PARKEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — After 11 months out of action, Mikkler Kessler made a successful return to the ring with a one-punch knockout of American Allan Green last night.
Kessler controlled round one behind a consistent jab until Green stunned him with a counter right . He followed up with a left hook to the body for a balance knockdown that Kessler easily recovered from.. Kessler stayed with his left jab in the second, disrupting Green’s attempts at offense . Kessler also established his left hook by briefly wobbling Green with the punch late in the round.
An inside counter left hook hurt Green in the third, prompting Kessler to follow up with several uppercuts. In addition, Green was visibly bothered y Kessler’s hooks to the body. The end would come early in the fourth courtesy of a lead left hook that dropped Green flat on his back. The referee broke the count early to give Kessler the knockout victory.
The win makes Kessler a viable opponent for the winner of Carl Froc-Lucian Bute on May 26.