Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/26/14
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Mikkel Kessler is one of only two men to defeat Carl Froch. If he is going to do it again on Saturday (HBO, 6 p.m. ET), he will need to do it on the Cobra's home turf in front of what is expected to be a raucous crowd at the O2 Arena in London. Their first fight, a unanimous decision win for Kessler, was in his native Denmark. After that victory, he made a promise that he has kept. "I can say that in my first fight I promised Carl that if the fight should ever happen again I'm going to be on his home turf," Kessler explained. "And I'm a man - a man of my word. And of course it's always dangerous too." Kessler isn't kidding. He traveled to Wales in 2007 to face Joe Calzaghe, suffering a unanimous decision loss to the Welshman and his 55,000 fans. Yet, Kessler did find success in 2005 defending the WBA super middleweight title for the first time against Australian Anthony Mundine in front of a Sydney crowd 33,000 strong. Both of the combatants have lost to the fighter nearly unanim...
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