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

In a unification world title fight, Mikkel Kessler (Viking Warrior) defends his super-middleweight WBA belt against Andre Ward (S.O.G.). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

30
Mar 20, 1998
42-1
9
32 (74.4%)
185 cm
188 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Sep 12, 2009
2m, 9d
3
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
25
Dec 18, 2004
20-0
0
13 (65%)
183 cm
180 cm
-3 cm
Orthodox
Sep 12, 2009
2m, 9d
20
WBAWBC
sMD
w3
d5
sMD
e1
d1
super-middleweight
Saturday, 21 Nov 2009
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S.
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Mikkel Kessler vs. Andre Ward

Date

This fight between Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward took place on at the Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Mikkel Kessler is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Andre Ward is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 188 cm, Kessler also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Ward's 180 cm. On top of that, Kessler also has a 6 cm ape index advantage over Ward.

Kessler is coming in to this fight with a record of 42-1 (32 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 9 days ago against Gusmyr Perdomo, which he won via 4th round TKO.

Ward comes in with an undefeated record of 20-0 (13 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 9 days ago against Shelby Pudwill, which he won via 3rd round TKO.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Kessler will be 30 years and 8 months old. Ward will be 25 years and 8 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of Mikkel Kessler. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Kessler vs Ward.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Mikkel Kessler may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Ward stops Kessler early.

Result

Andre Ward defeated Mikkel Kessler via 11 round TD to win the WBA (Super) super-middleweight title. Kessler's 3 fight win streak comes to an end, and Ward advances his win streak to 21. Ward is now 21-0, and Kessler 42-2.

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