Carl Froch and Jermain Taylor put on a hell of a show in Connecticut last night on Showtime, and both sound willing to do a rematch.
Afterward, Froch called out retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Joe Calzaghe — even though the Pride of Wales has expressed no interest in returning to the ring. Froch also offered to give Taylor a rematch.
"Does Jermain Taylor deserve a rematch?" Froch said. "Absolutely he does."
"Yeah," Taylor added, "I'd like a rematch."
"My hat's off to Carl Froch," Taylor said. "He came over here and stuck it out for 12 rounds."
It wouldn't at all surprise me to see them do it again, and Froch seems totally willing to keep on fighting in America, not content to stay in his backyard. It wouldn't surprise me, though, if he'd want to do a Taylor rematch in Nottingham, and he earned that right. Jermain should have to go to Froch if that's the way Carl wants it -- no question.
I'd fully support a rematch, though it would also be interesting to see Froch take on Sakio Bika, a powerful and still-hungry fighter that's itching for a title shot. But Froch-Taylor II is worthy, unlike some rematches (hello, Dawson-Tarver II). Taylor won most of that fight and Froch outgutted and outpunched him at the end of it. He earned his win, and Taylor fought well enough that he deserves another crack at the title, I think.
We'll see how it all shakes out, but this was one to remember.