Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kessler: I'll Be The Fresher Fighter, Beat Froch Again

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

MIKKEL KESSLER is ready for anything that Carl Froch will throw at him in their unification battle on Saturday night.

WBA world super-middleweight champion Kessler tackles IBF beltholder Froch in front of a capacity 16,000 crowd at London’s O2 Arena.

And the Great Dane says he can outclass Froch, who he defeated on points in a fiercely-contested bout in April 2010.

Kessler, 34, said: “I am prepared for every eventuality. Whatever he tries, I will be ready because I know I can handle it.

“I know that Carl will be prepared and bring everything he can into the ring – just like he did last time we met.

“But it won’t pose a problem to me because I won that fight and, although this will be another war, I will win this fight as well.”

Kessler believes that a succession of relatively undemanding bouts since his fight with Froch in Herning three years ago will give him the edge.

After defeating the Nottingham fighter Kessler was sidelined because of an eye injury that kept him out of the ring for 14 months.

He returned with a sixth-round win over Mehdi Bouadia in June 2011 and followed that with a fourth-round KO of Allan Green a year ago.

He claimed a third-round win over Brian Magee in his last fight in December to reclaim the WBA title he won in 2004.

While Kessler has had a relatively easy passage since his comeback Froch, 35, has been involved in a series of tough battles.

Those contests included a points loss to Andre Ward and a fifth-round win over Lucian Bute, leaving Kessler saying: “I will definitely be the fresher fighter.

“I took some time off, which I needed to rest my eye, but now I am back in great shape for this fight.

“I am ready, believe me. He came and fought me in my country and I have no problem being here to fight him on his soil.

“This is about honour and respect. I promised him the rematch and I am happy to fight him in front of his home fans.

“Carl has also fought abroad. We are both warriors and true champions. All we need is a ring and we get it on.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alx. on 05-23-2013

let's go kessler!

Comment by Jim Tom on 05-23-2013

IN their last fight Kessler was way better and he came close to taking out Froch. In predictions we can all be wrong but I think Kessler will still win this fight and if there's a knockout I think it…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-23-2013

Kessler will make Froch cry again. [IMG]http://images.fyens.dk/23/1843423_300_1000_76_0_666_1000_2.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by tennesseeboy on 05-23-2013

Kessler showing respect while Froch is out to kill him lol Hope Kess ko's him now.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Zolani Tete is Now Elevated To FULL WBO Bantamweight Champion Klitschko Brothers vs. British Fighters - A Review and Analysis Frank Bruno: Joshua Could Potentially KO Klitschko "Very Early" Helenius Pounds 'Chisora' Heavy Bag in Camp, Vows Repeat Win Arum: American Fans, Writers Are Warming Up To Pacquiao-Horn Saunders: Tyson Fury Training With Us, Getting in Good Shape Joshua Doesn’t Think He’ll Make More Money Than Mayweather Matthysse's Promoters Don't Know What to Expect in Comeback Bout Rozier: Khurtsidze Will Pressure, Beat Down Billy Joe Saunders! Wilder: Klitschko Needed to be Humbled; Losing Inspired Him Errol Spence Planning Early Arrival to England for Brook Bout Joseph Parker Discusses Hughie Fury's Withdrawal, Facing Cojanu Arum on Pacquiao vs. Horn: It's The Young Lion vs. Old Lion Lewis Crocker Handed Return, June 17 In Belfast Katie Taylor Ready For The Next Big Test on Joshua-Klitschko Bill Lennox Lewis: Joshua Can Be Great - But Not Better Than Me Joshua: My Goal is To Make 'Old' Klitschko Look Like a Novice! Parker: I View Cojanu Bout as Being More Dangerous Than Fury Leo Santa Cruz Embraces The Tough Task of Being a Promoter Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn - Go Face To Face at Presser Arum Doubts Pacquiao Will KO Horn, Says Upset is Very Possible Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Lara, Ghvamichava Beats Oscar Molina Charles Martin: Back to Finish What I Started, Become Undisputed Photos: Lucas Matthysse, Joseph Diaz Open Workouts Razvan Cojanu Arrives in New Zealand For Joseph Parker Fight Canelo, Chavez Jr. Passing All Random Drug Tests, Says WBC Prez Freddie Roach: Klitschko Will Be Mad, But I'm Picking Joshua Banks Admits He Had a Feeling Klitschko Would Lose To Fury Erislandy Lara Says Demetrius Andrade Priced Himself Out Parker-Cojanu Fight to be Announced Wednesday in New Zealand Lennox Lewis Disagrees With Joshua: Fighting Overseas a Must! Joshua vs. Klitschko: David Fields To Referee; Judges Are Named Photo: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson - Go Face To Face at Presser Gervonta Davis Vows To Punish Liam Walsh's Brother Afterwards Klitschko: I'm Focused on Myself, My Ego - Not Joshua-Fury Beef Photos: Pacquiao Puts in Work, Hangs With Koala in Australia Keenan Smith, Kenneth Sims Jr. Grab Wins in Atlantic City Wilder to Klitschko: Forget Joshua's Size, Power; You Have to Fight! Tyson Fury Aims To Make Return on Saunders-Khurtsize Bill in July Ugas Replaces Barrios, Will Face Lara After Weight Mishap
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement