Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/2/14
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f91972369.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d010ccf825c3314f1cbd1c6768550d3f7dd1fbb29f9066f2fe
When you fight Carl Froch, it always appears that he should be easily defeated. He has an unorthodox style, that will lead to him getting hit, the problem is he is normally hitting you more often. In their first fight Froch was his normal busy self, but the fact he was in Kessler’s hometown, Kessler was able to bank some early rounds and landing some pretty heavy counters lead to him pulling out a unanimous victory (I thought Froch won and the stats back it up as he landed and threw more punches than Kessler). You could tell that Froch didn’t want to make the same mistake twice and he set a blistering pace at the beginning of their second fight. He wasn’t very accurate, but he was just swarming Kessler with punches. It allowed Froch to jump out to a big early lead on the scorecards. By the time Kessler warmed up, he needed a knockout for the win and he got close in the 11th round when he rocked Froch and had him a little wobbly. But, Froch has a chin of steel and came back firing his own. In the 12th round Froch didn’t play it safe and went out throwing bombs to not leave any doubt who should get the victory. The scores all were for Froch 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113 (the 118-110 was a little wide, I had it 116-112). If Andre Ward would be smart, he would come over to the UK and get a massive payday, but Ward sounds a bit delusional in thinking that he has a strong fanbase and pleasing fighting style. While he is the consensus 2nd best pound for pound fighter in the world, he simply isn’t an attraction anywhere except Oakland. There is no reason for Froch who lost convincingly to Ward to go to the US and fight him. He can make more money fighting Kessler again or waiting for someone like Bernard Hopkins who has been interested. Overall a very entertaining fight, from two great champions. If they fought again, I would imagine it would be another 12 action pack rounds and that is all you can ask for if you are a boxing fan.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

'Statcast' to debut Tuesday on MLB Network

Kyrie Irving on playoffs: 'It’s the greatest feeling in the world'

Prostitutes told police Warren Sapp tackled them

A.J. Green on contract status: I'm not hurting for money

Mike Budenholzer named 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Josh Hamilton could rejoin Angels in June

Nate Solder reveals he was diagnosed with testicular cancer

RG3 on Patriots: 'They operate like a high school football team'

AUDIO: Reds skipper Bryan Price drops 77 f-bombs in rant

Monty Williams: Warriors home crowd noise 'out of hand'

LT thinks Philip Rivers won’t play for Chargers in 2015

Adrian Peterson's agent creates buzz by wearing Bucs hat

Viking attends 10 year-old girl's party after invitees decline

The win-now move of promoting Addison Russell

WWE takes a shot at Tim Tebow signing with Eagles

A-Rod exceeding expectations, eluding karmic justice

Lindsey Vonn: Tiger is an amazing dad, has great kids

Blazers post 'we don't lose to Spanish players' in locker room

The Lakers' free agency myth

The Milwaukee Brewers' untimely collapse

Cubs will reportedly call up prospect Addison Russell

Brewers' Scooter Gennett shares photo of nasty shower injury

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Prostitutes to police: Sapp tackled us

The win-now move of promoting Russell

Lindsey Vonn: Tiger is an amazing dad, has great kids

Blazers post 'we don't lose to Spanish players' in locker room

The Lakers' free agency myth

Mayweather: I'm better than Ali

WATCH: Sapp talks prostitute arrest

Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz

Wayne Taylor Racing No. 10 car wins at Long Beach

Pat Riley takes shot at LeBron?

Philly welcomes Tim Tebow with 'tebowing' pretzel

Stop the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady debate

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.