Froch in Hot Water Over "Kill" Comments on Kessler
Carl Froch has apologized for threatening to "kill" Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight title bout in London on Saturday night.
But the British Boxing Board of Control has started an investigation into the incident.
Froch launched a strongly worded attack on his Danish opponent in a pre-fight media briefing on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters, the Briton said: "On Saturday night, if I have to, I will kill this f***. Sorry about the language, but I will kill him.
“It sounds brutal, it sounds horrible, but this is what it means to me. I'm going to leave it in the ring. And when I'm smashing his face in, I am going to go for the kill. I am going to go for the finish."
Kessler beat Froch on points three years ago. They have since become friends, and Froch took to Twitter to apologise on Thursday.
"I'm sorry if my comments yesterday offended anyone. This fight means so much to me and emotions are running high. See you at the weigh-in."
Despite the Nottingham fighter's apology, the Board of Control’s general secretary, Robert Smith, said the governing body would investigate the comments.
"Carl's comments are inappropriate and we are disappointed in them," he told Britain's Press Association.
"They are very uncharacteristic from Carl, who is usually a very well-behaved and measured young man.
"We are surprised and disappointed in his comments. I have spoken to his management team of Rob McCracken and Eddie Hearn and we are looking into it and will deal with it accordingly."
Froch will beat him this time.Comment by Light_Speed on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13410365]wasn't he saying that when he gets hit his instinct is to stand and fight back, whereas a more cowardly fighter's instinct may be to run[/QUOTE] No he said only cowards fight on the backfoot, which is something…Comment by LacedUp'sDream on 05-24-2013
Typical English mentality,very sad fromCarl.he wishes he had Mikkel's class and ability.Comment by Daddy T on 05-24-2013
lol ye guys still all worked up about this lol? So what would ye think if Froch had said ... "I'm going to hit Kessler in the face again and again until I knock him unconscious" I guess ye'd be…Comment by Weebler I on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=Light_Speed;13410063]Froch saying you have to be a coward to fight on the backfoot and he'll stand toe to toe with anyone, what happened in the Abraham fight then? Johnson fight? :lol1: This dude is just full of sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t.[/QUOTE] wasn't he…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (70)