Froch: ‘Kessler owes me fight in Nottingham’

Posted on Jun 14, 2012

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.

Now, having destroyed highly rated star Lucian Bute and re-established himself second only to Andre Ward in the division, Froch said it was time to ‘set the record straight’ with Kessler.

‘I speak to Mikkel Kessler myself every now and then, he was at my last fight supporting me,’ Froch told Sky Sports.

‘I spoke to him after about coming to Nottingham, and I told him 'you owe it me. I came to your hometown and fought you, you've got to come to my hometown.’ He said if the fight happens, it will happen in Nottingham.

‘They've been on the phone to my promoter Eddie Hearn, so they've been trying to sort things out and there's no reason on paper why mid-October this fight can't happen in Nottingham. It can be done.

‘It gives me the chance to set the record straight. Kessler comes to fight, if anyone saw the first one it was a great fight, very close and he got a hometown decision.

‘If it was in Nottingham I would have got the decision, this is why the rematch is so interesting and why everyone wants to see it again.’

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