Early talk just after Mikkel Kessler's loss to Andre Ward was that Kessler's next fight in the Super Six World Boxing Classic could take place on March 6. Kessler will have home field advantage in Denmark against undefeated titlist Carl Froch.
While that isn't quite certain, as Kessler suffered some quite bad cuts against Ward, it may well now be paired with the Arthur Abraham-Andre Dirrell bout as a double-header. Froch-Kessler would likely air in the States on tape delay, with Abraham-Dirrell live as that fight will take place in the US.
So far, no dates have been rumored for the other second stage fight, between new WBA titlist Andre Ward and Jermain Taylor.
Promoters were looking to get Abraham-Dirrell into the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on January 23, something I was stunned lasted as long as it did as a possible idea, given that Top Rank has had that date all but locked in for months now as a Juan Manuel Lopez/Yuriorkis Gamboa double-header. They had that date on their calendar before the Lopez/Gamboa PPV in October, in fact.