By Alex Hermann
Photo by Photo Wende
Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Green dropped Kessler in round one but Kessler stayed out of trouble for the rest of the round. Kessler responded to rock Green in rounds two and three, then finished him with with a left hand to the chin in round four. Kessler claimed the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title.
Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Nielsen (15-0, 8 KOs) shut out Gaetano Nespro (19-8-1, 3 KOs) over six. 60-54 on all cards.
World rated Pole Mateusz Masternak improved to 27-0, 20 KO, by scoring af one-sided win over Hari Miles (7-5, 2 KO). Masternak, who is ranked #11 by The Ring Magazine, was levels above Miles, who took about a billion hard punches through the fight. In round two and three Masternak was superior, and it looked like a KO win. But Miles took the punches, and in the next rounds Masternak was less aggressive, even he still easily won the rounds. Miles, brave but limited, tried to get back in the fight, but a fighter at his level is way overmatched, when he goes into the ring with Masternak. The judges scored it 99-90 twice and 99-91 for Masternak.
The show was opened by Swedish prospect Erik Skoglund, who won a huge decision over Argentinian Pablo Sosa over eight rounds. The 20 years old Skoglund did a nice job, and controlled the fight against the aggressive Sosa. In the middle rounds Sosa looked tired, and Skoglund landed several big shots. He failed to end the fight before the last bell. Skoglund (10-0, 5 KO) won it 80-72 on all three cards.
Norwegian Simen Smaadal (2-0, 1 KO) outpointed Srdjan Mihajlovic (5-3, 4 KO) over four rounds at light heavyweight. Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37.