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Froch to weigh-in ahead of momentous fight against Kessler

Local fans watch on in Nottingham city centre as Froch takes part in public training. Credit: PA

Nottingham boxer, Carl Froch, will today weigh-in ahead of his highly anticipated fight against Mikkel Kessler.

The fight, which has been considered to be the 'biggest in a decade', will take place tomorrow night at the O2 Arena in London.

Carl Froch apologised yesterday to Danish-born Kessler, for threatening to 'kill him in the ring' at a press conference.

Froch bout: 'biggest fight in Britain in a decade'

Eddie Hearn speaks during a press conference at the O2 Arena, London. Credit: PA

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has labelled Saturday's super-middleweight world title fight between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler as 'the biggest fight in Britain this decade'.

The hugely-anticipated showdown is a rematch of the pair's 2010 meeting in Denmark when Kessler won a unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

"It's by far the biggest fight I've been involved in," said Eddie Hearn.

"It's a fight between two huge names who are ready to go to war on Saturday in what will be the biggest fight this decade in Britain."

Carl Froch apologises for threatening to 'kill' Kessler

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has apologised for saying he would 'kill' Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight fight this weekend.

Froch says sorry for tough talk Credit: PA

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.

He said:

"It's unfortunate and inappropriate that he's said this".

Head to head Credit: PA

"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."


Froch to enter the ring first against Kessler

Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler poses during a press conference at the O2 Arena, London. Credit: PA

A coin was tossed during the Froch v Kessler presser to see who would walk into the arena first due to then both being champions. Kessler won the toss and chose to walk in second.

This pleased Froch, who said he would have chosen first – a decision he made against Lucien Bute who he later went on to beat.

He also said that walking in first would be harder for Kessler who would hear the roar of the home crowd in the 18,000 packed arena.

Preparation almost over for Froch ahead of Saturday's title fight

Froch (left) and Kessler (right) will fight this Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Credit: PA

Boxer Carl Froch will go before the cameras for one last time today before his title fight on Saturday.

Nottingham's Carl Froch will be defending his IBF Middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler at the O2 arena in London.

Carl Froch told ITV News Central's Steve Clamp that he is confident in bringing his belt back to the Midlands.

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