Carl Froch predicts "savage" Mikkel Kessler rematch

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Carl Froch predicts a "savage" rematch with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in May but insists that he has a more clinical, ruthless plan in place to ensure he leaves London victorious.

Carl Froch has declared that he expects his rematch with Mikkel Kessler to surpass their first meeting for sheer brutality.

The super-middleweight stars will square off for the second time at the O2 Arena on Saturday, May 25 in a fight that was announced at a press conference yesterday.

Froch was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision defeat to the 'Viking Warrior' in Denmark three years ago but believes he has what it takes to avenge his first professional loss.

He told reporters: "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.

"There is going to be a bloody aftermath, because neither of us is going to concede any ground in this one. This fight is gigantic in Denmark and Mikkel has the weight the country on his shoulders. Some of the punches I landed [in the first fight] would have sent any lesser fighter's head into the 5th row. But he just kept coming, walking through the pain barrier again and again. So I need to inflict more damage this time. Be clinical, not brutal.

"The rematch will be the same story during the early rounds, but the ending will be written as it should have been, and it's an ending that the Dane's are definitely not going to like. They going to get the full ruthless Carl Froch experience."

Froch and Kessler's rematch will be a unification bout, with the IBF and WBC super-middleweight titles on the line.

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