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October 14, 2006
PARKEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Mikkel Kessler (37-0) -vs- Markus Beyer (34-2-1)
WBC, WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
 

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Mikkel Kessler vs Markus Beyer

Mikkel Kessler vs Markus Beyer
Saturday, October. 14


At Copenhagen, Denmark, Mikkel Kessler (37-0, 28 KOs) is a sportsbook favorite
to beat Markus Beyer (34-2-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round bout for Kessler's WBA and
Beyer's WBC super middleweight titles. Kessler, known as the "Viking Warrior"
is fighting in his hometown, and most boxing bets will be on his side. His last
fight was a 10-round TKO of Eric Lucas. Beyer, meanwhile, a German who goes by
"Boom Boom," didn't get to finish his last fight, in May against Sakio Bika.
That bout was stopped in the fourth round due to a cut under Beyer's eye and
was ruled a technical draw. Speaking of Bika, he also fights on Oct. 14,
taking on Joe Calzaghe in Manchester, England, for Calzaghe's IBF and WBO
super middleweight titles. Boxing bettors have had a sure thing in Calzaghe,
as he is 41-0 with 31 KOs. He is the overwhelming sportsbook favorite in this bout,
near his hometown. Calzaghe, a southpaw, had one of the most impressive fights of 2006
by dominating Jeff Lacy in March in his last bout. Bika (20-1-2 with 13 KOs)
is an Australian whose last fight was the technical draw to Markus Beyer.
All signs point to an easy Calzaghe victory.

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Well, another boxer with two belts. :D
Time for Mikkel Kessler vs Joe Calzaghe :D

Super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler unifies the WBC and WBA 168lb titles with his crushing win over Markus Beyer on Saturday night in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kessler KOs Beyer in 3!
Unifies WBC and WBA super middleweight titles
Super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (38-0, 29 KOs) retained his WBA world title and added the WBC world title of Markus Beyer (34-3-1, 13 KOs) with a spectacular third round KO on Saturday night at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Not many connects early on, Kessler was very busy with his excellent left jab, while the southpaw Beyer concentrated on the body. Kessler finally opened up in round three and dropped Beyer for the count with left-right combination. Time was 2:58. After the fight, Kessler stated "I expected a tougher fight.....My right hit at the right time. However, he also hit my liver, there I had to swallow quite a lot." Beyer acknowledged that Kessler has a lot of power in his hands and the 35-year-old three-time former champion would not comment on his future, except to say, "How it goes from here, I don't know yet exactly."
 
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