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Hadn’t seen that interview, I thought it was Kessler then ward for froch as he wntd to avenge his 2 losses? ! Bute did show he was a brave warrior by comin to UK , tho I do believe he had underestimated froch, believing that after ward loss and many hard fights he was there for taking. ..!!?? When really it was a big step up in class and froch outclassed him! Kessler fight I agree really difficult, 100% froch its possible anything less……? Ward rematch I hope he doesn’t bother, ward will just run, hide, and spoil to a decision again, froch nothing to prove, true old fashioned warrior! !

Posted December 30, 2012 1:22 pm 


Ward is mixed race speedmond I know what part of him you hate

Posted December 29, 2012 1:34 am 


chutterrs I saw a interview where froch said he is not intrested in fighting ward. said rematches with kessler and bute might be his last fights . I was surprised when frotch said he doesnt want ward . because win lose or draw I never saw froch duck any one

Posted December 29, 2012 1:17 am 


I cant wait for Froch vs Kessler 2, the thing is that I can’t see Froch outpointing Kessler over 12 rounds, he can’t bully Kessler in any way, Kessler wants him to come forward, to deliver fatal counter punching. Froch can win on KO only, but that I can’t see either. Kessler wins in England, in an epic fight. I admire Carl, he is the ultimate cool cat, but like you say, Kessler is becoming stronger and stronger right now. Kessler did well against Calzaghe in the first and last part of their fight. Remember, Calzaghe was a superior Smw fighter, fighting in Wales.

Posted December 28, 2012 10:18 am 


I agree with Kessler being a little bit better on all parameters. Ward, I don’t think he likes Europe at all, but this is his problem. The money lies in Froch, Kessler and maybe Bute.

Posted December 28, 2012 6:42 am 

Ray Ray

Kessler 4 me…had a bad shoulder last time, still did enough 2 win. Kessler is a bit more discipline, little better defence, little better boxer…Froch has all the heart In the world, we saw that when he came from nowhere 2 beat Taylor, he is very tuff. Just have a little feeling Kessler is finding a bit of a groove again. Froch won’t b able 2 bully Kessler rnd the ring. Def worth watching, probs another close 1

Posted December 27, 2012 10:12 pm 


Bute looking shot fighter because froch demoralized him!! Most fighters never come back from a beating like that, Kessler fight was very close yes, but home advantage usually sways close decisions, rematch be close again but UK advantage for froch! ? I agree ward did win fight, froch not at his best, but at least he came to fight! Ward supremely gifted yes, technical, fast, no doubt, but not the warrior that froch is! Sayin that he uses right game plan to nullify froch, I question whether Carl has the plan to beat ward? Toe to toe there only one winner, hopefully froch is able to drag ward into the trenches? Otherwise I only see similar result, hopefully froch has a marquez 4 performance, hopefully. ..?

Posted December 27, 2012 7:23 pm 


Kessler is a chump, Bute would kill him

Posted December 27, 2012 7:22 pm 


I have no doubt at all that both Froch and Kessler will deliver much better quality in their second fight. We know that both fighters have shown significantly better skills, in many other fights. The first fight was good, the second looks like a killer. The winner has the keys to a second Ward fight, probably outside Oakland, but in America. Yea and I agree there is something great about a boxer, who admits his loses, and praises his opponent, when he wins. Great example: Brian Magee, just after the Kessler fight. He was just so cool.

Posted December 27, 2012 6:01 pm 


The guys that wont give ward the credit remind me of the way you are spedmond with the klitchkos

Posted December 27, 2012 3:31 pm 


thats whats its all about isnt it froch going to face kessler againthe last fight was a verry good one between two very good fighters . I would tune in to watch froch kessler2

Posted December 27, 2012 3:27 pm 


This author very rarely has anything good to say about British fighters. Every man and his dog was taking Bute to beat Froch. Bute looked VERY good prior to the Froch fight. Now all of a sudden he ain’t that good a scalp? GTFOH.

On the other hand, I’m getting a bit fed up with Carl making excuses for his 2 defeats. He should just accept them and move on. Ward and Kessler both deserved the wins. From memory, Kessler was classy when defeated by Calzaghe and by Ward…. and this was when he had a serious claim to Ward intentionally head-butting him.

Posted December 27, 2012 1:34 pm 


agreed, cant wait for it, a real fight.

Posted December 27, 2012 12:00 pm 


Froch v Kessler 2 has FOTY written all over it, it’ll be entertaining, something an Andre ward fight will never be in a million years. The guy can’t even get a few thousand fans to watch his fights in Oakland his home town due to his terribly boring style, he gets the wins by headbutt, elbow and holding on, he’d just crap to watch no one can deny this.

