In The Ring – Froch to face Kessler – By Billie Marshall

Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler have agreed terms on an eagerly anticipated rematch, to take place in the United Kingdom in May.

Although an official date is still to be confirmed, Saturday May 25th at London’s O2 arena seems a likely destination for the fight.

Froch has only two defeats to his career record so far, one coming at the hands of Mikkel Kessler in 2010 after a unanimous decision victory.

Following an impressive wins against Lucian Bute and Yusaf Mack, Froch has a chance to gain retribution against the Danish fighter, who is the current WBA super middleweight champion.

Froch is likely to be stripped of his current IBF title if he fights Kessler, due to a mandatory defence against Canadian Adonis Stevenson being the governing bodies preferred choice.

Should Froch compete, he has to chance to become a 4 time world champion at the expense of 33 year old Kessler.

However, with Andre Ward the ‘super’ WBA middleweight champion, the Froch-Kessler rematch would have the potential to make the winner a direct challenger to the American.

Carl Froch has said he has never been more motivated for a fight: “If Mikkel thinks he saw the best of me in Denmark then he is in for a rude awakening.”

He added: ” I feared Kessler had second thoughts about his promise but the man has come good on his word. Our first fight was pure warfare. We went at each other for every minute of every round and the rematch promises to be even more fiercely contested.

“I seriously wish I was ringside for this fight because I’m gunning for revenge at all costs and the fight fans are in for a real treat.”

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