Healthy and home, Kessler comes back

Updated: June 3, 2011, 11:38 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former super middleweight titlist Mikkel Kessler is pumped to end a 14-month layoff caused by an eye injury.

"I have really missed the action in the ring," Kessler said. "I am in great shape and I am thrilled to be back."

Kessler (43-2, 32 KOs), who is fighting in a scheduled 10-rounder Saturday in his hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark, faces Mehdi Bouadla (23-3, 11 KOs).

Showtime (9 p.m. ET/PT) will carry same-day taped coverage of Kessler's comeback before its live coverage ...

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