26 May 2013

Froch beats Kessler

1:49 pm on 26 May 2013

The English boxer Carl Froch has retained his IBF super-middleweight crown and gained sweet revenge on Dane Mikkel Kessler with a unanimous points decision at London's O2 Arena.

The 35-year-old Froch avenged a 2010 points defeat to Kessler.

Froch added Kessler's WBA belt to his IBF title to improve his career record to 31 wins and two defeats.

The other blemish on Froch's record was a points loss to Andre Ward in December 2011 and a rematch with the American is now one possibility for the Briton's next fight.

For 34-year-old Kessler, a third career defeat in 48 fights may tempt him to retire after making his professional debut 15 years ago.