Mikkel Kessler wants to fight Carl Froch for a third time - in London or Copenhagen

Last Updated: 05/09/13 6:30pm

Mikkel Kessler wants a third showdown with Carl Froch.

The Dane admits that a decider is the one fight he craves, just over three months since he was out-pointed by the Cobra at the O2 Arena.

That defeat left the record all square at 1-1 between the two super-middleweight stars and Kessler says it would be impossible to turn down a third bout.

"I think we have to do it in London or in Copenhagen. We know Froch; Froch and Kessler III would sell!"

Mikkel Kessler

"I would do a third one," he told Ringside - Froch-Kessler Special.

"But now I have to be honest; I have to take a vacation and think about things. But you always have to I think and it's intelligent to be a little more wiser!

"Some other fighters take one or two fights too many. I have been fighting for so many years, and if I take a lot of beatings in my career it's not good for my health - and that's number one.

"Now I've got to be a father and so I better think about the future. But still... Froch III? That could happen!"


Both fighters said immediately after their second fight that a third would not be out of the question.

Froch, though, has agreed to defend his IBF and WBA world titles against fellow Brit George Groves.

It means any third showdown between the pair will have to wait until 2014 but the Dane admits that even a rematch with Andre Ward is not as exciting as a decider and is even ready to return to the scene of his defeat.

"I would go back to London," he said.

"I don't care. Maybe not a neutral place because people wouldn't recognise us or know about boxing - and people would have to travel. So I think we have to do it in London or in Copenhagen.

"We know Froch and Kessler III would sell."