Carl Froch has promised Mikkel Kessler that their super middleweight rematch at the O2 Arena in London on May 25 will be ‘savage’.
‘Warriors’ Call’ in association with Betfair is on sale at noon today (February 4) and IBF champ Froch’s fight with WBC king Kessler live on Sky Box Office in the UK and Ireland and also on pay-per-view in the champion’s homeland on ViaSat – as well as HBO in America and over 20 countries in all.
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.
Matchroom Sport and Sauerland Promotion are delighted to announce that Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will fight in Britain. The huge super middleweight rematch is the fight of the year in boxing and the two sides are delighted that terms have been agreed on the biggest fight on British soil in many years.
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.
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.
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.
Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green took to the scales yesterday ahead of their WBC light-heavyweight silver title clash at the Parken in Copenhagen on Saturday night.
And the former super-middleweight contenders both came in well under the 175-pound light-heavyweight limit with a few pounds to spare yet one of them still looked slightly weight-drained.
Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green continued their war of words when they met today at the final press conference for their WBC light-heavyweight silver championship clash this weekend.
Travelling fighter Green promised to break Kessler in two in front of his home fans and accused the Viking Warrior of not being the same fighter since his 2007 unification showdown with Brit legend Joe Calzaghe.
Former super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler has announced that he will move up to light-heavyweight to face fellow Super Six contestant Allan Green on May 19.