Froch Discusses Possible Kessler Rematch in England

By Phil D. Jay

IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch is fully focused on securing former opponent Mikkel Kessler for a rematch in England later this year and believes that promoter Eddie Hearn can deliver him the fight he craves.

The 34 year-old, who has just two defeats on a world title-laden record, is eager to avenge one of those losses to the Dane from April 2010 in Denmark and is hoping to have the fight sealed in the next fortnight.

"Mikel Kessler is the fight I want,” Froch told Sky Sports News. “I think Eddie Hearn had a meeting with his promoters this week and they're getting slowly there.

"There are a lot of things that have to be done in the background in order to make a fight happen. His team have got to be happy and we've got to be happy.

"We're talking about getting them over to England which is always difficult to sign a contract. Things are moving forward and hopefully in the next two weeks we'll have an announcement to make.

"It was a great fight for the boxing fan and the general public who like to watch a good old scrap, and a rematch will be the same but with a different result.

“I'm definitely going to beat Kessler, especially if it is in England as well,” added Froch.

Kessler, 33, is on the comeback from a serious eye injury that had threatened his career and was ringside to witness Froch’s impressive demolition job on Lucian Bute last month.

The Dane told Sky on the night that he was willing to travel to Froch’s home soil to seal the return and if monetary terms can run smoothly, there is no reason for the fight not to happen again later in the year.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12284875]Has Kessler said anything about who [I]he[/I] wants to fight?[/QUOTE] Joe Calzaghe and Andre Ward.

Comment by Allucard on 06-27-2012

Can't effing wait! Froch has grown so much on me but I'm danish so Kessler all the way ;)

Comment by Weebler I on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12282683]I think there's still ways to go before a rematch is made. First of all Bute has to forfeit his guaranteed rematch with the cobra. Secondly money will be a problem. Kessler can draw 15K in Parken stadium fighting a…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-27-2012

Make it happen,Froch will beat Kessler in a rematch..Then hopefully fight Ward again...

Comment by UppercutDamage on 06-26-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12283487]Froch has the belt, already fought in Denmark, and also holds a win over Bute (whom Kessler found all sorts of excuses not to fight.) He calls the shots now. As long as the money is right for all parties…

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