Originally Posted by JoeAverage
Something like that.
Kessler came into the fight with a rib injury and Joe just hit the sore spot there, but there was never any chance of a stoppage.
I think you are mistaken a rib injury for the broken hand he got in training which prohibited sparring prior to the fight. Kessler wouldn't pull out because he and the Palles felt that Frank Wa rren would cancel the fight.
IMO Joe landed a shot right where it hurts the most and Kessler was visibly shaken, but not close to being KO'ed.