Carl Froch super middleweight rematch agreed

Froch first fought Kessler in 2010 Credit: PA Pictures

Nottingham's Carl Froch has been given the chance to revenge his first ever professional defeat against Denmark's Mikkel Kessler.

The super middleweight rematch is described by Matchroom Sport and Sauerland Promotion as 'the fight of the year in boxing'.

Speaking about the fight Froch, the IBF super middleweight champion, said:

"First and foremost, I'm really pleased the fight has finally been arranged."

"Our first fight was pure warfare. We went at each other for every minute of every round and the rematch promises to be even more fiercely contested."

"I seriously wish I was ringside myself for this fight, because I'm gunning for revenge at all costs and the fight fans are in for a real treat."

Mikkel Kessler said:

“I promised Carl we would meet again and here we are, getting ready to leave it all in the ring for a second time. I have the utmost of respect for Carl."

"I feel we are very much alike. He is a great champion, a true warrior that has fought the best opponents all over the world in some of the most hostile places, just like me."

The details of when the fight will take place are expected soon.