Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has apologised for saying he would 'kill' Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight fight this weekend.
It is reported that he told members of the press: "On Saturday night, if I have to, I will kill [him]. It sounds brutal, it sounds horrible, but this is what it means to me.
The British Boxing secretary Robert Smith told Telegraph Sport the British Boxing Board of Control will look into the matter after the bout.
"It's unfortunate and inappropriate that he's said this".
"You might bear in mind the stage, the biggest fight of his life and he's hellbent on revenge but he knows these things are wrong to say for a boxer."
Carl Froch took to Twitter today to say sorry:
"I'm sorry if my comments yesterday offended anyone. This fight means so much to me & emotions are running high. See you at the weigh in."
Carl Froch secured his legacy as one of British boxing's modern greats with a unanimous decision win over Mikkel Kessler in London.
Nottingham's IBF world super-middleweight champion Carl Froch is favourite to avenge his first professional defeat against Mikkel Kessler.
Mikkel Kessler says he is "more than ready" for his rematch with Nottingham's IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch on Saturday.