Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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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 that saw Kessler's technique give him just enough of an edge to carry more rounds. By contrast, this weekend's London rematch saw Froch carry the rounds he won in a clear, decisive fashion. He waded through hard shots that would have sent any other man, perhaps even Andre Ward, wobbling, asserted his will, and made Kessler struggle hard just to contest the notion that Froch was the man. It was a spirited, competitive engagement throughout, but Froch walked away with a much cleaner win in the rematch than Kessler won in the original installment. Before the fight, the Viking Warrior ruminated that were he...
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