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Froch: Kessler is cheeky for coming to England to fight me on my turf

Carl Froch Latest Mikkel Kessler(Photo Credit: Thomas Sjorup) By Scott Gilfoid: For ages, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) has been saying how he wanted WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) to come over to the UK so that Froch would have a chance to get revenge for his previous loss to Kessler in Herning, Denmark in 2010.


Froch felt that it was only fair that Kessler should come over to fight him in his home country of the UK since Froch had fought Kessler three years ago in Denmark, which is where Kessler lives. But instead of being pleased that Kessler finally gave in gave Froch his wish to fight him in the UK just to get him to shut up about it, Froch is now saying Kessler is being cheeky [rude/insolent] by coming over to try and beat Froch up in front of his own British fans.

Froch said this as quoted by the telegraph.co.uk “He [Kessler] is quote cheeky coming over here to England to fight me, thinking he can come to my home turf and beat me. He’s been a little bit disrespectful…who does he think he is coming over here to my country after what I have done in the last three years.”

Froch sounds like he’s becoming unhinged. I mean, he’s the one that wanted Kessler to come to the UK to fight him. He made a major production about insisting that the Dane come over to fight him, but now that he’s got his wish, Froch is twisting things around to where he’s seeing Kessler as showing disrespect for being nice enough to fight Froch in his home country.

Kessler might as well have told Froch to stuff it, and given him an ultimatum of coming to Denmark to fight him or no fight.

Froch’s making a big deal of his fights since his loss to Kessler in 2010. Froch did beat a fading 41-year-old Glen Johnson, a mediocre Arthur Abraham, who had already been exposed in the Super Six by Andre Dirrell in a fight before Froch beat him, Lucian Bute and Yusaf Mack. But Froch was soundly beaten by the best fighter that he fought in the past three years in Andre Ward, so it’s not as if Froch has anything to brag about. He’s still got the stink of his highly controversial win over Dirrell following him around, and he’s never even tried fight Dirrell again to prove that he was the better fighter.


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