’s London rematch saw Froch carry the rounds he won in a clear, decisive ...

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Andre Ward: I can’t see Mikkel Kessler defeating Carl Froch this time

Andre Ward told Boxing News magazine he thinks Carl Froch can stop Mikkel Kessler in their blockbuster super middleweight rematch at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Ward holds victories over both men but in a bumper preview issue of the weekly boxing magazine, the Oakland native – in London to commentate for HBO – believes that The Cobra has the edge over the Viking Warrior.

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Mikkel Kessler vs. Carl Froch II preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview – Kessler vs. Froch Rematch: It’s arguably the biggest fight of the year, and certainly the most eagerly awaited Super Middleweight fight in recent memory: the rematch between Carl “The Cobra Froch” and Mikkel “The Viking Warrior” Kessler. The first installment, as part of the Super Six Tournament, was a close fight that provided plenty of action, and there is no reason to expect the return bout to be any different. This time the battle will take place in London’s O2 Arena, before a strongly pro-Froch crowd on May 25th. Will it be repeat or revenge?

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Kessler vs. Froch rematch set for May 25th in London

The Mikkel Kessler vs. Carl Froch rematch now has an official date and location, after being announced last month with the details yet-to-be-determined. Kessler vs. Froch II will be held at the O2 Arena in London, on Saturday, May 25. The fight will likely find its way onto American television, but the network is not yet finalized. Here’s hoping that EPIX or WealthTV swoops in and picks up the bout if HBO or Showtime isn’t going to fork over the cash.

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