By Omar Torres: First off I have to say that tonight’s Cark Froch vs. Kessler fight has to be a candidate for fight of the year and Is a instant classic. This fight had me on the edge of my seat as both warriors went toe to toe in 12 rounds of none stop action of boxing at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Froch won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision with the judges seeing him the victor by the scores 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
In my opinion this second fight was better than the first and a third fight between these two would be exciting. After watching Froch performance against Kessler, Froch showed that he deserves a second shot at Andre Ward next. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tonight, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) beat WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) tonight by a 12 round unanimous to even the score in their two fights together, but instead of talking about wanting to move on and face the other fighter that whipped him, Andre Ward, Froch says he wants to fight Kessler a third time.
Froch said “It’s one [victory] a piece. Who knows? You [Kessler] fancy a third one? It feels really good. The only thing that feels bad is that I had to beat such a nice gentleman, a real warrior.”
Yeah, I bet Froch would like to fight Kessler again with a price tag of 15 pounds on pay per view. I wonder how many times Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn can sell this one before the public loses interest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight that could have gone either way, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) defeated WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) by a close 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the O2 Arena, in London, UK. The final judges’ scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
You can ignore the judge that scored the fight 118-110 for Froch because that score is no indication of how the fight was fought. Froch barely won the fight and spent pretty much the entire missing over and over and over again with his shots. I haven’t seen Froch miss this much since he fought Andre Dirrell in 2009. It was downright embarrassing to see Froch whiffing with his punches like a blind man. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: We’ve heard IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s excuses for why he lost to Mikkel Kessler three years ago and for why he got beaten by Andre Ward in 2011, and some of Froch’s loyal fans have bought into his excuses.
Well, tonight at the O2 Arena in London, England there can be no more excuses for Froch. If he loses tonight, he can’t fall back on the old ‘I lost my edge because my travel to the site was delayed’ or ‘I lost my concentration because I was away from home around Christmas.’ Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) won an ugly 12 round unanimous decision over Isaac Chilemba (20-2-1, 9 KO’s) tonight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Judges scores: 116-112, 117-112 and 116-112. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The undercard fights on tonight’s Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler card in London could possibly steal the show with unbeaten super middleweight contender George Groves (18-0, 14 KO’s) facing puncher Noe Gonzalez (30-2, 22 KO’s), and WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (19-1-1, 12 KO’s) facing the highly skilled #3 WBC, Isaac Chilemba (20-1-2, 9 KO’s) in a rematch at the O2 Arena.
The Groves-Gonzalez fight looks to be another mismatch put together by Groves’ promoter Eddie Hearn, but there’d a slight possibility the fight could be interesting if Groves goes right after Gonzalez and runs into something big. I mean, I kind of doubt it, but there’s a lottery type chance that Gonzalez can drop Groves a few times and make the fight competitive. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 18-year-old heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (4-0, 3 KO’s) scored a 2nd round TKO win over winless Janos Finfera (0-5) on Friday night in Timisoara, Romania. The 6’6” Fury unloaded an avalanche of shots that ended with the 29-year-old Finfera getting stopped. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohummad Humza Elahi: Twitter – @MHE_1985 – Tonight, I’ll be sitting in the cheap seats at a packed O2 Arena in London to witness the biggest fight (on these shores) of the year so far. Carl “The Cobra” Froch (30-2-22 KO’s) the hometown favourite will square off against “The Viking Warrior” Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 32 KO’s0).
There’s anticipation of a real classic in the making; I’ve been following the opinions out there and it seems that the majority are going for Froch in a home decision win whereas the rest think Kessler will take the victory and if that happens, I can imagine his hand being raised in a sea of boos (and probably booze) from the crowd. Atmospheres here (and in other parts of Europe) can be very intimidating for boxers not used to fighting on the road, however, this isn’t a factor for Kessler. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells (twitter – @boxingpeter): Just over an hour after the whole of Europe witnesses an all German affair at Wembley Stadium in the Champions League Final, their gaze will switch in the same direction as the rest of the world to watch the second installment of the enticing Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler thrill ride.
At 11:15pm the two fighters will make the daunting walk to the ring at the O2 Arena. For the final time they will feel the presence of those closest to them, and feel the range of emotions all rolled up into one. Nerves. But once these two warriors step inside the ropes into what that they call home, all those emotions are drained from them, and they evaporate into the ring mat. Suddenly these two men, are alone, emotionless. This is the dangerous combination that brings out such violence in men that are so cool and loving beyond the ropes. Read the rest of this entry »