Boxer Nathan Cleverly remains hopeful that Carl Froch's fight with Mikkel Kessler tonight can be the springboard to an all-British light-heavyweight showdown.
Froch will put his IBF super-middleweight belt on the line in tonight's rematch with WBA title-holder Kessler, who beat him by unanimous decision after a memorable battle in Kessler's native Denmark.
Should Froch win and decide to step up a weight division, WBO champion Cleverly would await as a potential opponent.
"He's just said he's happy staying at his weight and that he's not big enough to move up. That's his choice but obviously it'd be a great fight if it ever was to materialise." - NATHAN CLEVERLY
Cleverly has inside information on the build-up to tonight's fight, having travelled to Scandinavia to spar with 34-year-old Kessler, and he expects another hard-fought encounter.
"I've got quite a strong idea, I've been out in Denmark sparring with Mikkel Kessler, helping his preparation. It was a great experience, we had some good sparring." - NATHAN CLEVERLY
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.