Originally Posted by JonnyBGoode
He looked pretty good against Magee, who is no walk over. Kessler also completely sparked Green in a pretty brutal KO. He did get put down in that fight which is unusual for him but he certainly doesn't seem to have lost any fitness or agility from what I saw of him offensively.
He's maybe not quite at the level he was a few years ago but he is not far from it in my opinion. He can certainly hurt Froch and I definitely see their fight as 50/50 all the way I don't see Froch as the favourite although I really hope he wins. Froch struggles against agile boxers that throw quick combinations as we saw against Taylor until he gassed and Dirrell who many think he lost to. Kessler is pretty sharp still and so long as his punch resistance hasn't seriously gone walkies, especially as he has always had a good chin, then he definitely has the skills to beat Froch in theory.
He just doesn't look particularly solid to me. I can't quite out my finger in it. He just seems a bit weak. I'm not convinced the punch resistance is there anymore.