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Mikkel Kessler: 'I'm more than ready for Carl Froch'

Carl Froch (left) exchanges words with Mikkel Kessler during a press conference at the O2 Arena, London. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Mikkel Kessler says he is "more than ready" for his rematch with Nottingham's IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch in London on Saturday.

I've prepared for this fight for a few months now and I feel good, my body is good, no injuries that's the most important thing in this sport. I'm ready to fight Carl, I feel I'm better than ever before.

– Mikkel Kessler

The 33 year-old Dane has been preparing for the fight by sparring with WBO light-heavyweight champion, Welshman Nathan Cleverly, and England's George Groves; something Froch is reportedly unhappy about.

Froch has been seeking a rematch with Kessler since he lost for the first time in his professional career when the two met in Denmark in 2010 and believes he has the upper hand in the fight.

He's got to pack his bags and fly over to England. He's got to fight me, I'm not in my back yard but I'm in England and hopefully 95% of the crowd will be behind me.

– Carl Froch

Steve Clamp speaks to Mikkel Kessler ahead of the fight:

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