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Froch to face Abraham on November 27 in Helsinki

ESPN staff
September 24, 2010

Carl Froch's long-awaited Super Six clash with Arthur Abraham has been rescheduled for November 27 and will take place in Helsinki.

Froch was forced to postpone the original bout with Abraham - which was pencilled in for October 2 - because of a back injury.

But now he has wasted no time in rescheduling the clash as he bids to repair his reputation, which was bruised when he surrendered his WBC super-middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler in his last battle.

After he lost that fight on points, an aggrieved Froch felt he had been the victim of a home decision in Kessler's backyard of Herning - leading Abraham to taunt the Brit by insisting he was still haunted the defeat. "It is all mental with him," he said in the Daily Mirror. "The Kessler fight is still in the head of Froch."

Froch was initially eager for the Abraham fight to take place in Britain - insisting he would only enter the ring on home soil - but the pugilists have now reached a compromise by holding the clash in the neutral territory of Finland.

The rescheduled bout is a welcome boost for the Super Six tournament, which has been rocked by a series of withdrawals. Most recently, Kessler was forced to pull out after announcing that he is to rest for a few months in order to allow an eye injury to heal.

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