WBC Super Middleweight Titleholder 43 2 (32)
Last Year s Ranking: 19
Status Report: We ll forgive Kessler for starting the stampede that left the Super Six tourney a shell of its former ambitious self, and note that his loss to Andre Ward (Tech Dec 11) and his razor thin win over Carl Froch (W 12) both were exciting bouts that revealed the sorry truth that he gave his last very good performance against Joe Calzaghe. It won t get better from here. Hence the demotion.
Future: At just 31 Kessler can still make money fighting outside the Super Six tournament once his injury has healed, and he will, against soft WBC mandatories.