Carl Froch could face disciplinary action from the British Boxing Board of Control after saying he was prepared to kill Mikkel Kessler, his opponent in the world super middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday.
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING’s No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING’s No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
The big rematch in London on Saturday is between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler, but Tony Bellew’s immediate return match against Isaac Chilemba – who held “The Bomber” to a draw on March 30 – which is on the Froch-Kessler undercard, is also anticipated by British fans.
Fans had lots of feedback on Lucas Matthysse’s impressive third-round stoppage of Lamont Peterson and plenty of opinions on a potential showdown with Danny Garcia, as well as other fights, including the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler rematch, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch insists he would be willing to face Bernard Hopkins – but has told the American legend to forget about a light heavyweight showdown.
Danish star Mikkel Kessler enters his anticipated May 25 rematch with Carl Froch with a deep respect for his rival and fellow super middleweight veteran. “We have both fought all over the world,” Kessler told RingTV.com, “that’s what champions do, fight the best everywhere.”
The hand injury that forced Lucian Bute to postpone his May 25 showdown with Jean Pascal has also resulted in the entire Montreal card to be cancelled. It is not known if the Canadian broadcast of Kessler-Froch II will air without Bute-Pascal.
Former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his May 25 clash with fellow Canadian and former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal.
Andre Ward called Guillermo Rigondeaux “a sharpshooter” against Nonito Donaire, adding, “this is the best I’ve ever seen him look.” Of the criticisms of Rigondeaux’s strategy, Tim Bradley said, “If you want to see blood and guts, and you want to see warrior-type of fights, then you should definitely hit MMA.”
Austin Trout: “Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary.”