Froch wishes he were fighting Kessler instead of Johnson
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (27-1, 20 KO’s) can’t seem to get his loss to Mikkel Kessler out of his head, because it seems like he can’t let go of his 12 round loss to Kessler from a year ago. Froch has even had a hard acknowledging that he lost the fight even though almost the entire civilized world sees Froch as having lost that fight. Froch now has a fight coming up next month against warhorse Glen Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KO’s) in the semifinals of the Super Six tournament.
But instead of being concerned with that fight, Froch is still wishing he could fight Kessler in a rematch on June 4th instead of facing Johnson. That’s not a good thing for a couple of reasons. First, Froch might end up getting whipped by Johnson and made to look like a first rank amateur. And 2nd, Froch isn’t letting go and accepting his loss. It’s not good to keep that poison in you.
Froch has to embrace his defeat and admit it to himself that Kessler was the better man. Trying to get a do over because you weren’t happy with the results the first time around isn’t going to work. Kessler got the win and he has no point in going over old ground to face Froch. And there will be even less of a need for Kessler to fight Froch again if Froch gets beaten by Johnson, which I can see happening.
Froch said this at a recent press conference to hype his fight against Johnson: “I would have rather fought Mikkel Kessler just purely for the revenge. It’s a big thing for me to have lost that fight against Mikkel Kessler because I’m serious about this business and that blemish on my record. I’d love to get that corrected before I retire.”
Froch, let it go, man. You lost and it’s over. You had your chance and you royally blew it. Just try to make the best of things with the rest of your career starting with the Johnson fight. It would be even worse for Froch if Johnson beats him. Then Froch would be pining away for a rematch with Johnson, as well as Kessler. Johnson wouldn’t waste time fighting Froch again and would move forward with his career. Heck, if Froch wants to fight someone again, he needs to fight Andre Dirrell again and prove that he can beat him outside of the UK without controversy. I had Dirrell beating Froch 8 rounds to 3 with 1 even.