Froch targets Bute and Ward after Kessler rematch


Carl Froch is targeting a trip to Montreal later this year for a rematch with Lucian Bute, once he has ‘avenged his loss’ over Mikkel Kessler.

The three-time World champion won the IBF belt from Bute last May and it has been reported that the 32 year old Romanian-Canadian could be in line for a shot at the WBC title on the same night as Froch vs. Kessler II.

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Carl Froch eyes Bute, Kessler and Ward for 2013

Carl Froch is aiming to secure a trilogy of mega fights in 2013 after demolishing Yusaf Mack in three rounds of his first defence of the IBF World super middleweight title in Betfair’s ‘True Brit’ on Saturday night.

Froch pounced on the challenger early and put him on the canvas in the opening round before vicious body fights in the third accounted for the Philadelphian.

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Amir Khan on parting with trainer Freddie Roach

Amir Khan has released a statement (below) on his decision to leave Freddie Roach, his trainer of four years. Over the weekend speculation has grown that Khan has approached  Virgil Hunter, the highly respected trainer who coaches Andre Ward.

If true, Hunter will be Amir's fifth trainer and will see him taking charge of the Bolton fighter coming off two defeats. Roach however had a parting shot and some insider advice for Khan's next coach.

He said, 'I like Amir but they should keep him away from punchers.'

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Froch: ‘Kessler owes me fight in Nottingham’

IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has revealed he expects to be back out in Nottingham in mid-October to face Mikkel Kessler in a return of their barnstormer in 2010.

Froch lost a close decision to Kessler back in April of 2010, after travelling to the ‘Viking Warrior’s’ hometown of Herning in Denmark and going toe-to-toe with him for 12 hard rounds.

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Ward: ‘I’d love to fight Froch again’

Super-middleweight king Andre Ward has revealed that he would be willing to rematch Carl Froch after the Notingham man’s impressive fifth round stoppage of Lucian Bute a fortnight ago.

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Froch gets plaudits from fellow fighters

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Froch destroys Bute

Carl Froch ripped up the formbook and put the bookies out of pocket on Saturday night by annihilating previously undefeated Lucian Bute inside five rounds to win the IBF super-middleweight title.

Both fighter’s had promised a spectacular show and spectacular it was but only one man performed on the night and that was hometown boy Froch in front of a packed house at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.

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Lee Selby: The kid that came out of nowhere

Where had Barry’s Lee Selby been hiding prior to his valedictory British and Commonwealth featherweight title win over Stephen Smith last September? The cocksure 25-year-old Welshman from Tony Borg’s flourishing St Jo’s stable in Newport proved a revelation by comprehensively outboxing, then felling, the former European amateur medallist in his home city of Liverpool.

Kessler KOs Green in four

Former super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler shrugged off an early scare to knockout Allan Green in the fourth round of their WBC light-heavyweight silver title clash.

The Viking Warrior had to pick himself up off the canvas in the first round after being rocked by a heavy right hand followed by a flurry of punches to the head and body.

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Cleverly turns attentions to Shumenov

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has turned his attentions to WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov after Bernard Hopkins failed to defend his WBC title against Chad Dawson on the weekend.

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