Posted December 27, 2012 8:46 am 


Yea I agree it has fight of the year in the smw division written all over it, but lets be honest here, no matter how great these two fighters are, its not up there with elite fighters, in some other divisions. I mean Marquez vs Pacman thats another level right. Exiting to hear where the fight is taking place, exactly, maybe not in Nottingham?

Posted December 27, 2012 6:17 am 


MK why do you have to embarrass all danes with your lousy “arguments”. -_-

Posted December 26, 2012 9:49 pm 


Fight of the year written all over it this one.

Posted December 26, 2012 7:02 pm 


Clearly it is impossible to predict Froch vs Kessler 2. Both fighters have killer punches. Kesslers trainer even knows exactly where to hit the opponent, I mean down to the exact point. The only thing I know is that Froch can’t outpoint Kessler over 12 rounds. Froch is a great warrior, but he is no Calzaghe. I do think that Kessler gets hit too much, too little movement there, and he takes his time getting precise shots in, so Frochs chance is too try and overwhelm Kessler in the early rounds, without getting Koed. I believe in an upset here, a Kessler victory in England, I mean if anyone is going to put Carl to sleep its going to be Kessler. Thats belief, not a clearcut prediction. A clearcut prediction would be Froch wins via Ko over Ward in Nottingham.

Posted December 26, 2012 5:17 pm 


Gonna be a very interesting fight.

Posted December 26, 2012 4:22 pm 


ALOT of people never fought in Europe especially with under 30 fights… Carl Froch is not gonna do any better doging right hand in Europe than he will in Las Vegas… Fact is he will probably not even get by Kessler and Kessler is a guy who let a fighter with 20 fights take him apart and win the tournament…Its all about Andre Ward as SMW, Froch and Kessler are fighting for #2 and a distant one at that

Posted December 26, 2012 12:28 pm 


froch is a very good fighter but Kessler and Ward are elite fighters elite is better than good, I picked Kessler in the 1st fight and im british I will also go with Kessler again in England.calzaghe would of beaten froch had they ever fought imo.

Posted December 26, 2012 10:20 am 


Kessler =
Froch = 2013 In England
Ward = In Oakland
Calzaghe = In Wales, in front of more than 40000 people
Mundine = In Australia
Ward = Never fought in Europe = The smw home (most good smws are europeans)
Dawson = Terrible Drained – Froch = His only genuin win on equal terms – Abraham = Not a smw fighter – Bika = Journeyman – Green = Not a smw fighter – Kessler = Headbutting to victory – I won’t mention 2005 =
Darnell Boone = Knocked clean out, but managed to weasel his way to a win

Posted December 26, 2012 10:18 am 


The fact is that the big smw fight coming up is Froch vs Kessler 2, other fighter pale in comparison. The combination of heavy hands and a granite chin, for the two top smw fighters, is thrilling. I know that many people see Froch as clear favorite, but I say that this is mainly based on Frochs last two fights. I see Kessler having a fine chance in England. Ward = Never fought in Europe = The smw home (most good smws are europeans)

Posted December 26, 2012 10:15 am 


I think most people (including UK fans) accept that Froch is not the best in the division …. that distinction belongs to Andre Ward. Secondly, most people acknowledge that the second best super-middleweight is a toss-up between Froch and Kessler. It is easy to say in hindsight that Bute is shot when 85% of ESB users and writers though Bute would beat Froch rather easily. This was a pointless article, it said nothing credible or significant.

Posted December 26, 2012 9:32 am 


MK, Ward is a “fake” number one fighter because he defeated the guys that you think are #1 and #2 Froch and Kessler? This has to be the MOST illogical train of thought I have EVER seen… You are SUPER bitter that he easily defeated those two fools there is NO circumstance that you will give Ward the credit he earned which is your right but if you are saying that the rest of Europe is as biased and blind as you thats pretty damn sad…Why do you give Kessler credit for beating Froch at home? Why do you give Froch credit for getting a CLOSE win over Dirrell at home? I will tell you why its because you are BIASED and it eats you alive that Ward made a mockery of fighters like Froch and Kessler and he will do it again should they meet in the ring :)

Posted December 26, 2012 9:11 am 


Like most europeans I basically agree with Froch and Kessler being the top people in the smw division, and Ward the number one fake fighter. Having said that I have to say that I would have liked to see a longer Kessler vs Magee fight, Kessler didn’t really get to show that much, and a longer Froch vs Bute fight, Bute surely was not at his best. I basically think too that it is impossible to predict Froch vs Kessler 2, I hope for Kessler to show all his talent, but thats hope, but for Froch to compare his loses against Kessler and Ward with his two recent terrible opponents, and label it as the same situations, are just not logical, right. I don’t really think that anyone is interested in these warm up fights anymore, in the smw division, after the super 6.

Posted December 26, 2012 5:46 am 

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