19th May 2012 , 21:30 BST
"Viking Warrior" Mikkel Kessler recovers from a first round knockdown to score a punishing fourth round KO over American Allan Green.
Kessler was roared to victory by a boisterous home crowd at the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen. Stepping up to light heavyweight for the first time, Kessler was stunned when he was downed in the first round by a flurry of punches from 32-year-old Green, a natural at light heavy.
The Denmark man recovered strongly, dominating the remainder of the proceedings and making an early stoppage seem inevitable. That stoppage came in spectacular fashion in the fourth round, when the 33-year-old brought home the WBC Silver Light Heavyweight crown as he scored a powerhouse knockout with his left.
Mikkel "Viking Warrior" Kessler does battle with Allan "Ghost Dog" Green for the Vacant WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship.
Fighting in front of a home crowd in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, Kessler will be roared on by a partisan support at the Parken football stadium as he steps up to light heavyweight.
Kessler and Green had been due to meet two years ago, as the Dane pulled out with an eye injury; there's unfinished business to be taken care of.
Entering the ring with a 44 (33KO) - 2 record, 33-year-old Kessler will be the favourite to add to his impressive collection of belts.
The Dane is a three time World Champion at super middleweight, and will look to win a belt at a second weight category when he steps up to take on Green, May 19th.
Known for his power-punching, natural light heavyweight Allan Green will bring a 31 (21KO) - 3 record into the ring when he takes on Kessler.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Green has previously held the WBO NABO super middleweight belt. In 2010, he lost against Andre Ward as he challenged for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight crown.