i dont think kesslers finished but should carl beat him than thats what everyone will say.
People could say it, it wouldn't make it a fact though, providing he looks the goods against Steiglitz which I have no doubt he will. Not that the Russien born German based fighter is top class or anything of that stature, I think he is fringe level at best. But sometimes you can tell alot about a fighter whether he has improved or slipped against these type of opponents and this is the perfect fight for Kessler to see where he's at, what he has left to offer. He will be tipped by just about everyone to blow Stieglitz out of the water and if he doesn't, then people will probably be right in saying that he's finished at the top level, that he's on the slide and it will go on. Could be possibly down to styles, could be an off night or perhaps couldn't pull the trigger on the night and get into any form of rythem. Fans will make their own conclusions like they always do but I'm very confident with Kessler only being 32, hasn't really taken to many beatings and with the backing of Montoya, a guy with a stack of experience, he still has plenty to offer.
The thing is with Boxing is we the fans tend to over analyse fighters too much, I'm guilty for it myself. How many times do we see a fighter who is expected to blast straight through another bloke only to look sluggish and mediocre and then come out and fight the fight of his life against a fighter who was tipped to beat him easy? All to often it happens and I can think of roughly a dozen cases off the top of my head.
Holyfied used to struggle with blown up Cruiserweights and then give all the Heavies a run for their money, even beating some of the best getting around. Calzaghe would look flat, lazy and sluggish at times against tomatto cans and then put in a brilliant display against fighters who were tipped to beat him or give him a good going over.
Just recently we had Pac copping a hammering over his performances against Mosley & Marquez with many saying he is finished and others saying that Mayweather will now beat him judged on those two fights alone when in reaility, his style is more suited for Floyds in many respects then that of say Marquez.
I'm trying hard here not to sway off topic as I usually do but honestly, what happened in those fights will make no difference to what happens in a fight with Floyd. Different styles, completely different fighters and on a different night.
It's now the same with Froch, some are asking has he had enough? Is he finished at the top level? All on the back of one clear cut loss. If he fights Bute or Kessler next up, there is every possibility that he comes roaring out of the corner and flogs em.
I think personally he should take a good rest, it's all he needs and will be better for it in my view. If he does decide to go with Bute next up, I'll be behind him, just wouldn't be as confident as I probably would be if he had taken a good rest and took a lesser opponent first.