FROCH EYES KESSLER in super six

Liverpool Echo14th July, 2009

WBC world champion Carl Froch has promised to be the last man standing at the end of the forthcoming Super Six World Boxing Classic.

The Nottingham super-middleweight will put his world title and unbeaten 25-fight (20 KOs) record on the line in an innovative round-robin event between six of the best boxers in the 12-stone division.

Froch, 32, begins his three-fight campaign, which offers two points for a victory with a bonus point for a knockout or TKO, at the Nottingham Arena in October with a title defence against American Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs).

The four points leaders at the end of the group stage progress to the semi-finals but Froch is already eyeing a final showdown with Denmark's Mikael Kessler, the WBA title-holder, some time in early 2011.

"I'm going to be the last man standing," Froch declared at Madison Square Garden last night.

"I believe I'm the best of the bunch and it's just about going out and proving that."

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