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Only half full…5000 by your logic for 2 Foreign fighters in a Foreign country…….twice…
I think thats a decent Turnout…
Bring Ward and Bika to fight in Europe and you will be lucky to get 50 there…

Posted May 25, 2013 8:28 am 


Tell us about the Klitschkos Bears, who have they faught. Stop waffling about Floyd.

Posted May 25, 2013 6:36 am 


Yeah loyd fought garbage gueerero who lost to diaz and salido and never was and never will be a 147 pounder. A gu who beat berto and got mandatory statu for it from what freakin sanctioning body that wants floyds money? Uter garbage. Floyd has fought past its, multi loss past its, on the verge of retiring or come out of retirement. Or gatti or baldomir. Please oscar was a shell of himself. Pacs trilogies with morales and barrera atg’s trump anything floyd has done in my eyes. Unlike floyd klitschkos don’t fake retire when their division is the hottest its ever been in their career and they don’t cherry pick duck. Nuff said. Of course history remembers its heavyweight champs and their fights. Its boxings glaour division. Ever watch espn classics. Usually heavyweight fights on

Posted May 25, 2013 5:04 am 


Anonymous you are are ignorant barbarian. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

Posted May 25, 2013 4:35 am 


Anonymous – Ward has Abraham, Kessler, Froch and Dawson in his resume all at their peak. Who have Klitschkos bros have in BOTH their resumes? Don’t worry I’ll wait.

Posted May 25, 2013 4:31 am 


Bears – Klitschkos must be the only so called GOAT who have faught NOBODIES. Please name one opponent in both their resume who will be remembered in boxing. Haye, Mormeck, Brewster, Saunders, Chisora, all BUMS. Face it, while Floyd & Pac cherrypick HOFmers, ATG for their claim at greatness Klitschkos have beat on NOBODIES Brewster & Saunders( known BUMS) even dusted them at their peaks. In Sport you are only as good as your competition, Klits have had none so what claim to greatness do they have cause ain’t nothing great about beating BUMS.

Posted May 25, 2013 3:07 am 


Tark you’re quite wrong both Froch and Kessler are worthy #2 Super Middleweights… And what does that have to do with 15 pounds ???? Nada

Posted May 24, 2013 8:57 pm 


That the police actually investigated. What a joke. Did anyone call police when tyson was talkin about canibalizing children? But imagine hos crappy froch would feel if kesslar really did die

Posted May 24, 2013 8:31 pm 

Exiled Yank

Froch has always had a big mouth, he was just being stupid. I don’t know of any fighter going into a match wanting to kill their opponent, so I guess his mouth got ahead of his brain. I respect him as a fighter, but I’ve never liked the crap he says. This time he went too far, but I’m a little confused as to why the police are investigating. A boxing match, is afterall, a scheduled assault.

Posted May 24, 2013 8:25 pm 


Have you ever heard Pac say anything like this? NO.

Shows you how much class the Pac-monster have.
Yes, i’m a Pactard, obviously.

Posted May 24, 2013 6:37 pm 


Best punch of froch vs ward was when froch hurt buckled wobbled ward in the last round

Posted May 24, 2013 6:15 pm 


I’ve only ever seen Froch fight against two guys, and he lost to both… one is Andre Ward and the other is ….got robbed, so I’ll save it.

Posted May 24, 2013 6:11 pm 


white is right: Well they both already lost clearly to Andre Ward, let the scraps have there moment, if they put on a great show against eachother, it only reflects better on Ward what with them not being great competition for him. FIGHT.

Posted May 24, 2013 6:09 pm 

white is right

the white guy will win this one. bad time for sredmond either way.

Posted May 24, 2013 3:17 pm 


In vitaly your taking about sooooo many accolades. Vitaly rose up quickly and took mike tysons guiness book of records, record with most kos in shortest ammount of time and rounds. Vitaly has taken heavy histories best jaw for a champ probably usually given to marciano prior to that. He has taken best ko% and is behind marciano curently by .03%. By a fraction of 1%. Its basically a tie. He was ahead of marciano and if he stops stiverne at 42. Hard hitting stiverne.then he will have the ko% too. Vitaly has so many accolades. Nobody in heavy history has as many. Vitaly has never been loosing a fight. He’s only lot to injury. LOL. The GOAT vitaly klitschko

Posted May 24, 2013 2:47 pm 


Happyboy-klitschkos ducked noone. So that’s the crux there. Their heavyweigts.roughly 250 pounds. Their giants. They move great. Vitaly is the most unique fighter in heavy history stylistically as he has the best plus minus ratio (meaning he hits his opponent and they struggle to hit him) lennox strugged to hit vitaly when u compare all of lennox previous bouts he was averaging 31 jabs a round on his opponents could only be credited with 51 total against vitay. Because vitaly (like wlad) are the range masters of heavyweight history. Their jabs and powershots come from a mile out. moreover regarding vitaly, not only is his heavy histories best plus minus ratio VERY distinguishing, then you have he has practically the best ko %. MEANING not only is he not getting hit he’s TAKING ALL THE RISK DOING ALL THE WORK AND STOPPING HIS OPPONENTS ALMOST ALL THE TIME! Then you add in vitaly is theonly guy to never be knocked down,knocked out, or even given a standing 8 count. Then you factor in 60s and 70s fighters and 80s will look smallish compared to these men. I rank the klitschkos the best of al time. Followed by lennox lewis. The modern superheavies to me would beat everyone else in history. Vitaly is theGOAT. There is noone vitay would not make look bad or stop. E all know it

Posted May 24, 2013 2:41 pm 


It’s borderline for me…yeah, that’s a bit too far….but eh!

Posted May 24, 2013 1:25 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

LMAO@Gil Clancy…

Posted May 24, 2013 12:47 pm 

Jake Lead Rights

That’s such bull! I can’t believe anyone would take that as a threat or endangerment to someone’s life. It’s called hype. No different than Tyson telling what’s his face that he was going to eat his children. Sure he wants to kill him. Kill him in the ring. Every boxer has to have a killer instinct. Every boxer/fighter hits his opponent with bad intentions. That’s The Sport! Getting the council and the police envolved is just plain stupid and redicules. Going overboard to me would be showing up to the press confrence with a pistol/knife or somekind of weapon. That’s overboard, saying your gonna kill him and smash his face in. Well yeah that’s what I’m expecting you to do. Everyone likes a great rock’m sock’m fight and everyone likes a great KO. I sure as heck don’t watch it for the drama or to hear and see the cornermen talk. I see boxing cuz i wanna see someone get the crap KO’d out of them. Anyone that says that’s not what it’s about is fooling themselves.

Posted May 24, 2013 12:30 pm 


Its me ernie…2 horse race with generally a odds on hot fav. lol its not really rocket science bud is it? lol

Posted May 24, 2013 12:17 pm 


Gil Glancy, I mean Tark. That tin man was stopping Ward if there had have been another 3 rounds. That’s a fact. Ward is top drawer!(best feet I’ve seen in a fighter in years) but in my opinion he’s well beatable. Not in a hundred years was he living with Calzaghe. Joe would win in any type of fight. Its that simple, Calzaghe beat fighters in a fight, out boxed boxers, out punched punchers. 46-0. As I’ve said many times on here, if he had have been American he would be right up there on any all time list. Instead Americans do what they do and look for any negative they can to pour cold water on his record. They need to understand that just because Vagas is where the money is does not make America the only place that can produce the greats. THAT SHIP SAILED YEARS AGO. Look at your amature from the last few Olympics. Get real, your prob not top 10 anymore at producing kids.

Posted May 24, 2013 12:14 pm 


Obviously a poor choice of words,but, these two men are Gladiators, not tennis players, for people to make a big show about Frochs statement is stupid, fighters say these things without thinking, in the heat of the moment, it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain, that he did not actually mean what he said.This could be his way of pumping himself up for what is one of, if not the biggest fight for him, I think it will be a good fight, why? because both of these MEN come to fight, they are in tip top shape, and both are truly professional boxers, not impersonators, good luck to both of them. Who do I think will win? this time I think Froch will get the verdict, but who knows in such a competetive matchup.

Posted May 24, 2013 11:25 am 

Tyrone Jones

Mr. Froch, did you realize that Kessler is a Jewish surname from the same general vicinity as your own?

Posted May 24, 2013 10:58 am 


Lefthook… Not often. But occasionally I took one.. So you’d be out a house.

I’m a little rough on lads… But you have to point out a fighter’s shortcomings — even though I had none myself. LOL

The tin-man and robot comments are actually opinions I’ve heard from other boxers that I thought were funny but had an element of truth. You don’t hear me talk that way about Ward—whose game is pretty tight.. But even Ward gets bashed for using the noggin, and for his association with Conte …. Did I leave out any negative stuff? Hope not.

Posted May 24, 2013 10:56 am 

Limey jay

How the so called fans on this here site can belittle the achievements of froch and Kessler I do not understand.
For me they have made the best of their skills, to be honest they have overachieved if anything.
As someone mentioned earlier….if Dirrel had the heart of Either of these men he would be a top tier fighter , but he doesn,t and that negates his superior skills in the art of boxing.
As anyone who has laced up should know, there are many factors in Winning fights too many tangibles to comprehend, usually skills win, but sometimes a good chin wins, or a great defence,or sheer bloody minded ness.
Someone mentioned bute being a shot fighter when he met Froch……really?
I thought he was unbeaten up till then and looked very dangerous.
For me the occasion….and a determined Froch won the fight, a combination of the two made bute freeze on the night.
Has he looked shot since……maybe.
But not prior to the fight, as I recall many, many people on here said bute was gonna expose Froch.
It’s funny how one fight can change people’s perception…..just ask Jeff Lacey about that.

Posted May 24, 2013 10:26 am 


Tark…You must have been some fighter you in your day, to slaughter fighters the way you do. Me I don’t buy a word of your sheet. You’ve obviously read about and watched a hell of a lot of fights. But i’d put the house on it you’ve never had a glove laid on you in your life.

Posted May 24, 2013 10:22 am 


Bears – if Floyd is overrated cause according to you he fights small and faded fighters, where would that put the Klitschkos bros who have ONLY Lennox Lewis in their combined resume of over 100 fights as a boxer worth mention in over a decade of boxing. Lets keep it real.

Posted May 24, 2013 10:14 am 


@MK…., Ward, Hopkins, and Eubank know nothing about Kessler??? I think at least Ward and Calzaghe know something about Mikkel since they kicked his ass. Kessler is probably more of a robot who can’t duck a punch than Froch is a tin-man wood cutter who needs WD-40 for his creaky knees and stiff back.

Posted May 24, 2013 10:06 am 

Lennox Fan

At least he didn’t say he would eat Kessler’s children as Mike Tyson has been known to do.

Posted May 24, 2013 9:46 am 

Rat Spotter

nicolas, you rat. Get back on ESB is for real MEN–like Froch.

Posted May 24, 2013 9:30 am 

Dan D

Boxinlova, type his name in as part of your comment and it won’t show up. I have tried and tested it three times and surely it can’t just be me? Robin Smith of BBBC needs to grow a pair. His political correctness crap made me heave.

Posted May 24, 2013 8:50 am 


Froch v Kessler fighting for the also ran position Ward is Champ !! That Froch is one horrible man talking about killing someone in the ring he should have his license taken away from him ..

Posted May 24, 2013 8:41 am 


Sorry MK…on skills alone…Ward is top dog…on willingness to travel and fight the best…Kessler and Froch get their props. Id enjoy Ward more if he did do some travelling like the rest of the division cos i still think he would come out on top AND add to his fanbase. He might do it one day.
And lets be honest…Wards wins over Froch and Kessler were hardly close affairs

Posted May 24, 2013 8:34 am 


You can’t boss the Smw division, when you are not fighting, not traveling, cheating, possibly doping (Conte=BALCO) and wanting fights with the likes of Pavlik. Ward has made his own bed.

Froch vs Kessler 2 is for the crown. Can’t wait to watch the weigh in, coming soon.

Posted May 24, 2013 8:18 am 


I don’t think any of our comments/posts are being deleted by any of the writers. It could be anything from overloading the bandwidth to a bug in the website. I hope ESB addresses the problem soon.

Posted May 24, 2013 8:17 am 


Dan D…this ‘writer’ is notorious for deleting comments. Some if his threads have been that heavily moderated, it makes the the remaining comments look and sound as daft as the writer himself.

Posted May 24, 2013 8:03 am 

Dan D

Its funny, the post I made 2 minutes prior to ‘ESB is a joke’ didn’t show up. I’m either posting too fast according to the site, duplicating comments that aren’t displayed and a whole host of other problems including not showing comments at all.

Posted May 24, 2013 7:59 am 

Dan D

ESB website is a joke

Posted May 24, 2013 7:57 am 


Bute was exposed as anything but shot…he was never top tier in the first place and Froch showed that you might have a decent resume but elite level is just that….for the toughest guys in the game.
Ward bosses this division, we all know that but Froch and Kessler are clear 2 and 3 with the rest with some catching up to do. By the time they do that i think Froch and Kessler will have hung them up which means it will be a while before any big $$$$ fights will be there to catch our eye like this one!

Posted May 24, 2013 7:53 am 


my bad, 2 judges had him 4 points down, which included 2 points from the round he was knocked down. 1 judge actualy had him 4 rounds up lol. There was no schooling involved. Even if there was, Froch was there for a 12 rounder, Taylor was there for 11 !!!

Posted May 24, 2013 7:40 am 


They probably base their opinion on undisputed knowledge from ring experience, elite level participation or personal experience from fighting both these guys in Wards case. Dismissing their opinion because it doesnt favour your guy…doesnt mean they are clueless. Their opinion carries more clout than yours or mine because they are the experts based on experience.

Opinions are like arseholes….everybody has one and most of them stink

Posted May 24, 2013 7:38 am 


@FACT, Taylor was 2 points up going into the final round, and dont forget he scored a FREAK flash knock down early in the fight, so theres your 2 points buddy. Not quite the schooling you have suggested

Posted May 24, 2013 7:31 am 


I like both boxers, I do think that Froch is overrated, to the point of being the second coming of the messiah, since his great victory over a shot fighter in Bute. Froch is no great technical boxer, but he has a lot of heart and power. It seems like every expert see this fight as an easy Froch victory. I wonder what Ward, Hopkins, Eubank and so on base this on. I don’t feel that these experts know anything about Kessler. Until now, experts had it 50/50 chance of winning, now it’s like they see Kessler as an old hat. It would be rather boring, if they were right, and Kessler is done. Do I think that Kessler could have beaten the fighters that Froch beat, Johnson, Abraham and so on, since their last fight, hell yes.

Posted May 24, 2013 6:59 am 


police investigation for boxing comments??? Ridiculous!!! its not like he is planning to bring a gun in the ring…some people get upset for the stupidest reasons

Posted May 24, 2013 6:52 am 


Let’s not make him out to be the second coming of Jesus, he lost to Kessler, ward, schooled to Taylor for 11 rds, beaten by Dirrell, struggled with Johnson and barely beat pascal at home, he is very overrated, there is no doubt , Hopkins wants the fight big time he is no fool ,He would make Froch look like an amateur even at 48′

Posted May 24, 2013 6:07 am 


@overrated hahahaha. What he lacks in skills he makes up for in strength, desire and grit. Andre Dirrell….amazing skillset but has 10% of Frochs heart. Swings and roundabouts

Posted May 24, 2013 5:00 am 


He has said on many an occasion that the 2 weeks before fight night bring out the devil in him. Hes a fighter…not a care worker.

Posted May 24, 2013 4:57 am 


Over rated….. just look at how he has fought in the past four years?? Over rated… i do not think so… a legend… probable not… world class… defiantly yes!!

Posted May 24, 2013 4:57 am 


Over rated? Very good question. Ortiz, gueerero, and berto come to mind when I think over rated. In the last decade. Lacy……….possibly helenius could be a huge flop………could be floyd mayweather. He’s ducked all the great matchups and fought faded and multiple loss versions of the good guys he beat. Or he fought little guys. Imagine if he manned up fought canelo and got lit up. Or if he would’ve fought pac and martinez already 3 years ago like he should’ve. I don’t know mayweathers certainly good I’m just talking about the question of over rated. That would be a good article though most over rated. I might even throw winky wright in there. Or I know how about emanuel steward trained jermaine taylor?!?!? Maybe the single most over rated fighter of the decade DEMOLISHED by pavlik! Remember taylors chest start spasming? Bahahahahahaahahah!

Posted May 24, 2013 4:37 am 


Damn phone screen to small,
Froch the most overrated fighter in the last ten years

Posted May 24, 2013 4:18 am 


Froch must the overrated fighter in the last ten years , anyone agree,

Posted May 24, 2013 4:16 am 


and by the way what was said of Kessler when he says they will both come to fight “with death in their eyes” is that not basically the same thing? to me it actually sounds more ominous than what Froch said.

Posted May 24, 2013 3:42 am 


both warriors are my favourite fighters and Id hate to see either or both get badly hurt or killed but when you get two guys like this throwig with murderous intent then anything could happen, I think that is what Froch meant by saying he might kill him,they throw with the intent of badly hurting their opponent, if it were an average person they pummelled for 12 rounds no doubt they would die.

Posted May 24, 2013 3:02 am 


its a figure of speech taken out of context, he just wants us to realise how serious and brutal affair this could turn out to be, they are modern gladiators and gladiators fought to the death get over it woosy’s.

Posted May 24, 2013 2:56 am 

Turkish Boxing Fan

I like Froch but this is really useless. No need to sell your soul for PPV, no need to act. Just be yourself. He is cool enough as an elite boxer already.

Posted May 24, 2013 2:36 am 

Mick the Marmalizer

No class from Froch. At least George Groves has decorum!

Posted May 24, 2013 2:27 am 


You know it’s more than 20 dollars Sred… It’s more like 23 dollars.. And that’s OK, we know you don’t like Froch or Kessler.. You should spend more time bashing them to take a break from bashing the K Bros.

Posted May 24, 2013 1:11 am 


What is “15 pounds in US dollars” ???? Is that even $20?? Froch is letting the Bute win go to his head… If he goes in all gung ho with no craft he might get drilled… These guys will be making excuses no matter who loses…

Posted May 24, 2013 12:27 am 

Mike J

Its all talk! Any fighter who risks life and limb when they fight understands the nature of the sport and NO ONE wants to see a fighter die in the ring. Hop enforced his moniker the Executioner with the throat slash gesture during his introduction. Last I checked, an executioner wasnt in the business of sparing lives. Froch wants to win and win by KO…simple as that.

Posted May 23, 2013 11:12 pm 


400,000 PPV buys so far, they think it will be 500,000.

Posted May 23, 2013 10:48 pm 


Its trash talk, so what, he’s not a rapist or woman beater and Kessler isnt there to play tiddly winks with him either…political correctness gone mad, these guys are class and real boxing fans now that

Posted May 23, 2013 9:46 pm 


Nostrildamus lol!.!.!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!!! Good stuff.!!!! I like froch. If your not throwing punches with bad intentions when your in the ring your not doin your job son!

Posted May 23, 2013 9:27 pm 

Staring tournament

Big Train, youtube, I laughed.

Posted May 23, 2013 9:20 pm 

Super six

Ward needs to fight away, goodbye.

Posted May 23, 2013 8:54 pm 


Kessler is gonna break that beak again. BTW, check out “My call to the ring” by Deirdre Gogarty for some good boxing reading. She became a Champion and her fight with Christy Martin is a classic. I also trained in the same gym with her and Jason Papillion under Beau Williford who brought her to Louisiana from Ireland where boxing was banned for women. I remember a lot of the incidents in the book at the Kaliste Saloom gym as an eyewitness and feel pretty cool about it. Thank god the Crawfish Boiler gym was gone before I got to Lafayette!

Posted May 23, 2013 8:21 pm 

Chess fan

Karpov v Fischer, $89.99 pay per move, expensive.

Posted May 23, 2013 8:10 pm 

Calm Down

Think about it, if sport had not been invented by human beings, it would be very boring, it could of been knitting or chess, PPV.

Posted May 23, 2013 8:04 pm 

Calm Down

Rocky Martinez v Ricky Burns, Martinez did that cross throat thing, just before the fight started, nothing was mentioned about that, exactly, it’s just Boxing, sport, nothing meant by it.

Posted May 23, 2013 7:52 pm 



Posted May 23, 2013 7:50 pm 


Froch is kinda’ reminding me of Fernando Vargas. A “lot” of heart with talks of death in the ring (usually about himself dying, going out like a warrior), but lacking in overall skills. I believe Frochs gonna lose again because he “usually” does not have a gameplan. Most times his strategy seems to be: to “overwhelm” his opponents with above average, powerful “telegraphic” punches that hurt once connected. He doesnt have that successive planned variety of defense and attack during certain junctions of the bout to outwit and outsmart. He craves the out-hustling, which isnt too smart against a guy like Kessler. He’d better not get it wrong: Kessler is no slouch in the power department himself! He isnt “intimidated” by Frochs power – has felt it before, is confident that Frochs bark is quite bigger than his bite, and feels good about his chances in front of an opposing crowd that seems to like him just as much, for his usually cool, down to earth persona! Froch is unraveling a bit, his “death” talk reveals a cave mans tactical approach to bowl over his opponent, combined with a silly prehistoric use of fear that boxing and its participants have grown light years ahead of….well at least most of the titleholders and former title holders know intimidation (death talk) is merely a ploy to psych out a mentally WEAK opponent, AND that it is totally SEPERATE from a thorough gameplan. Hey, sometimes you never know, brute force can stop a gameplan before it even begins! I’m still going with Kessler though, considering his sparring partners and boxing abilities.

Posted May 23, 2013 6:47 pm 

Calm down

They are not Muslims, they are losers, loser psycopaths, different thing.

Posted May 23, 2013 6:46 pm 

Calm down

You are posting comments too quickly.

Posted May 23, 2013 6:44 pm 


It’s good that London police have spare time to look into this matter. After all, in some major cites Muslims are decapitating soldiers. Certainly police in those cities wouldn’t be wasting time on a prizefighter’s attempts at psyching out his opponent.

Posted May 23, 2013 6:40 pm 


Nothing should be done to Froch. Was it classless to say I’m gonna kill you? Yeah I would say so. What’s the difference in saying your are gonna have to kill me to win? They both come down to the same meeting. I have lost much respect, not that I had much for them but definitely lost more respect of the BBBOC or what ever there initials are.

Posted May 23, 2013 6:36 pm 


It was overboard but for that reason, very tedious. Trashtalk needs an element of sincerity and realism to it otherwise it’s just obviously bravado. Predicting the round in which you will get the KO is far superior to this rubbish, for example.
Most of what Froch says is unintelligent guff anyway.

Posted May 23, 2013 5:46 pm 

philly shell

What’s he supposed to say? “I’m going to try hard not to hurt him” ?

Posted May 23, 2013 5:42 pm 

Limey jay

MK…everyone’s different in the lead up to a fight, not everyone is a super cool mutha, like Kessler.
It’s widely known that Carl had decided to quit boxing if he had lotst to bute, he said so himself after the fight.
I think that showed that night, I had never seen Carl so pumped…I thought it was gonna be a tough night for Froch, as bute had looked impressive but once I saw Froch walking to the ring I changed my mind, Froch looked in “the zone”.
It seems to me that Froch has gone to that “place “over the last week ,as up until now he has been full of respect for Kessler.
I wouldn,t read too much into how relaxed they look, they are both solid pros, who have paid their dues, and inside they are both “chomping at the bit” right about now.
I,m expecting a great fight and I don’t care who wins as I,m a fan of both.

Posted May 23, 2013 5:40 pm 


I am just saying that Froch is talking big, for a boxer, who wined about Kesslers bodyshots, between rounds, the last time, a man who is about to meet Kessler, who took out a Lhw (Green) with one brutal punch. Lets hope Froch gets his nerves under control, because Kessler looks as relaxed as I have ever seen him. I am not judging Froch, for his comments, but I see this typical Froch apeman response as a big weakness.

Posted May 23, 2013 5:11 pm 


Kessler and Froch are mates! I wouldnt put much creedence in that statement! You writers are always looking for an angle! Most of it is destructive and rubbish!

Posted May 23, 2013 5:06 pm 


The Kessler that trounced Andrade and destroyed Beyer … If Mikkel can somehow roll back the years and regain something close to that kind of form, he’ll be able to win a dominant 12 rounder. Anything less than that stellar, 2006-07 version, and this rematch will turn into another tear up, another 50/50 fight.

Posted May 23, 2013 5:01 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Boxers should never use the phrase kill. In this sport a lot of guys have died. Just not funny like it would be in other sports.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:49 pm 


Tiger Woods just told Garcia, we will talk about this over a plate of Paella, no need for that, silly thing to say.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:46 pm 


The author writes…, “The winner of the fight will be considered the #2 super middleweight in the division. Then all they need to do is take on the #1 guy Andre Ward and with any luck, they’ll be the #1 fighter at 168.”

With any luck??? … How about a lot of luck? That is if you’ve seen their prior fights with Ward. For one thing Froch is almost 36, and Kessler is 34 … Ward is 29 and still getting better.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:43 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

I agree with Limey jay.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:37 pm 

Limey jay

Can’t see what all the fuss is about ……Froch has always been respectful of Kessler,and I can’t see any bad blood between them.
It’s obvious that Carl’s ” in the zone” right now , days before the fight.
He has been training, away from his family and has entered the mental zone that has paid dividends in the past.
Obviously it doesn,t sound good when someone talks about killing someone, but I,m prepared to give him a pass , as he doesn,t mean it at all.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:34 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

I believe that the winner of Froch-Kessler II will be The Number 2 Super-Middleweight of the World. Andre Ward is Number 1. The winner of Froch-Kessler II should try to get a rematch with Ward.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:25 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

I believe that the winner of Froch-Kessler II will be The Numer 2 Super-Middleweight of the World. Andre Ward is Number 1. The winner of Froch-Kessler II should try to get a rematch with Ward.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:25 pm 


Stupid non-issue article written by a politically correct moron. Much worse has been said in hyping fights. Many other fighters have also said they would “kill their opponent” if they had too. It’s just fuel to the fight hype fire and it’s welcomed. Doesn’t seem to bother Mikkel any so go write about green peace or something more up your alley if you can’t handle the fight game.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:24 pm 


I agree with Tark here, I think that today when someone makes that kind of comment, it is taken out of proportion. Still Froch was wrong for saying it.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:18 pm 

Fish Eyes

Should be a good scrap anyway..

Posted May 23, 2013 4:12 pm 


He shouldn’t have said it sure but don’t get carried away its hardly like using peds ala Peterson and many others or using loaded wraps like Margarito or even as bad as FMJ refusing to make weight vs JMM. If anyone thinks Carl actually meant he wanted to kill him then they just dumb.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:10 pm 

Fish Eyes

Kessler will fight back.. You bet.

Posted May 23, 2013 4:05 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Blah blah blah, big words from a salad tosser, and I don’t mean Froch…

Posted May 23, 2013 4:04 pm 


Froch is fighting back on the psychological warfare front. Kessler hired Brits to spar for him—and they made sly comments about the fight. Froch is acting angry to make Kessler believe his needle is working. A lot of fighters say they’re going to kill somebody. Hopkins said he would kill Pascal. Duran said he would kill Lampkin. Kermit Cintron’s nickname is “The Killer.” Jimmy Ellis said he would kill Joe Frazier. “I’m going to beat him to death.” Ellis was angry about everyone telling him he lost to Patterson. Frazier was at his peak. Ellis, who fought most of his fights as a middleweight, was scared. Froch wants Kessler to believe he’s unhinged. Carl’s most productive battle plan came vs Abraham. Arthur was too scared to punch, even though it was obvious he was losing every round … If Carl has a similar plan for Kessler this is a ploy to keep Mikkel wary. Sonny Liston said, “I try to scare my opponents … so they don’t punch back.”

Posted May 23, 2013 4:00 pm 

Fish Eyes

I think Kessler wins this one.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:57 pm 

Brit Boxing

Expect Froch and Bellew to score impressive knock outs.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:55 pm 

Prof Konje

I’m surprised at Froch. I like him as a boxer but I believe that he has anger issues not related to his opponents. Boxers are professional and should not take dislike for their opponents personally. This is not like a neighborhood or street thing, it’s professional and all boxers should act as such–professional. There’s no place for the “street mentality” in this sport but it has become common.

I believe that Froch was psyching himself up for Saturday but he should have been more careful regarding what he said. I was undecided about this bout but as of now, I’m backing Kessler.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:35 pm 


Sticks and stones……

Posted May 23, 2013 3:32 pm 

terror tim

Oh people need to stop being so sensitive. People just look to be outraged. So Froch is playing the bad guy here. After the fight they will respect each other and they will both go home with a bigger bank account. Hardly the first time a boxer talked about trying to kill his opponent. He is preparing for a fight, not a tea party. Just have fun with it and stop taking everything so serious, its a sport.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:30 pm 


Typical classless Brit.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:18 pm 


Froch always goes ape, up to a fight, this is typical for him. Before the first Kessler fight, Froch said on danish television that he had a new killer punch, and that he would behead Kessler, instead he was backed up for 12 rounds, and wined like a girl, between rounds. This is typical Carl.

I do agree with the writers and Popkins views, either he acts as a gentleman or he talks thrash. I honestly don’t know if he is about to have a nervous breakdown, is on the juice, or if he shifts personality up to fights. One thing is for sure, this is great motivation for Kessler, who strangely enough is a big underdog, going into this fight. I don’t think Kessler needs any promotion, I can’t see him losing.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:07 pm 

The Judge

The only reason he wants to beat Kessler so bad is because he wants to be classed as bigger than Calzaghe as UK No.1 SMW.

I hope Kessler destroys Froch early.

Posted May 23, 2013 3:06 pm 

DJ Daz

I haven’t seen Kessler fight for a while now, but he certainly had in the past displayed better boxing skills than I have ever seen out of Froch who just seems to come relentlessly forward throwing punches with his guard & hands low. It was no suprise to me Kessler won the first bout. I admire Froch for his entertaining style & courage, but I figured Kessler would win this bout again because he has superior skills and is a good boxer/puncher. Froch didn’t do himself any favours with the poorly thought out comments, the wrong type of attention from the media and possibly police won’t be good for his focus before the fight.

Posted May 23, 2013 2:56 pm 

PEDcquiao ATG

Why didn’t he go for the kill against Ward?

Posted May 23, 2013 2:51 pm 


the freakin speech squad is at it again. who gives a sh7t!!!! say what the f you want!

Posted May 23, 2013 2:49 pm 


…One minute Froch is a gentleman who’s is “so classy he doesn’t need to trash talk to sell the fight”, the next minute he “wants to kill Kessler”. Not a smart choice of words. I know he wants to bump up the pay per view numbers, but really, leave that kind of talk to loons like Mayorga and Tyson. I have to say, I’m not a big Ward fan, but the more stupid remarks I hear Froch make, the more I like the American and hope he beats Froch again in a rematch. He’s had to put up with a huge amount of smack talk from Carl over the years too. Ward is an elite classy pro, inside of the ring AND outside of the ring.

Posted May 23, 2013 2:35 pm 


what a bunch of lilly livered, do-gooder, precious, whining, nonsense. who cares what he said. damn right he’s going for the kill. some people dont realise how dangerous boxing is. if your not looking to hurt your opponent then you stand a good chance of getting hurt yourself. bloody political correctness is dangerous

Posted May 23, 2013 2:32 pm 


Boxing is legalised murder. Don’t get upset when Froch speaks the truth. The boxing board of control need to ban boxing or STFU.

Posted May 23, 2013 2:23 pm 


“Ali bomaye”
“I’ll moida da bum”

Nothing new here, just more faux outrage and political correctness.

Posted May 23, 2013 2:04 pm 

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