Team Sauerland surprised by Palle´s reaction after Kessler-Haussler purse bid

It was not without surprise that Team Sauerland found out about Mogens Palle´s latest comments in the media. The Danish promoter had voiced his delight about not winning the purse bid for Mikkel Kessler´s WBA super middleweight title fight against top-ranked German challenger Danilo Haussler, stating the bout could “hurt the sport of boxing” in Denmark..

“If it was such an unspectacular fight, why would Mogens travel all the way from Copenhagen to Panama to join the purse bid?” Sauerland managing director Chris Meyer said. “He should be a fair loser and accept the result. He should also honour the WBA´s ratings where Danilo Haussler is the number one.”

Team Sauerland won yesterday´s purse bid, and Meyer revealed the fight will either be staged in Denmark or Germany. “We still have unfinished business with Mikkel Kessler after he defeated Markus Beyer in October 2006. Now is the time for Haussler to settle the score. We are very proud to promote this special fight,” he added.

Article posted on 22.07.2008

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