Carl Froch has done it — he has exacted his revenge against Mikkel Kessler. The British super middleweight successfully avenged the defeat he suffered in April 2010 against Kessler as a part of the Super Six Tournament. With 18,000 spectators in the sold out O2 Arena in London, England, the IBF world champion took home a unanimous decision against the WBA champion from Denmark, unifying the belts in the process. With the win, “The Cobra” from Nottingham registered his 31st career victory, and further asserted his status in the division.
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Kessler slept through the first three rounds a bit, or so it seemed, with Froch showing far greater output and initiative.
But the “Viking Warrior” lived up to his reputation in round 4. Here, it was the Dane who was extremely effective with his left hand, as he began to find a home with a hook, and also continued to work the body of Froch.
Froch retook control of the fight, but Kessler soon put forth a rally of his own. He picked up his work rate while reducing Froch’s wild effectiveness, and displayed great precision and accuracy, and power enough to knockout most other fighters. But Froch isn’t most other fighters, and was able to weather the storm.
Kessler’s best round of the night was the 11th, where he had Froch hurt and then turned up the heat looking to score a late knockout. But it was Froch who closed the show stronger in the 12th.
When all was said and done, Froch out-threw Kessler by a near 2-1 margin. The official judges’ tallies read 115:113, 116:112 and 118:110, all for Froch, who clearly deserved to win the fight.
“I gave it my all today. That was a great slugfest,” said Kessler after the third defeat in 49th professional fight.
“I had to knock him in the eleventh round, then did not have to decide the point list.”
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