Found May 26, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
With both prizefighters showing great heart and determination, IBF super middleweight titlist Carl Froch unanimously outscored Mikkel Kessler to win the WBA regular super middleweight crown on Saturday in front of more than 18,000 rabid spectators at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich, London. A five-time world champ from Denmark, the 34-year-old Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) managed to trump Froch (31-2, 22 KO) by a unanimous decision in their initial April 2010 bout during the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Conversely, in their rematch, Froch looked fresher, hungrier and busier while bloodying Kessler’s right eye in the third round. “My … Continue reading →

Live Kessler vs. Froch II round by round results

Froch vs. Kessler II Results & Round by Round Coverage: It's a rematch years in the making, dating back to their thrilling encounter in the Super Six Tournament. Now, on Saturday, May 25, it's finally time for Mikkel Kessler vs. Carl Froch II, one of the most eagerly anticipated bouts of the year. Will Froch be able to settle the score? Will Kessler prove the critics...

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Froch vs. Kessler results, photos & video: The Cobra gets his revenge

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TQBR Radio 5/28: Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler II Recap, More

See? Not every post-fight interview has to be filled with hyperbole, stock responses and bull-stuff. It's refreshing to occasionally see two men who just loosened each other's neurons show mutual respect after the fact. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, TQBR's Patrick Connor and Bad Left Hook's James Foley return to recap the Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler...

Expect Carl Froch to knockout Mikkel Kessler within 10 rounds this afternoon

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Should Mikkel Kessler retire or fight Carl Froch in a rubber match?

This past Saturday saw Carl Froch avenge his 2010 defeat at the hands of Mikkel Kessler in what was arguably the most anticipated boxing match of the year so far. Although the scores were similar to the original Kessler vs. Froch results, but in reverse, the points only tell so much of the story. In Herning, the two super middleweight champions engaged in a hard, closely fought match...

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