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 Last update:  5/26/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
Mikkel Kessler Admits Carl Froch's Pace Was Too Much
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Mikkel Kessler admitted he could not handle the pace set by Carl Froch as the Nottingham man took a points win in their exciting rematch. Froch made a fast start against his super-middleweight rival and Kessler did not gain a foothold until the middle rounds, but 'The Cobra' came on strong to earn a unanimous decision at the 02 Arena in London. Kessler almost staged a grandstand finish in the 11th when a right hand left Froch on unsteady legs, but the gruelling battle had taken his toll on the 34-year-old who could not force a stoppage.

"It was tough with the good crowd he has at home," he said. "It's not nice to come into such an arena when it's not your own people. It's nice to see so many boxing fans here, but still I know there will be a lot of Danish people at home and I want to thank them very much for supporting me. I gave it my all. I was tired in the end. I hurt Carl in the 11th round, but I couldn't follow I hadn't the energy to do it. It was a very tough fight, and very tough coming over here, but it is nice to fight a warrior who wants to fight."

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


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comment by mshap, on 05-26-2013
Froch clearly won the fight but did it mainly with his jab and activity rate -- landed very few effective combinations and too often swung wildly with lead punches hitting nothing but air -- Froch is a very good all-around fighter but not in the elite class because of the obvious holes in his ga...

comment by doninlouisiana, on 05-26-2013
Froch was on a mission yesterday and was not to be denied. Kessler fought one hell of a fight and gave it his all, I think that if he had let his hands go more from the opening bell, he probably would have beaten Froch with his strength. I would love to see the rubber match Froch vs Kessler 3 may...

comment by Jloro, on 05-26-2013
Kessler didn't look bad, but it liked like he wasn't completely trying half the fight.

comment by WeedBubblegum, on 05-26-2013
It wasn't just the pace though, Froch was Smash-Up Boxing Kessler all night, even a casual could tell that....

comment by HughJass, on 05-26-2013
[QUOTE=rhalce]@HUGH JASS says "its a real shame on Kessler". SHAME ON WHAT? THERE'S NOTHING TO B ASHAMED LOSING TO A GREAT WARRIOR LIKE FROCH, KESSLER FOUGHT CLEAN & NEVER FOUGHT LIKE A QUITTER.[/QUOTE] i said it was a shame there had to be only ONE winner because of the way both performed and...

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