The Viking Warrior Returns:
Kessler Announces Comeback
Danish boxing legend Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) announced
his plans to return to the ring at a press conference today
at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel.
The former five-time World Champion, who retired following
his May 2013 rematch with Carl Froch at the O2 in London,
will make a sensational comeback later this year with a date
and opponent to be confirmed.
‘’I want to prove that I can become the best again. The goal
is to become World Champion for the sixth time,'' said 'The
‘’I’ve always said that if I wake up one day and the
motivation is there, I’ll take the chance, and now, the
timing is right. I still have a great team around me with a
chef, physical trainer, therapist and boxing coach. The
desire is still there, and I’m ready to make it happen.
‘’I’m older, and so is my body, but I’ve kept in shape, and
I’m still in weight. I’m 100 per cent motivated to do this.
I’ve missed the training camps, and I’ve missed the focus
you get from boxing - to have one goal, and to do your best
to achieve it.
‘’It’s not about the money; it’s about doing what my heart
tells me to do. I’ve always love big challenges, and this is
a chance to really test myself.
‘’We’ve not decided on a date or an opponent yet. I’m just
looking forward to fighting in front of my fans again. For
me, it has always been about the fans, and I promise to do
everything I can to ensure they get to see entertaining
The 38 year-old was joined at today’s press conference by
promoter Kalle Sauerland.
‘’For Mikkel it has always been about honour and not money
when he steps into the ring,'' said Sauerland. ''He has
beaten the best, and we believe he can come back to a level
where he is ready to conquer the World again.’’