This is absolutely crazy, believe a clearly proud Mikkel Kessler for his inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
- It means insanely much to me.
The former world champion at super middleweight by the WBA and the WBC is a big smile, as the Extra Magazine talks with him about recording in the Danish sport fine company of which he becomes a member number 35.
Mikkel Kessler in his home in Sengeløse, from which today he has time for many other things other than boxing. Photo: Lars Poulsen
- ten years ago I had the thought that it achieves I never. It is very great to be recognized for what one has done – also in relation to myself – and if I look at it from the inside, so is it with the thought that ’well, so have you made one or another in his career’, laughs the former world champion, before he once again becomes serious.
- It is huge for me. Not least, when I think back on how much blood, sweat and tears, my career has cost, and what I along the way have added to the page to be the best.
the Dane's probably the biggest battle took place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where he, after a close fight lost on points to the superstar Joe Calzaghe. Photo: Lars Krabbe
He has carefully studied the illustrious company he is now a part of. And he has obviously noticed that among the 34 other honored idrætsnavne only a single boxer.
- Tom Boggs is just the generation older, so I haven't even seen him in boxes, but I have since seen a lot of him on Youtube.
- He was clever, and the old in the boksemiljøet have talked a lot about how strong he was. It is great to be able to make him company, says Mikkel Kessler, who stopped an impressive record of 46 wins (35 by knockout) and only three defeats.
Kessler fought two great battles against briton Carl Froch with a win to each and a subsequent friendship. Photo: Jacob Ehrbahn
the Board of directors assesses the candidates based on their ’performance, contribution to the sportsgrenens dissemination and popularity among the people’. Which emphasizes their performance in the starting point will prevail.
With his shooting will get Mikkel Kessler also has his own bust in the Hall of Fame, which since 2007 has held to in the House of Sports in Brøndby.
Read the big interview with Mikkel Kessler on the occasion of his recording here: