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 Last update:  1/16/2013       Read more by Mike Coppinger            &
Froch vs. Kessler II: HBO Has Interest in Airing The Fight
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By Mike Coppinger

According to sources, HBO is looking to air the highly-anticipated rematch between Mikkel Kessler and Carl Froch, slated for May 25 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

The first encounter, which Kessler won by controversial unanimous decision, was televised by Showtime as part of its Super Six tourney and was one of the best fights of 2010. With Froch coming off a destruction of Lucian Bute last summer and Kessler continuing his winning ways, the rematch figures to be one of the biggest matches of 2013.

It would mark Froch's HBO debut, while Kessler has fought just twice on HBO, both in 2007, a win over Librado Andrade and a loss to Joe Calzaghe.

Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs) is the WBA super middleweight champion while Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) holds the IBF's belt.

Mike Coppinger is a contributor to USA TODAY's boxing coverage. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

Tags: Carl Froch , Mikkel Kessler , Froch vs Kessler Rematch , Froch Kessler Rematch

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comment by yoz, on 01-17-2013
I'd prefer Showtime.

comment by gmc_rfc_06, on 01-17-2013
It should be a no brainer for them, it's going to be a belter. Having 'interest' doesn't do the fight justice.

comment by S. Saddler 1310, on 01-17-2013
they have interest? so they should.

comment by AndMarvisIsDown, on 01-17-2013
I don't understand why any network would not be interested in showing this fight...

comment by Prince_Pugilist, on 01-17-2013
HBO should be jumping at the chance to show Froch/Kessler. It could easily be one of the fights of this year.

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