By Rich Cheney: Former super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is being talked about in making a comeback against undefeated light heavyweight contender Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) for the World Boxing Super Series tournament in 2017.
According to the Danish Boxing site BT, Kessler and Skoglund’s promoter Kalle Sauerland is interested in putting the two fighters together.
The 38-year-old Kessler has been out of action since his loss to Carl Froch in 2013. Kessler is interested in returning to the ring. It’s debatable whether Kessler will be able to find success at his age and with his long period of inactivity. Even if Kessler isn’t able to find the success that he previously enjoyed in the 168 pound division, you have to give him a real chance of beating the light hitting Skoglund, who is more of a finesse type of fighter.
Skoglund will be moving down to super middleweight to fight Kessler. Skoglund’s punching power might be a little bit better in the super middleweight division compared to when he was fighting at 175. Skoglund has past wins over the likes of Timmy Shala, Ryno Liebenberg, Derek Edward and Glen Johnson.
Kessler should have enough to beat Skogund. Kessler’s punching power will make him hard to beat by the 26-year-old Swede.