Boxing: Froch vs. Kessler 2 preview, discussion, live fight coverage May 25

John Gichigi

This Saturday May 25, HBO World Championship Boxing presents a big rematch as Carl Froch takes on Mikkel Kessler, live from London, England. Bloody Elbow has full fight coverage of HBO Boxing Froch vs. Kessler II, including preview, fight time, fight card, and more.

Saturday May 25, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler II, live on HBO. HBO World Championship Boxing: Froch vs. Kessler 2 airs this Saturday, May 25 live on HBO. As the fight takes places in London, it has a fight time of 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT, and will air on HBO live at that time. HBO will also show a replay that evening at 10:00 p.m. ET. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, for the live bout at 6, plus spoiler-free discussion for those of you watching at 10.

On April 24, 2010, these two first met inside a boxing ring. Froch was, at the time, undefeated, while Kessler was coming in off a loss to Andre Ward. That meeting resulted in a great battle, a clash that saw both men fight at the height of their abilities in a back and forth war. When the dust settled, it was Kessler walking away with a unanimous decision victory. The fight was too close to call the decision a robbery, though some of the scorecards seemed a bit Kessler-heavy - a fact that was compounded by the fight taking place in Kessler's homeland of Denmark. Now, they fight again, only this time, it's in front of Froch's hometown fans in England.

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Since that first fight, the two men have seen their careers go in different directions. Froch has gone 4-1, with his lone loss coming against pound for pound great Andre Ward. He's also seen his star consistently on the rise. Meanwhile, Kessler found himself unable to capitalize on his win over Froch, as he sat out over a year due to an eye injury. He's fought only 3 times since that first fight, and while all 3 have been KO wins, none have come against a true contender.

So signs point to a Froch win then, right? Not so fast. These two men know each other well, and they are both coming in with something to prove. For Kessler, it's about justifying the first win and showing that he is still a contender. For Froch, it's to show that he truly is the better man and that he is ready for even bigger things.

Of course, only one man can make those dreams come true. Saturday, we'll find out which one it is.

Join us here at Bloody Elbow for HBO World Championship Boxing Froch vs. Kessler II results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday May 25.


Carl Froch (30-2; 22 KOs) vs.
Mikkel Kessler (46-2; 35 KOs)


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