Carl Froch Eyes Andre Ward Revenge, Facing Kessler Next

IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2, 21KOs) is back in the mix after a five round destruction of previously undefeated Lucian Bute on Saturday night in Nottingham. Bute has a rematch clause to secure a second showdown with Froch in Montreal. Instead, Froch would prefer to avenge his two career defeats - against Mikkel Kessler in 2010 and Andre Ward in December last year.

His over-riding ambition, however, is still to become a unified champion after previously holding the WBC title twice and now owning the IBF crown.

"I've still got that dream of unifying the world titles," Froch told Press Association Sport. "I think Ward is stepping up to light-heavyweight to fight Chad Dawson - or Dawson is coming down to super-middle, which could be a mistake."

After his impressive battering of Bute, he said: "Fighting like that, I'd beat anybody in my weight division. There's nobody that can touch me. If I catch Ward on the chin with some of the shots like I landed on Bute, it's game over. It's a simple as that.

"Andre Ward had a good night and Carl Froch had a bad night and that's the reason he won that fight. But in a rematch - especially over here - I do feel that with a performance like I put in against Bute, I'd beat anybody in the world, including Andre Ward."

As for Kessler - to whom Froch lost in the Dane's home country in a close decision two years ago - Froch is keen to right that wrong too.

"That is one that could be a tasty dust-up in the future. "It would be nice to avenge the defeat, it really would. I'll let Eddie Hearn (Froch's promoter) see where we go from here. That's a fight I would take in a heartbeat."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=underground man;12176964]no one gains anything from a ward rematch, it's pointless. froch just needs to let that one go. kessler in nottingham -- yes please. nice way to announce his arrival in the light heavyweight division, and then maybe he…

Comment by Easy-E on 05-28-2012

Love Carl, tough, hard nosed fighter. Id love a Kessler fight. He should stay away from Ward if he wants to stay relevant, though. Ward will outbox the **** out of him even worse, and there is way to ways…

Comment by SAJ10 on 05-28-2012

If Froch wants Kessler in UK then he also needs to fight Dirrell back in the US before getting Ward. If Kessler owes him a rematch then he owes Dirrell one certainly. No two ways - a lot of people…

Comment by WESS on 05-27-2012

Froch deserves these rematches. Kessler needs another fight before Froch though.

Comment by Tiozzo on 05-27-2012

Froch thinks he is superman now that he beat Bute, but in reality, he's the same old Froch : poor technique, decent punch, leaves himself open whenever he's on the attack, very good chin. Ward would beat him again, and…

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