WBC Super-middleweight World Champion Carl Froch ahead of his eagerly anticipated Super Six showdown with former World Champion Mikkel Kessler.
‘The Cobra’, is undefeated in 26 fights with 20 KO’s and is now in Denmark to defend his title against the ‘Viking Warrior’ on Saturday night. Boxing preview video.
British Boxers reported yesterday that former champion Joe Calzaghe maybe thinking of coming out of retirement. After quiting the game at the very top, Calzaghe has found life on the other side of the ropes some what boring, leading to the Welshman to participate in a life style not befitting to his former has a prizefighting champion.
Froch had failed in his attempts to persuade Calzaghe to fight him. The unbeaten Welshman eventually moved up to light-heavyweight and faced American legend’s Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr, before retiring undefeated. Froch later went on to win Calzaghes old vacant super-middleweight title by defeating Jean Pascal in a contender for fight of the year.
“He took the easy option,” Froch sneered. “Calzaghe now says he’s going to give Kessler tips on how to beat me. It’s sad. He’s out the circle and looking in, thinking, ‘I’m not part of this any more.’ It didn’t work out with his girlfriend and he did that dancing show where he offered up his impression of rigor mortise. It was embarrassing. Calzaghe is desperate for good publicity and that’s why he wants some new profile on the back of me. It’s cringe worthy. Even if he wanted to come out of retirement he’s too old and fat now.”
Kessler a common foe for both, when back in November 2007, at the Cardiff Arms Park, Calzaghe successfully defended his title and won Kessler’s crown in the unification fight.
Calzaghe won a clear decision, and ended the Dane’s undefeated record, although a form Kessler pushed Calzaghe all the way.
Kessler lost his last fight in the Super Six to the impressive Californian Andre Ward, and with it his recently won world title, and this believes Froch, will make Kessler a hungry, dangerous proposition to deal with.
“This is his last chance so I’m getting the last burst of the very best Kessler. I’m fighting him in his backyard and most people regard me as the underdog. I relish that. He’ll come hard for five or six rounds and have a real go. I’ll have a go right back. The fight can’t come soon enough for me.”
- Despite Dabbling With Cocaine In Retirement, Joe Calzaghe Won’t Return (bleacherreport.com)
- Carl Froch Vs. Mikkel Kessler: What Each Man Needs to Do To Win (bleacherreport.com)
- Carl Froch faces toughest opponent yet in Mikkel Kessler (telegraph.co.uk)
- Carl Froch hopes title defence will bring him more recognition and a bigger TV deal (telegraph.co.uk)