Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/30/12
In the wake of Carl Froch's smashing knockout victory over former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, all indicators are pointing to Froch's next outing as a rematch with the Viking Warrior, Mikkel Kessler. Although Froch has signed a contract that guarantees Lucian Bute a return engagement, it remains doubtful and unclear if Bute will choose to exercise his rematch rights. Credit: Tom Casino/Showtime Furthermore, Froch has pointed out that IBF rules prohibit Bute from an immediate rematch for the IBF title after a knockout defeat. Ergo, Bute will need to fight an interim bout before he can challenge for the IBF's red belt, or Froch would need to vacate the belt, or the IBF would need to issue an exemption of some kind. The first option leaves Froch with an open dance schedule for the rest of the year, the second simply isn't going to happen, while the third is plausible, but unnecessary as of yet. For his part, Mikkel Kessler is not only saying he would be happy
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