Report suggests Ward would be willing to travel to Denmark for bout…
Super-middleweight pair Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler have reportedly agreed to a rematch later this year according to reports in Denmark.
Both fighters are said to have agreed to the fight and Ward has even agreed to travel to Denmark to take on his rival for a second time, BoxingNews24.com reports.
Ward, widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, beat Kessler by a technical decision in their previous clash during the Super Six tournament back in 2009, but having defeated all the top names in the division he has been left frustrated and pre-occupied with matters outside the ring in recent times.
However, it appears as though both men are keen on the fight and Ward will travel outside of the US to face his opponent, perhaps down to the fact that the American doesn’t bring a significant amount of money to the table.
In contrast, Kessler is a huge draw in his homeland, and will undoubtedly hope to extend his career with a massive win that would add to his legacy in the sport.
It is no secret that the Dane has been chasing a third fight with Carl Froch after the Nottingham-born fighter defeated domestic rival George Groves in back-to-back encounters over the past year.
However, it appears as though the IBF champion is still keen on a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas next year, and if that fails to materialise, then James DeGale is in line waiting for a title shot after establishing himself as a mandatory challenger.
Meanwhile, Kessler has also been discussing the possibility of dropping down to the middleweight division on Twitter, with many of his supporters suggesting that a fight with Gennady Golovkin is the one that they would like to see.