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Froch: Not Bute, Next Fight is Kessler, That's For Sure

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch has advised Sky Sports News that he is confident that a rematch with Mikkel Kessler will take place in the Spring of 2013. There is rematch clause to face Lucian Bute in the first half of the new year, but Froch says the Bute fight will not happen in the coming months. Froch destroyed Bute in five rounds back in May, but he badly wants to avenge a twelve round decision loss to Kessler from 2010.

The fight with Kessler took place in the Dane's backyard of Denmark. Froch says the rematch is very likely to take place in the UK. Kessler holds the WBA "regular" title at 168.

"[Bute rematch is] a fight that may happen but it's not going to happen immediately. The next one is the Kessler fight, that's for sure," Froch said.

"My promoter Eddie Hearn is working very hard, he is talking to Team Sauerland who are Mikkel Kessler's promoters and it sounded very, very promising. They are very close to doing a deal. It looks like the fight may be done by late Spring this year. That is a big, big fight that everybody wants to see so I am looking forward to getting it on."

"We are going to get him over to UK soil. I don't think we'll get him to Nottingham but we'll get him certainly over here at home, so that rematch I very, very strongly believe I can win. I strongly believe I will defend my title. He has just won the WBA title by beating Brian Magee so I will add another belt to the collection which will be fantastic."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Optimistic on 12-26-2012

Lesgo Froch! :boxing:

Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-26-2012

Allthough Froch needs to honour the Bute contract, Froch/Kessler II is the most interesting fight out there. Bute/Stephenson would be a natural fight to be made, or how about Bute vs DeGale or Groves?

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-25-2012

This is the most competitive fight these two could make. Looking forward to another good one. Bute can fight Stevenson in the mean time.

Comment by torosboxing75 on 12-25-2012

I just see three good names. I'd like like to see either one of them fight. Ward beats them all and Froch will probably be able to find the K.O. but I wouldn't under estimate Bute if he can keep…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 12-25-2012

Much better fight than Bute. A rematch vs Bute wont go any different IMO. Maybe we will get a trilogy vs Kessler.

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