Advertisement
Advertisement

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines LIVE HBO Latino Results From Indio, California Photo: Golovkin Heads To London To Face Off With Kell Brook Leo Santa Cruz: I Saw Defects in Quigg Win, I'll Catch Frampton! Paulie Malignaggi Beats Gabe Bracero in Battle of Brooklyn Tevin Farmer Dominates Ivan Redkach For Decision Win Josh Warrington Stops Patrick Hyland, in Line For Gary Russell Frampton: Santa Cruz is Definitely a Bigger Fight Than Quigg Robert Garcia: Mikey is Only 28, His Prime is Still Ahead McGuigan: No Size Advantage for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Dillian Whyte Dominates David Allen, Wins WBC Regional Belt Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton: Pre-Fight Report Card Michel Soro, Hassan N'Dam Batter Opponents in France Luke Campbell Survives Knockdown, Beats Mendez For WBC Silver Santa Cruz vs. Frampton LIVE Results From Barclays Tyrone Nurse Outpoints Tommy Coyle in Cracker To Retain Mikey Garcia's Coach: We'd Love Terence Crawford in The Future! Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement