UPDATE: (11.21.09, 10:00p.m.) Whining after losing the fight on points, Kessler said "I think this will make the tournament more exciting. I don't want to be the favorite."
Kessler could not put a creditable combination of punches, fought mostly upward and seemed to want to just survive the fight.
Again, Welcome to Oakland Kessler! Thanks for holding the belt for Andre.
Tonight's fight features Oakland's Andre Ward and some guy who has been holding the belt for Andre in a World title fight.
Okay I admit to being a little excited and maybe a little EARLY!
this shot was taken in the a.m. as they put the ring together.