Mikkel Kessler hints Carl Froch turned down third fight

Carl Froch of England in action with Mikkel Kessler of Denmark during their Super Middleweight Unification bout at the O2 Arena on May 25, 2013
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Former world champion Mikkel Kessler hints that IBF and WBA holder Carl Froch has turned down an offer to compete in a third encounter between the two fighters.

Mikkel Kessler has hinted that long-term rival Carl Froch has rejected an opportunity to compete in a rubber match between the two later this year.

Froch claimed a points victory over Kessler in May 2013 to unify the IBF and WBA super-middleweight belts, which avenged his earlier loss to the Dane in 2010.

A third bout never materialised as Kessler opted to take a break from the ring, but after he announced his intentions to return to the sport earlier this year, he has indicated that Froch has turned down a recent offer to go head-to-head once again.

In a separate tweet to one of his followers, Kessler said, "Suddenly, none of the "warriors" want to fight", which could be interpreted that he didn't receive a positive response from Froch when a proposal was put forward to the 37-year-old.

Kessler's tweets come after it was reported that he has agreed a deal to face unbeaten American Andre Ward in Denmark in the first week of November.

Carl Froch and George Groves weigh in on May 30, 2014 ahead of their rematch.
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