Carl Froch 167.25 vs Mikkel Kessler 167
(WBC super middleweight championship)
Venue: MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: SHOWTIME (9PM ET/PT same-day coverage)
WBC Super Middleweight champ Carl Froch (right) weighed in at 167 ¼ pounds (75.9 kg) and former middleweight champ Mikkel Kessler measured 167 pounds (75.8 kg) during Friday’s weigh-in in Herning, Denmark. The two 168-pounders will collide in a Group Stage 2 showdown of the Super Six World Boxing Classic on Saturday, April 24 on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m., ET/PT, same-day coverage) from MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark.
A packed crowd of Froch and Kessler supporters filled a conference room at the MCH Herning, the site of tomorrow’s crucial Group Stage 2 bout.
Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs), who has never lost a fight in his native Denmark, needs a victory over Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) to get on the board in the cumulative points-based tournament. Kessler, who is hoping to earn back the WBC belt he lost to Joe Calzaghe in 2007, is coming off of a Group Stage 1 upset loss to 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward in which he lost the WBA 168-pound title.
Froch, who defeated American Andre Dirrell in Group Stage 1, can take the points lead in the tournament with a win over his European rival. Froch, of Nottingham, England, may be fighting in enemy territory on Saturday night, but he brought a legion of fans with him including his model-girlfriend Rachael Cordingley.
The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic is a ground-breaking, six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports featuring the class of the super middleweight (168-pound) division. The field is comprised of world renowned fighters competing in a points-based round-robin tournament for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.
Click here to view the SHOWTIME Sports® video update from Herning, Denmark, where WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch prepares to take on hometown hero Mikkel Kessler in group stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, Saturday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (same day coverage) on SHOWTIME®.