Mikkel Kessler: "I am ready for war"

Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler in a press conference for his fight against Carl Froch on February 4, 2013
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Mikkel Kessler reveals that he plans to give his loyal Danish fans a night to remember by beating Carl Froch in a hotly-anticipated rematch at the 02 Arena on May 25.

Mikkel Kessler has insisted that he feels stronger than ever and ready to take out Carl Froch once and for all at the O2 Arena on Saturday, May 25.

The 'Viking Warrior' comes up against the 'Cobra' for the second time in a super-middleweight unification clash that was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon.

Kessler edged a contentious decision between the pair in April 2010 after a brutal fight and has revealed that he was desperate to face Froch again in order to put his superiority beyond doubt.

He told reporters: "I have the utmost of respect for Carl, I feel we are very much alike. He is a great champion, a true warrior that has fought the best opponents all over the world in some of the most hostile places, just like me.

"Our first fight, especially the last round, showed what we are all about. Since April 2010, I have become even stronger. I am fresh, I am healthy and I am ready to defeat him once again. I don´t care where we fight, I said anytime, anywhere!

"My loyal viking fans will travel with me wherever this fight will be staged. I plan to make them, as well as everybody else in Denmark, very proud once again. I am ready for war."

The 33-year-old has only lost twice in 48 professional bouts.

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