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Andre Ward: No Surprise if Froch Knocks Kessler Out!

Andre Ward told Boxing News magazine he thinks Carl Froch can stop Mikkel Kessler in their blockbuster super middleweight rematch at the O2 Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office in ‘Warriors’ Call’ in association with Betfair.

Ward holds victories over both men but in a bumper preview issue of the weekly boxing bible, available today on the Boxing News app at boxingnewsonline.net/apps, the Oakland native – in London to commentate for HBO – believes that The Cobra has the edge over the Viking Warrior

“Carl Froch has been in some tough fights but I think he has more in the tank,” said Ward. “I think Kessler has kind of dipped a little bit since he and I fought, and even since he fought Froch the first time. Even though it’s going to be a tough fight, it’s going to be back and forth, I can’t see Kessler winning this.

“Kessler’s last two performances, he hasn’t fought the best guys – a shopworn Allan Green then Brian Magee who’s very tough but limited – and he’s going to look good against them but I don’t know if he has the same fire as when he fought Froch the first time. I would be shocked if Kessler got his hand raised. I think Froch wins and I wouldn’t be surprised if Froch caught and stopped him.”

Adonis Stevenson, previously the number one contender for Froch’s IBF crown and challenging Chad Dawson on June 8 for the WBC light heavyweight belt, predicted a 115-113 points win for the Nottingham hero.

That’s a verdict echoed by former Froch victim Glen Johnson, but the recently ousted WBO champ Arthur Abraham is edging towards Kessler to defeat Froch, and Boxing News editor Tris Dixon is expecting another great battle.

“Let’s not see this as anything but what it actually is; a fight between two big punchers with granite chins, real quality, balls the size of the O2 dome and hearts that are filled with the hopes of their significant fanbases,” said Dixon. “It's the biggest fight we are likely to see in Britain this year and this week's special edition of Boxing News reflects this as we have extensive interviews with both men, an in-depth preview, Joe Calzaghe's analysis and inside knowledge from the respective training camps.”

This week’s Boxing News magazine hits the stands on Thursday and you can download the Boxing News app now at boxingnewsonline.net/apps to receive the digital edition today.

Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler on May 25 is live on Sky Sports HD Box Office in ‘Warriors’ Call’ in association with Betfair. Visit skysports.com/froch or call 08442 410888 for booking information.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 05-22-2013

hoping like hell that's what happens don't dislike Kessler, just feel he robbed Froch last time and Kessler's been hurt more in fights than Froch has Kessler's the better boxer, but Froch's tougher and will gamble more think it's gonna…

Comment by MDPopescu on 05-22-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13405115]Kessler has openly stated he'd take a rematch with Ward. He deserves one more than Carl.[/QUOTE] I've missed that one... Anyway, I can't see Kessie's promoter coming up with the $7 mln Ward asked for crossing the pond... (Although I…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-22-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13405115]Kessler has openly stated he'd take a rematch with Ward. He deserves one more than Carl.[/QUOTE] Indeed. He just stated that there was always problems with Ward and his team; He would never leave home, always wanted his neighbor as…

Comment by yoz on 05-22-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13405032]Of course Ward is rooting for Froch, this because Froch showed he's open for a rematch in the UK... Ward called Hearn to come up with a nice purse that would lure him across the pond... [B]Kessler, on the other…

Comment by MDPopescu on 05-22-2013

Of course Ward is rooting for Froch, this because Froch showed he's open for a rematch in the UK... Ward called Hearn to come up with a nice purse that would lure him across the pond... Kessler, on the other…

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