After getting dismantled by Andre Ward in November 2009, Mikkel Kessler came back in April 2010 and fought to a close decision victory over Carl Froch. The fight was quite competitive and, more importantly, it was extremely entertaining. Back and forth action with Kessler walking away with a unanimous decision that was disputed by Carl Froch.
However, it is Kessler's camp that is asking for a rematch if Froch can get past Ward. Now this is a huge if, but Kessler's promoter Kalle Sauerland is prepared to put his money where his mouth is according to Nick Parkinson of the Daily Star.
"I will be supporting Carl as the European boxer and having momentarily buried my hatchet with him. I believe that Kessler-Froch part one was a classic and that a second or even a third part would be justified. It would generate a massive amount of money and interest and would be a great advertisement for boxing. We would love that fight at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen and we will make the biggest offer ever to a super-middleweight boxer to make that fight."According to the aforementioned article, the offer to Carl Froch would be at least £5 million. It would be very hard for Froch to ignore this option even with a fight with Bute looming. Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with Froch trying to take care of some unfinished business before moving on to Bute. Froch felt like he was robbed because the fight was in Denmark and wouldn't mind having a rematch back in England. Looking past the finals, Froch said the following about potential fights.
"After this I want Bute because it’s the other world title. To fight Kessler means something too, especially as I don’t believe he beat me. To put that right would be appealing but I would want the fight in England. It would be nice to get a fight back at Nottingham too. My promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping that something could happen there in April."
As a huge Ward fan, I love to see stories like this one. Froch could be seen as looking past Ward, which makes for great bulletin board material. Froch is going to be in for an extremely tough and mentally draining fight against Ward, he should be focusing on that one. Commenting on this offer just shows me that Froch might be dreaming a bit and isn't completely focused on the next fight.