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Kessler Injured, Stieglitz Fight Postponed

BY The Sweet Science ON October 11, 2011
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KesslerPrepares4Green_Keilhorn_2***Kessler injures hand in practice, WBO Title clash against Stieglitz
postponed to early 2012***

Team Sauerland regrets to announce that Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs)
has sustained a hand injury in practice, forcing him to postpone his
hotly-anticipated November 5 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion
Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) to early 2012. The venue will remain
Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium, and all tickets purchased will remain
valid. The new date for the show, which will be co-promoted by Team
Sauerland and SES boxing, will be confirmed as soon as possible. “This
is a major disappointment for me,” Kessler said. “We´ve had a great
preparation and I was in fantastic shape when I injured my right hand
during a routine training session. The doctors advised me that it needs
a rest and I can´t fight on November 5. I am very sorry to keep my fans
waiting. The good news is that the injury should heal quickly after a
little break. I will rest my hand and then get back to training to be
fit for Stieglitz early next year.”

Just like the Viking Warrior, promoter Kalle Sauerland was gutted. “It´s
a shame that this big clash of champions has to be postponed,” he
stated. “I know how hard Mikkel has worked and how disappointed he is to
postpone the original fight date, but we have been through this before.
We will now speak to our broadcasting partners – TV2 in Denmark, ARD in
Germany and SHOWTIME in the US – to find a new date in early 2012 as
soon as possible. We will then kick off the new year with a massive show
at PARKEN, with two of the world´s best super-middleweights battling it
out.”

As soon as the new date for the show at PARKEN has been confirmed, Team
Sauerland will make an announcement. All tickets purchased will remain
valid. Fans unable to attend the fight on the new date can refund their
tickets through billetlugen.dk's call center (+45 70 263 267) until
three weeks after the announcement of the new date.

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