Originally Posted by Rikanlynx86
Im a Froch fan but your calling Kesslers career embarassing? LOL, nothing embarassing about having good $ in the bank, and handing Froch his first loss. Not a robbery, could have gone either way.
last i heard, he wasn't doing as well financially as one may expect.
Kessler was found frustrated and reaching often against Froch, he was outboxed, outpunched, and got a homecooked decision. he doesn't want to return to the places froch took him last time, much less face a better Froch who would likely stop him brutally.
i would say that i'm disappointed by his avoidance of Froch, but i honestly never expected any better. a trait of reluctance has typified Kessler's career.
the Scandinavian gentleman doesn't care about the fans, but mr. Kessler should know that the real fans of boxing are not stupid. we know that his career has been an attempted con and we know that his vaunted excellence is just a promotional shuck. he is a polished but brittle and one-dimensional product, nothing more.
if you take away Froch (whom Kessler did not really beat), his best win is Librado Andrade, followed by Anthony Mundine, Eric Lucas and Markus Beyer. pretty awful boasts for a fighter who was so trumpeted for big things.
the one time he ever stepped up when things appeared not to be tilted in his favour was when he fought Calzaghe, whose talent was not yet fully accepted by the wider boxing world outside the United Kingdom, and excuses for that defeat were circulated eventually. he went to the Super Six tournament as the favourite, expecting to blow through his opposition, and bowed out soon thereafter when he found it harder going than expected.
he knows what Carl Froch is about and doesn't want to go through that again. and he certainly doesn't want to be humiliatingly crushed in a cold, hellish arena in Nottingham.
run far away from Carl Froch, mr. Kessler, and save your eyesight. boxing doesn't need a person who does nothing for the sport. rub shoulders with Sven Ottke and others of your ilk in retirement, posthaste.