Froch vs. Kessler II is on - 15/01/2013
Stunning super middleweight blockbuster rematch agreed
Matchroom Sport and Sauerland Promotions are delighted to announce that Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will fight in Britain.
The huge super middleweight rematch is the fight of the year in boxing and the two sides are delighted that terms have been agreed on the biggest fight on British soil in many years.
Full details on the fight will be announced at a press conference soon, and both fighters have expressed their delight that they will once again lock horns.
“This is the fight that I want more than anything in the world,” said Froch. “I put Mikkel up there as one of the great warriors in boxing and I am so excited about this fight and the chance to set the record straight against him.”
“I promised Carl we would meet again and here we are, getting ready to leave it all in the ring for a second time,” said Kessler.
“I have the utmost of respect for Carl, I feel we are very much alike. He is a great champion, a true warrior that has fought the best opponents all over the world in some of the most hostile places, just like me. Our first fight, especially the last round, showed what we are all about and I was to do it again.
“Since that first fight, I have become even stronger. I am fresh, I am healthy and I am ready to defeat him once again. I don´t care where we fight, I said anytime, anywhere! I plan to make my loyal Viking fans, as well as everybody else in Denmark, very proud once again. I am ready for war!”
”This is one for the ages,” said Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn. ”My hat goes off to both men for putting everything on the line here in what can only be an epic battle. Too many super fights fall by the wayside so to make Froch v Kessler 2 is a dream come true.
”Froch vs. Kessler 1 was a barnburner but I really feel Carl is a different fighter now, especially in the UK. These are the kinds of fights and nights that can cement the legacy of Carl Froch and no one deserves it more. We know what to expect from both men and either way it's going to be brutal.”
“Kessler vs. Froch I was an instant classic, the best fight ever on Danish soil – Kessler vs. Froch II will be even better,” said Kessler's promoter Kalle Sauerland. ”Mikkel and Carl are two all-time greats, two future hall-of-famers and they will leave it all in the ring once again.
“We have worked non-stop since Mikkel´s victory over Brian Magee to make this fight happen and give the boxing fans in Denmark, Britain and all over the world what they want to see – a mega-fight that will go down in boxing history.
“Kessler versus Froch, the Viking Warrior versus the Cobra, the WBA Champ versus the IBF Champ, Copenhagen versus Nottingham, Denmark versus England. This is all about honour, pride and sportsmanship. It´s history in the making. This is what boxing is all about and what boxing needs, two true warriors toe-to-toe.
“This fight will be remembered for years to come. The Viking Warrior is coming to England for war!”