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Round-Up: Kessler dominates Andrade, Taylor/Spinks good to go

Kessler won every round on all three judges' scorecards.
Mikkel Kessler took what some would say was an easy unanimous decision victory over Librado Andrade, retaining the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles in Copenhagen.

I also scored it 120-108, but Librado Andrade took a destructive amount of punishment and deserves a lot of credit for his chin. After the fight, Andrade didn't show a single mark, raising questions as to whether or not he is, in fact, a piece of iron.

Final Compubox punch stats tell the story, though:

Kessler: 348/856, 41%
Andrade: 95/923, 10%

Kessler looked fantastic, but I don't think we've seen the end of Librado Andrade. He may never be an elite fighter, but he's always going to be around, and even though this was a one-sided fight, I don't think too many guys are going to be rushing to get into the ring against Andrade.

As for Kessler, it's very clear we need to see him in the ring against Joe Calzaghe. Forget Alejandro Berrio -- a great puncher -- and forget Anthony Mundine -- a good fighter. Kessler and Calzaghe are the division's best, and HBO would take that fight up in a second.

In other news, it appears as though Cory Spinks will, in fact, be the more-than-suitable replacement for Sergio Mora in Jermain Taylor's next fight, tentatively scheduled for May in Memphis, and billed as "The Border War," with Taylor from Little Rock and Spinks from St. Louis. Spinks is no one's favorite fighter to watch, but he is a very sound boxer and could give Taylor a serious test, and maybe even do his Cory Spinks thing and pull the upset.

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