Fury: Froch will beat Kessler by a hometown decision
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Tyson Fury thinks IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) will be beating WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) by a nice hometown decision this Saturday night in their pay per view unification bout at the O2 Arena on London, UK.
Fury sees Kessler whipping Froch, but still ending up losing the fight after getting jobbed on the decision.
Fury said on his social media site “I think Carl Froch will get a hometown decision over Kessler! But will lose really.”
I really hope this isn’t the case but it’s hard to not think this after seeing what happened to Andre Dirrell when he ventured to the UK, dominated Froch, and then had to go home the loser by a controversial 12 round split decision.
That fight took place in Nottingham, UK, but I don’t see much difference between London and Nottingham. UK is UK. Froch will still be the hometown fighter, because Kessler certainly won’t be the guy that the Brits are fawning over next Saturday night.
Kessler will likely be booed, and I just hope they don’t boo the Danish national anthem. That’s always bad when the anthems get booed.
I have a feeling that Kessler may have to knock Froch down two or three times if he wants to win by a decision in this fight. I don’t think Kessler will be able to knock Froch out because he takes a good punch and you have to really put it on him to have shot at knock him out.
Dirrell staggered Froch, and Jermain Taylor had him down on the canvas. With Kessler, he’ll have to be willing to use up all of his energy reserves to try and get Froch out of there.
It’s possible but Kessler will be taking a risk in doing so because he could gas out and end up too tired to fight the remaining rounds. I know the temptation to go all out for a knockout is probably high with Kessler because if he can stop Froch then he doesn’t need to worry about the judging and he can rest easy.