WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler toured Denmark last week to promote his Super Six World Boxing Classic debut on November 21. With SHOWTIME airing the tournament in the US, Viasat, Yousee and TDC TV will broadcast the Kessler fights in Scandinavia. During the two-day press tour, the Viking Warrior stopped in Odense, Rudkøbing, Kolding, Skanderborg, Hjørring, Aalborg and Copenhagen to catch up with thousands of fans. Apart from signing countless of autographs, he answered plenty of questions about the tournament, his opponents, his training and his preparation. He will be in Berlin for the start of the Super Six tournament this Saturday when Arthur Abraham takes on Jermain Taylor in front of a packed o2 World in Berlin.
Here are a few quotes from the Viking Warrior:
“I’m in training and preparing for my fight against Andre Ward, but I’m happy to do this PR tour through Denmark to visit and say thanks to my many fans. I know I will be up against 20,000 Americans on November 21 but knowing that many Danes will follow the fight on TV makes me confident – I will bring this into the ring on that night.
“I have big ambitions. I have earned good money before. But if you ask me whether I am in this tournament for the money, the answer is no. Let me tell you one thing: After the Calzaghe fight I would have changed my purse for a victory right away.”
“Super Six is a great opportunity for me. I think this format will truly show who is the best super-middleweight in the world, and I am confident it will be me. I am grateful for getting this chance in a unique tournament which I think will be copied in other weight-divisions in the future.
“I know Andre Ward is a tough guy. But so am I, and I will give everything in that fight. I want to win the Super Six Tournament.”