Watch the fight highlights 13 years today - Calzaghe vs Kessler
On this day in 2007, Joe Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler went to battle for the WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring Super Middleweight championships at the Milennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Both fighters came into this fight as undefeated warriors, and Calzaghe came into the contest as the WBO champion, having won the title against Chris Eubank in 1997 and also the Ring Magazine champion. Calzaghe had been undefeated in 43 fights and was considered one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Kessler came into the contest as the WBC and WBA champion, he won the WBA title after beating Manny Siaca in 2004 and won the WBC title by defeating Marcus Beyer in 2006. This fight pitted the number 1 and number 2 ranked fighters in the super middleweight division.
The first three rounds of the contest were closely fought out, and in the fourth round Kessler landed two right uppercuts with him marginally winning the round. After this, Calzaghe's work rate came into effect and gained the control of the fight. According to Compubox, the fight stats showed that Calzaghe threw 1010 and Kessler threw 585.
Enjoy the fight highlights.