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Froch Wins Thriller

At the O2 Arena, London, Carl Froch got the revenge he sought by beating the Dane, Mikkel Kessler, in a thrilling super-middleweight world title fight.

Froch, who had previously lost to Kessler, in Denmark, took a unanimous points decision with the judges scoring the contest 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. Perhaps, on reflection, the third of those scores was nearer the mark with the fight swaying one way and then the other.

Surmising the fight, Froch go off to a wonderful start, tearing into Kessler in the opening rounds and you wondered whether Kessler would survive into the middle rounds. But not only did he survive but his own class came to the fore with Froch starting to come off second best.

The latter rounds saw both fighters show their class and Froch appeared to be in trouble with one sustained attack from Kessler hurting the Nottingham fighter. Thankfully, the thirty-five year old rallied and it was his arm that was held aloft as the judge’s scorecards were read out.

Speaking after the wonderful fight, Froch praised Kessler whilst also giving the critique on his own performance, remarking,

'It feels really good.'

'The only thing that feels bad is that I have had to beat such a real gentleman, a real warrior and real nice man. “

'He did hurt me a couple of times; I think everybody saw that.'

'But I hurt him a little bit more and I thought I deserved the win. I thought it was unanimously my fight.”

I was close to getting the stoppage towards the end but, when I went in for the finish, what did he do? He fought back with a couple of big, hard shots. Big respect to him.'


As for Froch’s next fight, all the talk points towards a rematch with Andre Ward, a fighter who Froch would also like to gain revenge against, prompting Froch to remark afterwards,

'I said before this fight that the winner should really be concentrating on moving on and my only other loss was against pound-for-pound number two in the world Andre Ward.”

'What a fantastic fighter he is and a great, great champion, but he is there to be beaten. But not over in America - let's get him over here. I went over to America and now let's get him over to England.'


The big problem is that Ward is reluctant to fight anywhere other than America, but could big-money tempt him to cross the pond?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 26 2013

Time: 9:37AM

Your Comments

It wasa tremendous fight, one I enjoyed immensely, despite the ridiculous time it was staged!
Fulham Badger
Bring on Andre Ward although that will be whole lot tougher!
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