News February 2013

Froch-Kessler figures at a glance

06.02.13

Froch vs Kessler rematch

By Michael J Jones

Rematch; Froch and Kessler


Ahead of their hugely anticipated rematch on May 25th Livefight measures up Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler...

The two had one of the best super-middleweight clashes in recent years in April 2010 when Kessler relieved “The Cobra” of his WBC title as part of the ‘Super-six’ tournament eventually won by Andre Ward. The scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 failed tell the story of a bitterly contested twelve round war where both men had to show a lot of heart.

Nottingham’s Froch has been chasing a rematch ever since over the first man to best him. The bout goes on at the O2 Arena after the first was in Kessler’s home territory in Denmark. It’s promising to be another tremendous fight and both men are already extremely confident.

Here, Livefight breaks the rematch down-

Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler

Nicknames: “The Cobra” “Viking Warrior"

Ages: 35 / 33

Height:
6’1” / 6’1”
Reach:
75” / 74”

Fight records: 30-2 (22) / 46-2 (35)

Record since
First fight: 4-1 (2) / 3-0 (3)

Mutual foes; CF MK

Henry Porras- W KO 8 W KO 9

Brian Magee - W KO 11 W KO 3

Andre Ward - L UNA 12 L TD 11

Years as a pro 11 years / 15 years

World champions
Beaten in career: 6 / 7

KO wins inside
5 rds: 15 of 22 / 24 of 35

12 rds completed: 8 / 5

World title
Record: 6-2 (3) / 10-2 (7)

Record in UK: 26-0 (20) / 0-1

Record in Denmark: 0-1 / 43-0 (33)

War; the first fight
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