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Froch, Kessler Will Go To War at O2 Arena on May 25

Carl Froch's super-middleweight blockbuster against Mikkel Kessler will take place at London's O2 Arena on May 25.

Nottingham's IBF world champion secured the re-match he desperately craved when the bout was announced on January 15.

On Friday it was officially confirmed that the 20,000-capacity venue in the capital would stage the highly anticipated super-fight.

Promoter Eddie Hearn worked tirelessly to bring the fight to the UK after Froch lost a contentious decision on his Danish rival's home turf nearly three years ago.

It had been hoped that a football stadium such as Nottingham Forest's City Ground or Notts County's Meadow Lane may have staged the contest but instead it will take place at the popular Greenwich venue as reported last month.

Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn has described securing the fight as the highlight of his career so far.

"I think it's the biggest feather in my cap as a promoter, bringing a fight like this to the UK," he said.

"I'm proud to have done it and I'm delighted for Carl, because he deserves it.

"He can now avenge that loss and leave a real legacy for British boxing because I believe he's one of the all-time greats and a win against Kessler will put him right up there."

'The Cobra' lost a unanimous decision after gripping war with Kessler in Herning in April 2010.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 110110110 on 02-02-2013

There is something magically apealing about this fight. I am dane and havent watched a pro fight live ever, soo I have just decided to buy tickets and travel to england and see this fight

Comment by Jocknerd94 on 02-01-2013

I glad its not going to be on April 27th. Too many fights on too many networks that day.

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=fladz;12981155]Hopefully getting tickets for this, can't wait. Anybody know how much they're likely to be? Also, has anybody seen boxing at the O2 before? And if so what's it like as a venue?[/QUOTE] I went to DeGale/Groves. Cracking venue, just…

Comment by CraigM on 02-01-2013

Theres a kinda cheap Holiday Inn Express nearby... Monday i shall have tickets!

Comment by taansend on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=mrgreenfingers;12981648]would anyone recommend where to stay nearby the o2?[/QUOTE] I grew up near the area although I left many years ago. Where the O2 is now was a wasteland back then. But Greenwich is a nice place to stay. Probably…

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