Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Froch Eyes Mid-October Kessler Rematch in Nottingham

Carl Froch is hopeful a rematch with Mikkel Kessler can be made for later this year in Nottingham.

The 'Cobra' is hoping to defend his newly acquired IBF super-middleweight title against his former foe after beating Lucian Bute in his home town last month.

Froch lost on points the last time he and Kessler met in the ring in April 2010, with the Dane taking a close verdict on home turf.

But Froch believes he will be given the chance for revenge with Kessler up for the challenge after winning his first fight in almost a year last month, a devastating knockout of American Allan Green.

"I speak to Mikkel Kessler myself every now and then, he was at my last fight supporting me," he told Sky Sports.

"I spoke to him after about coming to Nottingham, and I told him 'you owe it me. I came to your home town and fought you, you've got to come to my home town.'

"He said if the fight happens, it will happen in Nottingham. They've been on the phone to my promoter Eddie Hearn, so they've been trying to sort things out and there's no reason on paper why mid-October this fight can't happen in Nottingham. It can be done.

"It gives me the chance to set the record straight. Kessler comes to fight, if anyone saw the first one it was a great fight, very close and he got a hometown decision.

"If it was in Nottingham I would have got the decision, this is why the rematch is so interesting and why everyone wants to see it again."

Froch signed a rematch clause with Bute before last month's fight but it is unlikely the IBF will insist on it yet, such was the one-sided nature of Froch's victory.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=rzagza;12237541]Since when did you have to beat other top fighters to earn a rematch to a fight where many ppl thought you won?[/QUOTE] I had it a draw. Neither man looked that good although Dirrell 'grew up' around the 10th…

Comment by rzagza on 06-12-2012

Since when did you have to beat other top fighters to earn a rematch to a fight where many ppl thought you won?

Comment by Weebler I on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=rzagza;12237335]Hey Carl, how about the hometown decision you got vs Dirrell? Whens that rematch? For the record - Kessler beat Froch fair and square. Froch robbed Dirrell.[/QUOTE] How did [I]Froch[/I] rob Dirrell? If you really believe Dirrell was robbed then…

Comment by rzagza on 06-12-2012

Hey Carl, how about the hometown decision you got vs Dirrell? Whens that rematch? For the record - Kessler beat Froch fair and square. Froch robbed Dirrell.

Comment by taansend on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12237134]I cannot wait for this fight to happen! - Although for Froch to say that he fought Kessler in his hometown is like if they fought again in Ireland and Kessler said that was Froch's hometown. [/QUOTE] Andy, I'd say…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement