Froch vs. Kessler2
When Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) squares off against ‘Viking Warrior’ Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs) for the second time this Saturday, it will have been more than three years since their first grueling encounter in Group Stage 2 of the Super Six Boxing Classic. That contest unquestionably represented the most compelling and entertaining match-up in the entire super middleweight tournament, and there is good reason to believe the rematch will be an equally competitive battle that rivals, or perhaps even surpasses, the original. Froch and Kessler are still both universally recognized as two of the very best 168 pound boxers in the world, just as they were on April 24, 2010 when Kessler was awarded a hard fought unanimous decision on his home turf in Denmark. What can we expect this time from these two proven warriors? Will ‘The Cobra’ strike the Dane with a lethal bite, or will ‘The Viking’ savagely slay the serpent?
Carl Froch has fought five times since he faced Kessler, going 4-1 during that stretch, while Mikkel has won all three of his bouts. Of course the lone loss suffered by Froch was at the hands of Andre Ward, who is widely viewed as an elite pound-for-pound talent on par with Floyd Mayweather Junior. No shame there. Kessler himself was soundly beaten by Ward previously. The fact that Froch bounced back from the loss with an impressive brutal knockout against Lucian Bute holds far greater importance when searching for clues to explore that might give us some indication of what to expect on Saturday. Continue reading
Team Sauerland will be blogging live from the Froch-Kessler 2 media tour as super-middleweight champions Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler face the press in London and Copenhagen prior to their blockbuster rematch on May 25. Starting on Monday morning (CET) on the newly-launched Sauerland Promotion webpage www.sauerlandpromotion.com, there will be live updates and behind-the-scenes coverage with quotes, pictures and videos.
Sauerland Promotion, the international offshoot of Team Sauerland, promotes the Nordic Fight Night, which is a revolutionary event series featuring the very best of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish boxing. “It´s a big week coming up for our Nordic operations,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. Continue reading