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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 06:44 GMT 07:44 UK
Calzaghe says he will KO Kessler
Joe Calzaghe
Calzaghe remains unbeaten after 43 professional fights
WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe says he expects to knock out Mikkel Kessler if they meet in Denmark in September.

Kessler is the undefeated WBC and WBA champion while Calzaghe has held the WBO title for 10 years.

"Kessler is the best other super middleweight in the world - we're both head and shoulders above everyone else," said Calzaghe.

"But I believe his style is suited to me. I'm convinced I can knock him out."

This is one of the biggest fights in boxing

Joe Calzaghe

And Calzaghe explained that his confidence was so high that he was happy to stage the fight in Kessler's home country.

"That's why I'm willing to travel to Denmark," said Calzaghe. "I don't think it will be a 50-50 fight."

After holding his title for so long, Calzaghe said that he was now looking to make his mark in history.

"These are the sort of fights I want. It's about cementing my legacy now," said Calzaghe.

"Kessler is the main man out there - he has got two belts and is undefeated. This is the biggest fight in boxing.

"After 25 years of boxing, not a lot gets me excited, but Kessler will get me excited.

"I don't think Copenhagen is the most hostile place to go. But I love pressure and I love hostile atmospheres.

"I feed off them. It will be a big challenge but that's what I need."

SEE ALSO
Kessler's camp accuses Calzaghe
24 May 07 |  Boxing
The Calzaghe Record
05 Mar 06 |  Boxing


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