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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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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