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Eubank: Revenge gives Froch the edge

ESPN staff
May 13, 2013

Chris Eubank believes Carl Froch's thoughts of revenge will give him the edge against Mikkel Kessler when the super-middleweight champions meet at The O2 on May 25.

IBF champion Froch is determined to avenge his 2010 defeat by Kessler in Denmark, one of just two defeats in his career, and claim his WBA belt in the process.

And former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion Eubank believes the Nottingham native's loss, at the end of a brutal contest in Herning, will have provided added impetus for Froch during his preparations - something he believes Kessler will have missed out on.

"When you fight the same man twice, you guess you know how to beat him," Eubank told Sky Sports News.

"Sometimes you take your foot off the pedal, in terms of training, to get your body to the standard where you know your mind needs it to be able to do the job it knows it has to do.

"I think, from Froch's point of view, he could have the edge because Kessler has done this.

"He may be too relaxed, whereas that fire would have intensified in Froch simply because he hadn't achieved the objective and wants a natural type of revenge."

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