Always display infographic in interactive mode
What is interactive mode infographic?

The infographic you see by default is an image. On the interactive infographic, you can mouseover, click, tap etc. on the chart to see more details about the fights. The browser's localStorage will be used to store your preference.

Calzaghe vs. Kessler: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In a unification world title fight, Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) and Mikkel Kessler (Viking Warrior) put their super-middleweight belts on the line. Calzaghe brings the WBO and The Ring belts. Kessler brings the WBA (Super) and WBC belts. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

35
Oct 1, 1993
43-0
21
32 (74.4%)
183 cm
185 cm
2 cm
Southpaw
Apr 7, 2007
6m, 27d
43
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
28
Mar 20, 1998
39-0
5
29 (74.4%)
185 cm
188 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Mar 24, 2007
7m, 10d
39
IBFWBOTheRing
sMD
w1
d1
sMD
w1
d20
sMD
w1
d2
WBAWBC
sMD
w2
d3
sMD
e1
d1
super-middleweight
Saturday, 3 Nov 2007
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
v0.1.9-beta 2024-03-02
Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler

Date

This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler took place on at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Mikkel Kessler is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Joe Calzaghe is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 188 cm, Kessler also has reach advantage of 3 cms over Calzaghe's 185 cm. On top of that, Kessler also has a 1 cm ape index advantage over Calzaghe.

Calzaghe is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 43-0 (32 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 27 days ago against Peter Manfredo Jr., which he won via 3rd round TKO.

Kessler also comes in with an undefeated record of 39-0 (29 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 10 days ago against Librado Andrade, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Librado Andrade's boxing career

Joe Calzaghe fights out of the southpaw stance, while Mikkel Kessler fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Calzaghe will be 35 years and 7 months old. Kessler will be 28 years and 8 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 58-42 in favor of Joe Calzaghe. Here is the prediction for Calzaghe vs Kessler.

The chances of Joe Calzaghe winning this fight is much higher. However, Mikkel Kessler still cannot be counted out.

Result

Joe Calzaghe defeated Mikkel Kessler via 12 round UD to win the WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight titles and retain the WBO and The Ring super-middleweight titles. Kessler's undefeated record of 39 wins comes to an end, and Calzaghe advances his win streak to 44. Calzaghe is now 44-0, and Kessler 39-1.

Fight Recommendations

  1. Mikkel Kessler defeats Carl Froch via 12-round unanimous decision
  2. Joe Calzaghe defeats Roy Jones Jr. via 12-round unanimous decision
  3. Joe Calzaghe defeats Bernard Hopkins via 12-round split decision
  4. Mikkel Kessler defeats Librado Andrade via 12-round unanimous decision
  5. Joe Calzaghe knocks out Richie Woodhall in the 10th round
  6. Joe Calzaghe defeats Robin Reid via 12-round split decision
  7. Joe Calzaghe defeats Chris Eubank via 12-round unanimous decision