• Super-middleweight

Froch: If I have to, I'll kill 'f****r' Kessler

ESPN staff
May 23, 2013

Carl Froch is determined to defeat Mikkel Kessler in their super-middleweight unification rematch at London's O2 Arena on Saturday, saying he will "kill" his opponent if he has to.

IBF champion Froch lost to the Dane by unanimous decision when the pair last met in their April 2010 classic, and admits that he is driven to inflict revenge on the current WBA titlist in South East London.

"On Saturday night, if I have to, I will kill this f****r," Froch told the Guardian. "Sorry about the language, but I will kill him.

"It sounds brutal, it sounds horrible, but that is what this means to me. I am going to leave it in the ring. And when I am smashing his face in, I am going to go for the kill. I am going to go for the finish."

Despite 'Viking Warrior' Kessler believing Froch will be left disappointed on the canvas, 'The Cobra' insists he will do everything he can to ensure victory and finish the 34-year-old's career.

"I want to do him some damage," Froch said. "That's how I feel inside. If I have to nut him, I will. I have never really felt like this before.

"I have wanted to win before, but I don't know what it is. There is something about this guy that winds me up. It is anger and I have got to channel it. I am in there not just to win this fight but to put him out of the game.

"I am sick of him, I am sick of the fact that he has beaten me and I want to put the record straight and if that means I have to do him some serious damage, then I will do. So when I get in that ring on Saturday and look across at him and his promoter, I can tell you I am already in the mood."

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