Carl Froch swears revenge on Kessler


Carl Froch has sworn he will gain revenge on Mikkel Kessler when they meet for a second time at London’s O2 arena tonight. The 35-year-old will defend his IBF super-middleweight title against Kessler, having lost to the Dane in 2010.

Nottingham-born Froch weighed 167lb 9oz at Friday’s weigh-in, while Kessler was 166lb 7oz, a pound and a half under the super-middleweight limit.

Froch said: “I’ll get him out of there late on or make him quit on his stool. I just can’t see him staying with me. I’m a totally different fighter to what I was three years ago.

“It was miserable – I was no longer champion, I was devastated. But I picked myself up and dusted myself down and now I’m on the crest of a wave. I can’t let Mikkel Kessler get away with doing what he did to me three years ago. I just can’t let that happen.”

There was some controversy leading up to the fight as he threatened to kill the Dane, since then the Englishman has apologised for his statement.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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