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Mikkel Kessler Record

Total Fights49
Title Wins5
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs7
KO Wins35
KO Losses0
Mikkel Kessler Record & Stats
Mikkel Kessler's Record
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      What is Mikkel Kessler's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and two months, Mikkel Kessler fought 49 times with 46 wins and 3 losses.

      Kessler retired from professional boxing with a record of 46-3, which included one world-championship elevation, five world-title wins, and five successful title defense fights at the super-middleweight weight division. He had a 71.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 35 of his total 49 fights being knockout wins, seven of which were in title fights. Kessler never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Carl Froch on May 25, 2013. Kessler lost the super-middleweight WBA (Regular) title to Froch in this fight.

      Some of Kessler's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Carl Froch, Gusmyr Perdomo, Danilo Haussler, Brian Magee, Mehdi Bouadla, Librado Andrade, and Allan Green.

      49May 25, 201334Carl FrochLoss *UD
      48Aug 12, 201233Brian MageeWin *TKO3
      47May 19, 201233Allan GreenWinKO4
      46Jun 4, 201132Mehdi BouadlaWinTKO6
      45Apr 24, 201031Carl FrochWin *UD
      44Nov 21, 200930Andre WardLoss *TD
      43Sep 12, 200930Gusmyr PerdomoWin *TKO4
      42Oct 25, 200829Danilo HausslerWin *KO3
      41Jun 21, 200829Dimitri SartisonWin *KO12
      40Nov 3, 200728Joe CalzagheLoss *UD
      39Mar 24, 200728Librado AndradeWin *UD
      38Oct 14, 200627Markus BeyerWin *KO3
      37Jan 14, 200626Eric LucasWin *TKO10
      36Jun 8, 200526Anthony MundineWin *UD
      35Nov 12, 200425Manny SiacaWin *RTD7
      34Jun 11, 200425Andre ThysseWinTKO11
      33Mar 13, 200425Julio César GreenWinKO1
      32Oct 24, 200324Henry PorrasWinTKO9
      31Apr 11, 200324Craig CummingsWinKO3
      30Nov 29, 200223Dingaan ThobelaWinUD
      29Nov 8, 200223Dean WilliamsWinKO1
      28Oct 4, 200223Gerard ZdziarskiWinTKO8
      27May 24, 200223Orlando Javier AcunaWinRTD6
      26Mar 15, 200223Arthur AllenWinTKO6
      25Feb 8, 200222Manny SobralWinRTD4
      24Nov 16, 200122Fernando HernándezWinTKO2
      23Oct 13, 200122David MendezWinUD
      22Apr 27, 200122Rodrigues MoungoWinKO4
      21Mar 9, 200122Miguel JulioWinKO3
      20Feb 9, 200121Patrick RubesWinKO2
      19Sep 1, 200021Tony MenefeeWinTKO6
      18Apr 28, 200021Kevin HallWinKO2
      17Mar 31, 200021Tom YounanWinKO3
      16Mar 4, 200021Israel PonceWinKO2
      15Feb 18, 200020Charles WhittakerWinKO3
      14Jan 14, 200020Sidney Mxoli MsutuWinUD
      13May 4, 199920Jean Paul D'AlessandroWinUD
      12Apr 16, 199920Jose Maquina RojasWinKO2
      11Mar 19, 199920Alejandro De LeonWinUD
      10Feb 12, 199919Jaime BalboaWinKO6
      9Nov 27, 199819Dean MartinWinUD
      8Nov 6, 199819Anthony IvoryWinUD
      7Oct 16, 199819Edwin MurilloWinKO2
      6Sep 18, 199819Sammy SparkmanWinKO1
      5Sep 4, 199819Terry ClarkWinKO1
      4Jun 5, 199819Rick StocktonWinKO1
      3May 1, 199819Alex LuboWinUD
      2Apr 3, 199819Michael CorleoneWinTKO3
      1Mar 20, 199819Kelly MaysWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Mikkel Kessler (Viking Warrior) is a 45-year old retired Danish professional boxer. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 1, 1979. He is a former super-middleweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1998 to 2013.

      Kessler made his professional boxing debut against Kelly Mays at the age of 19 on March 20, 1998, defeating Mays via 1st round KO. He went on to win 38 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 28 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on November 12, 2004 after 34 professional fights, against Manny Siaca for the super-middleweight WBA title. He defeated Siaca via 7th round RTD to become the super-middleweight champion of the world.

      Kessler has won five world titles at super-middleweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Kessler's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Kessler had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a super-middleweight title unification bout against British boxer Carl Froch on May 25, 2013. Kessler lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision — and lost his WBA (Regular) title. It's been 11 years and 27 days since this fight.


      Kessler had a total of 13 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and five successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Mikkel Kessler fought for super-middleweight world titles in eight fights and won five of these fights, four of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five super-middleweight belts. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBC.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 12, 2012Brian MageeSuper-middleweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Apr 24, 2010Carl FrochSuper-middleweightWBCUD
      Jun 21, 2008Dimitri SartisonSuper-middleweightWBA*KO
      Oct 14, 2006Markus BeyerSuper-middleweightWBA (Super)*KO
      Nov 12, 2004Manny SiacaSuper-middleweightWBARTD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Mikkel Kessler had eight super-middleweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost three times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 12, 2009Gusmyr PerdomoSuper-middleweightWBATKO
      Oct 25, 2008Danilo HausslerSuper-middleweightWBAKO
      Mar 24, 2007Librado AndradeSuper-middleweightWBA (Super), WBCUD
      Jan 14, 2006Eric LucasSuper-middleweightWBATKO
      Jun 8, 2005Anthony MundineSuper-middleweightWBAUD

      Title Losses

      Mikkel Kessler lost three world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 25, 2013Carl FrochSuper-middleweightWBA (Regular)UD
      Nov 21, 2009Andre WardSuper-middleweightWBATD
      Nov 3, 2007Joe CalzagheSuper-middleweightWBA (Super), WBCUD


      Kessler fought a total of 49 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at the super-middleweight division. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 12, 2004: Kessler wins his first world title by defeating Manny Siaca via 7th round RTD. He is now the WBA super-middleweight world champion.

      • March 24, 2007: Kessler successfully defends the WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight titles against Librado Andrade, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • October 25, 2008: Kessler successfully defends the WBA super-middleweight title against Danilo Haussler, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.

      • September 12, 2009: Kessler successfully defends the WBA super-middleweight title against Gusmyr Perdomo, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • April 24, 2010: Kessler wins the WBC super-middleweight title from Carl Froch, by beating Froch via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 19, 2012: Mikkel Kessler beats Allan Green via 4th round KO.

      • August 12, 2012: Kessler wins the WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title from Brian Magee, by beating Magee via 3rd round TKO.


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