Froch: Now it's time to dance with Kessler
ENGLAND (March 3rd, 2010)–- Unbeaten WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl “the Cobra” Froch gave us a glimpse of his snake-hips last Saturday night, all in the aid of Sport Relief, but now turns his steely eye to Mikkel Kessler in Herning, Denmark. April 24th is now set in stone and the MCH Messecenter is the Danish venue for the next round of the Super Six tournament, where Froch defends his WBC title against the Danish boxing super star.
Article posted on 03.03.2010
“The Sport Relief dance routine was a great laugh, me and the rest of the guys really enjoyed ourselves and I hope to think we raised at least a tenner for the charity!” joked the unbeaten WBC Champion.
“We practiced for about 2 days, counting the steps... 8, 9, 10, 11, fold newspaper, 12 step out” said Froch..
“But poor Johnny Nelson stepped out ahead of the rest of us, next thing Duke lost his mind and we were all over the place but we managed to pull it off with a smile. We were all a bit nervous as we waited for our music to start but once we got through the first 10 seconds we just breezed it and we certainly had a good chuckle afterwards once it was all over. They’re all good guys - It was great working with them and whilst on one hand it’s a shame we didn’t get through, on the other hand it will allow me to focus fully on the fight with Kessler on the 24th April which is now less than 10 weeks away”.
Froch is currently training up in Sheffield under the watchful eye of his trainer, Robert McCracken, who is also working with the Olympic team ahead of the 2012 Olympics in London.
“Training with the younger lads is really giving me an incentive. I’m giving away over a decade in some instances in age and I’m competitive by nature anyway, so no matter how hard they train or how fast they run, the cobra will always try to be one step ahead!” Smiled Froch.
“Physically I’m in great condition, give or take a pound I’m already there at the weight” said Froch.
“I’m punching very hard, even by my own standards; I suppose I can thank Dirrell for that. The fight with him was tricky and demanding, but put absolutely no wear or tear on me physically. After the Pascal fight I was stiff as a plank in the morning. To give that level of effort and trading bombs too, well it takes its toll on you. But the morning after Dirrell I had some breakfast, had a shower and nipped out like it was any other day, the fight had no impact on me at all.
If I was trying to raid a champion’s title, even in defeat I could guarantee you the next day they would know they’d been in a fight.”
Around 2,000 dedicated seats have been put aside for the Froch vs. Kessler fight in anticipation of the British army of fight fans planning to fly over. With many of them selling fast urging, the co-promoter Mick Hennessy to advise fans to book now.
“Several boxing minded tour-operators have various packages to suit all budgets and there are plenty of hotels to accommodate the travelling fans. The flights are very affordable from Stansted and Manchester to that part of Denmark” said Hennessy.
“It promises to be an absolute cracker of fight and one I’m confident Froch will win in emphatic style. Kessler is massive star in Denmark and for all the right reasons. He is an accomplished fighter and true gentleman. Even Carl’s mum likes him. There has been no trash talk for this fight between either man only mutual respect. But when that bell rings on the 24th we could witness one of the best fights of recent times. I’d urge any boxing fan in this country to get out there to witness this event live.”
Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler will commence at approximately 9 – 9.15pm GMT and will be broadcast live on Primetime (sky channel 480).
Tickets for the WBC & Super Six Group Stage 2 fight between two great warriors in Froch and Kessler are on sale in the UK via Ticketline.co.uk, for tickets call the box office on 0844 888 4402 or these can be purchased via www.ticketline.co.uk or www.hennessysports.com.
Alternatively UK Boxing fans can purchase tickets from the BILLETnet.dk website at www.billetnet.dk or by calling the box office on +45 7033 1333.
For further information on this great night of boxing please visit the following websites:
MCH Messecenter, Herning. http://www.mch.dk/
Hennessy Sports www.hennessysports.com/frochvkessler.htm
Sauerland Events www.boxen.com
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Viewers must register before the event via the website www.primetimelive.co.uk or sales line 0871 200 4444 and press select on 480 when they want to watch. For further information, interviews and images please contact: Claire Wigington – Claire.Wigington@portlandtv.co.uk 020 7308 5271
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