|Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler Super Six World Boxing Classic Weights / Photos - Herning, Denmark
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (April 23, 2010) Photos © Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Photo 1 - WBC Super Middleweight champ Carl Froch (right) weighed in at 167 ¼ pounds (75.9 kg) and former middleweight champ Mikkel Kessler measured 167 pounds (75.8 kg) during Friday’s weigh-in in Herning, Denmark.
Photo 2 - The two 168-pounders will collide in a Group Stage 2 showdown of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
The showdown is on Saturday, April 24 on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m., ET/PT, same-day coverage) from MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark.
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A packed crowd of Froch and Kessler supporters filled a conference room at the MCH Herning, the site of tomorrow’s crucial Group Stage 2 bout.
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Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs), who has never lost a fight in his native Denmark , needs a victory over Froch (26-0, 20 KOs ) to get on the board in the cumulative points-based tournament.
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Kessler, who is hoping to earn back the WBC belt he lost to Joe Calzaghe in 2007, is coming off of a Group Stage 1 upset loss to 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward in which he lost the WBA 168-pound title.
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Froch, who defeated American Andre Dirrell in Group Stage 1, can take the points lead in the tournament with a win over his European rival.
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Froch, of Nottingham , England , may be fighting in enemy territory on Saturday night, but he brought a legion of fans with him including his model-girlfriend Rachael Cordingley.
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The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic is a ground-breaking, six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports featuring the class of the super middleweight (168-pound) division.
The field is comprised of world renowned fighters
competing in a points-based round-robin tournament
for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.
© Tom Casino / SHOWTIME.
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