Carl Froch to face Mikkel Kessler live on Sky Box Office HD

Last Updated: 07/02/13 4:39pm

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The world title unification contest between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will be shown live on Sky Box Office HD on May 25.

Following their first meeting in April 2010, which Boxing News called "one of the best fights of the modern era," the rematch between the two super-middleweight kings will headline after a strong undercard.

Froch's impressive win over Canadian Lucian Bute in 2012 was considered one of the fights of the year and has set up a return clash with two-weight world champion Kessler.

Victory for Froch would line up the opportunity for a career-defining rematch with the division's No 1 name Andre Ward.

The Dane is unbeaten since 2009 and widely regarded as one of the most dangerous super-middleweights in the world with 46 victories to his name.

"This time the fight will have a different ending, and it's one that the Dane is not going to like."
Froch on Kessler

Speaking about the event, IBF champion Carl Froch said: "Fighting on Sky Box Office puts me up there with the modern British stars like Lennox Lewis, Prince Naseem Hamed, Ricky Hatton and David Haye and viewers are going to get the full ruthless Carl Froch experience.

"This time the fight will have a different ending, and it's one that the Dane is not going to like."

WBA champion Kessler said: "I look forward to fighting on Sky again and this will be an incredible fight.

"Our first meeting was a classic, the best fight ever on Danish soil. I promised Carl a rematch and here I am, ready to come to England and beat him again.

"The Viking Warrior is ready for war and the Cobra is going down."
Kessler

"I love travelling to the UK, I've always been treated very well over there. My mother is English, so there is some British blood inside me. Add to that my Danish fighting spirit, my power and my skills and you know that Froch will be in trouble.

"The Viking Warrior is ready for war and the Cobra is going down."

Sky Sports viewers can follow all the build-up to the event including the documentary series 'Behind The Ropes,' which gives unique access to both boxers' training camps, Countdown specials, the weekly magazine programme Ringside, plus the latest news and analysis from both camps on Sky Sports News HD.

Additional interviews and blogs from our experts - including former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson - plus the Ringside Toe 2 Toe programme will also be available online.

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