Kessler wants Froch rematch, not interested in Groves fight
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) says he’s waiting by the phone hoping to get a third fight against Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs). Kessler, 35, isn’t interested in a stay busy fight against Georg Groves (20-2, 15 KOs), because he prefers to fight already established fighters rather than guys who still haven’t accomplished anything other than getting knocked out twice by Froch.
“I believe I am still in the top game – not that Groves isn’t because he’s a great fighter,” Kessler said via Skysports.com. “I want the rematch with Carl instead of fighting the new fighters first to get the bigger ones.”
Well there it is. Kessler has zero interest in fighting Groves, and I can’t say I blame him. I mean, why would Kessler want to fight someone who has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights and is coming off of a poor with over the feather-fisted Christopher Rebrasse. Groves’ win over Rebrasse left more questions than answers as to his chin, his talent, and his ability to amount to anything on the world scene.
Rebrasse had a badly inflated ranking and arguably deserved to be ranked nowhere higher than No.50 in the world. He still gave Groves all kinds of problems.
Froch is fighting on January 31st against an opponent still to be determined at the O2 Arena in London, UK. He’s made it perfectly clear that he’s not interested in the slightest in fighting James DeGale, yet there’s still a possibility that he could be facing him if Hearn can convince him to make that fight.
Hearn also promotes DeGale as well, so it’s in his best interest to make the Froch-DeGale fight. It would keep DeGale happy and it would sell tickets obviously.
“I am sitting by the phone, hoping something is going to happen soon and I want a big fight – a decider with Car,” Kessler said. “I don’t know whether he wants to fight me, but who is he going to fight? Of course Andre Ward is a big one as well.
It’s pretty sad that Kessler’s career has come down to him sitting by the phone waiting for a Froch to call him for a fight instead of him staying active and fighting the best. Can’t Kessler get something going on his own instead of sitting around waiting for Froch to call him for the last 2 years? What a dreadful waste of time.
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