Froch – Kessler trilogy anyone??
By Ben Walton: This spring, rumored to be sat 25th May, Two of today’s biggest names in super middleweight boxing will be meeting once again, to battle inside the squared circle. Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.
The first fight between the pair took place in Herning, Denmark in 2010 with Kessler claiming a points decision to hand the Briton a first career loss.
The Nottingham man had been forced to travel there on a private plane with trainer Rob McCracken through the volcanic ash cloud, and has always maintained that the journey had affected his preparations during the week.
The fight was an absolute barn-burner till the last bell, and one that Froch feels Like he would of won been it on home turf. I personally think that the scorecards were correct that night in Denmark.
Kessler – buoyed by a partisan crowd of Vikings, put up a terrific display, and proved he had too much for Froch that night. He Came off better in most of the exchanges, and showed he could match Carl without question on everything except maybe the chin department. He seemed sharper, faster in letting the combinations go, and mostly had the last word in the fistic fury that entailed that evening. But did the cobra have a bad night at the office?
Since this fight Froch has redeemed his place amongst the divisions top dogs, most recently by totally annihilating favourite Lucian Bute in a brutal punching display in Nottingham England, thus lining up this much anticipated re-match, where both of these warriors of the ring will go at it once again.
I can see this fight going two ways: The cobra – with thousands of his fans behind him, will come out and try to knock Kessler out early, catching him cold. And he may well do this.
OR Kessler will survive the onslaught, have a few shaky moments but ultimately box very well again, hear the final bell, and lose a controversial split decision.
Both of these scenarios leading to a 3rd showdown between the pair, where the victor should truly be declared one of Europe’s greatest super middleweights to grace the world scene..