MASHANTUCKET, CT - APRIL 25:  Carl Froch lands...
Carl Froch vs Jermaine Taylor
Carl Froch will take some time out in the coming weeks to rest and allow his cuts to heal and then it is straight back in the gym, for the next phase of the Super Six tournament and the Nottingham man’s career.

Froch’s next fight will be against Germany’s tough Arthur Abraham, but Frochs hopes of staging the fight in his home town, look’s likely to hit a snag, with Abraham’s management wanting the fight in Germany.

The fight had been pencilled in for August 14, with Nottingham being Froch’s desired destination.

Froch needs to beat tournament leader Abraham, possibly needing a stoppage win to earn a vital bonus point, to guarantee he reaches the final stages of the tournament after losing his WBC title to Mikkel Kessler in Denmark on Saturday night.

Although Saturday nights fight was a close affair, the judges didn’t see it that way and had Kessler winning by wide margins of 115-113, 116-112, while Roger Tilleman, from Belgium, gave it to Kessler by six rounds.

Froch was dismaid by the wide verdict, and claimed that if the fight was in England, the result would have gone his way.
“I feel terrible that I lost my title, absolutely gutted. I worked so hard to get it,” said Froch.

“I thought it could have gone either way. No excuses. I genuinely thought I had done enough.

“I’m still in the tournament and will still get the chance to win the belt back. I’ve got to beat Arthur Abraham in my next fight to get to the semi-finals.”

Froch added: “My girlfriend is pregnant so I’m going to go home to celebrate that.”

Kessler, who needed stitches in a bad cut above the eye, faces new boy Allan Green.

“No more modeling,” joked Kessler. “I have to be careful with the cuts. I have to move my head more.

“But this was my night. After the Ward fight I had a lot of people say I was finished. It is nice to get my belt back and show them.”

Kessler said he studied Froch’s fights and realised he wasn’t good going backwards.

“I hurt him with a straight right hand in the eighth and I saw it turn,” he said. “Then he fought my fight instead of his.”

Froch’s hopes of an home town fight against Abraham took another twist when according to an inside source for Sauerland Events, who say’s there has been a misunderstanding from Froch’s team. 
“They have misunderstood. The only agreement was that the next fight would take place in Europe. The situation is this, the fight will go to where the money is. Carl may think he is calling the shots but he isn’t.”

Super Six Table

1. Arthur Abraham – 3 points – Record: 1 (1) – 1; 1 win via knockout; 1 loss via DQ
2. Andre Ward – 2 points – Record: 1 – 0; 1 win via technical decision
3. Andre Dirrell – 2 points – Record: 1 – 1; 1 win via DQ, 1 loss via decision
4. Mikkel Kessler – 2 points – Record: – 1 – 1; 1 win via decision; 1 loss via technical decision
5. Carl Froch – 2 points – Record: 1 – 1 ; 1 win via decision; 1 loss via decision
6. Allan Green – 0 points – Record: 0 – 0 ; Replaced Jermain Taylor

* No Longer in the Tournament Jermain Taylor – 0 points – 1 loss via knockout

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