Kessler Takes on Ward Nov. 21, Only on Showtime

Aaron ShawContributor INovember 19, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 16:  Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Edison Miranda during the NABO and NABF Super Middleweight Championship boxing match on May 16, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Super Six World Boxing Classic concludes on November 21 with a battle between WBA Champion Mikkel Kessler and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, in Oakland, Calif. Dispite upsets in the first two matches as favorites Jermaine Taylor and Andre Dirrell lost, this match up that perhaps can be labeled the favorite vs. the "sleeper".


For starters, not much is know about Super Six favorite Mikkell Kessler due to the fact that he has not boxed in a match outside Germany/Denmark for some time. As a matter of fact pretty much all his fights have taken place in either Germany of Denmark. Except for the defeat that he received from British fighter Joe Calzaghe by way of unanimous decision in the 12th round For Undisputed WBA, WBC, WBO, Ring Magazine super middleweight titles. A defeat that may never be avenged but surpassed with the enterance into the Super Six for Kessler, who has won both the WBC and the WBA Super Middleweight World Titles. Mikkel Kessler is the current WBA super middleweight world champion, a title which he retained in a fight that went four rounds against Venezuelan contender Gusmyer Perdomo.


For hometown favorite Andre Ward a differant tale of the tapes has him to be considing the path to the Hall of Fame following the footsteps of greats like Ali, and Leonard. Wards most recent works are a win against Jerson Ravelo back in 2008 in which the former gold medalist claimed the WBO NABO title by way of a TKO victory in the eighth round. In May of 2009, Ward retained the title with a 12th round unanimous decision against Columbian contender Edison Miranda.


When asked about the Super Six World Class Boxing Classic Ward stated: "I'm just so excited. This is the opportunity that young fighters dream of and this is my opportunity to show the world that I not only want to win this tournament, but I want to be the reigning champion once I hang my gloves up."


Lets just hope the best for both fighters as they enter the firat stage of the Super Six Boxing Classic as they are staged to fight this weekend November 21 in Oakland California, a fight to be aired only on Showtime.