Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Calzaghe: I Fought a Better Kessler, Froch Will Win

Former super middleweight great Joe Calzaghe is siding with Carl Froch to defeat Mikkel Kessler on May 25th. Calzaghe is one of two boxers to defeat Kessler as a pro. Since losing to Calzaghe, only Andre Ward has been able to beat Kessler in the ring. Kessler won a twelve round decision over Froch, giving the Nottingham boxer his first career loss, three years ago in the Super Six tournament.

“I remember fighting in front of 50,000 in my home town of Cardiff – Kessler was undefeated at the time – it was one of my top three victories and he was one of the top couple of fighters I ever faced,” said Calzaghe to Newsletter. “But Mikkel was a better fighter when I beat him. He had a 39-0 record.

“I remember him punching hard and moving very well. He caught me with some good shots, a couple of humdingers, in the fourth round. But I adapted my style and he couldn’t cope. At first, I was pressuring him and falling into his hands slightly, allowing him to counter-punch me. But in the fifth round I started to move around and use my jab a lot more and won pretty much every round after that. He admitted afterwards that I was just too fast and too busy for him.”

“Where I fancy Froch is that he has aged a bit better than Kessler. Kessler isn’t as mobile as he used to be, he’s a lot easier to hit and I’ve noticed he doesn’t move his head like he used to. He’s a bit flat-footed. That suits Froch because Froch doesn’t like movers; he struggles against them. He likes people right in front of him so he can unload his punches. Fighting at home is a massive advantage for Froch as well. He is improving with age and in his last couple of fights he has looked impressive."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 04-08-2013

it's been several yrs, of course Joe fought a better Kessler but if Froch wins, it's hardly because Kessler is damaged goods he already rightfully beat him closely in the 1st fight Froch's been on a tear, sans the loss…

Comment by LacedUp'sDream on 04-08-2013

Calzaghe is a warrior,he beats Froch and Kessler in the same night.

Comment by Baby Monkey on 04-08-2013

Kessler went straight off for surgery afterwards. It's common knowledge he wanted to withdraw, but Warren offered his manager Morgens Palle more money to continue with the bout. I remember it well, because he took his dad away with to…

Comment by Weebler I on 04-08-2013

[QUOTE=johnnycontrolet;13221574]All insiders know that Kessler was out for a long period not because if eye problems but because of drug abuse, he will never be the same again, Joe is absolutely right[/QUOTE] Drug abuse? first I've heard of it. You're…

Comment by LacedUp on 04-08-2013

[QUOTE=johnnycontrolet;13221574]All insiders know that Kessler was out for a long period not because if eye problems but because of drug abuse, he will never be the same again, Joe is absolutely right[/QUOTE] Stop talking rubbish you mug, you have no…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More Golovkin's Trainer: If We Get Robbed With Canelo - It's Our Fault Cornflake Retires From Boxing After Winning WBC Latino Title Indongo: When Terence Crawford Hit Me - It Hurt So Bad! Pacquiao vs. Horn Rematch Negotiations Heat Up in Australia Maurice Hooker Continues Unbeaten Run, Defeats Jackson Clayton Laurent Wins Big in Pro Debut With a Knockout Terence Crawford Crushes Julius Indongo in Three To Unify Crawford vs. Indongo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oleksandr Gvozdyk Blasts Out Craig Baker Shakur Stevenson Drops Paz, Wins Easy Decision, Moves to 3-0 Mike Reed Dominates Rob Frankel For Decision Win Mike Alvarado With a Wicked Knockout of Sidney Siqueira
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement