For the RING, WBO, WBC and WBA Super Middleweight Titles
(43-0, 32 KO, Newbridge, Wales)
(39-0, 29 KO, Copenhagen, Denmark)
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I haven't been so jacked up for a fight since Floyd/Oscar. This is a happening. Roughly 60,000 fanatics in Cardiff will watch their hero, Joe Calzaghe, put his RING and WBO super middleweight titles up against Mikkel Kessler's WBC and WBA belts. This is for supremacy at 168 pounds -- these are, unquestionably, the division's two best.
Not only that, but we're talking about two undefeated fighters. Calzaghe has been defending titles for a decade, and seems intent to only fight a few more times. He's one of the UK's best -- ever. Kessler's been a world champion since he blasted past Manny Siaca three years ago. Since then, he's bombed Anthony Mundine, Eric Lucas, Markus Beyer and Librado Andrade.
This is the biggest fight of either man's career. Someday, when both are retired, this may go down as the biggest one either ever had.