This afternoon in London, the opening press conference was held for the upcoming Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler rematch, which will be held on May 25th at the O2 Arena. Right here, you can check out a collection of photos and quotes from the event, as the build-up for this highly anticipated rematch gets underway.
Kalle Sauerland: “It is not often in boxing that after great fights there is a second one and, you never know, potentially a third one. But this is all about both guys cementing their legacies. This is huge. Just look at the first fight. Now that they know each other, it will be even more brutal.”
Carl Froch: “They described our first fight as ‘brutal’ and if I was to forecast one word that will probably describe our rematch, then it will likely be ‘savage’. Kessler took away everything from me three years ago. But I came back with epic battles. This is a chance to set my record straight and secure my legacy. I still think about the loss. It’s still hurtful.”
Mikkel KessIer: “I am ready for this fight, just as Carl is. It was a hard fight in Denmark. I want him to admit that I won the fight because that is what I did, win that fight. I told him I never got the rematch against Calzaghe, so I will give you the rematch one day… so now we are here and it is on! I am ready for a big, big war!”
“The arena looks great! This will be an excellent place to fight.”
Apparently 10,000 tickets have already been sold for Froch vs. Kessler II. So this should be an epic fight in front of a fantastic atmosphere.
Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for more updates on the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler rematch.