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."Tags: Carl Froch , Andre Ward , Mikkel Kessler