Boxing - Froch apologises for saying he will 'kill' Kessler

Carl Froch has said sorry for claiming he was prepared to 'kill' Mikkel Kessler in their blockbuster rematch in London.

Boxing - Froch apologises for saying he will 'kill' Kessler

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Froch's War Cry

The pair step on the scales on Friday at the London Piazza area of the stunning venue.

IBF champion Froch took to Twitter Thursday to apologise about comments made to the media, in which he said he'd 'kill' and 'nut' Mikkel Kessler if he had to.

Froch posted: “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's promoter Eddie Hearn said: "When you have trained for 13 weeks, three times a day, and you have sacrificed time away from your family, and even missed the first few days of your child's life, It's a lot of sacrifices.

"I think they were taken a little bit out of context, but he definitely shouldn't have said them.

"Overnight, a switch has just gone with Carl Froch. He's ready. He's not the nicest person to be around at the moment."

Speaking about any possible disciplinary action by the BBBoC, Hearn said: "Carl's got a great track record. He's a model pro. Everyone makes mistakes.  I'm sure Robert Smith, being an ex-fighter himself, knows the pressures of fight week, especially at an event this big - so no big deal."

Kessler won the coin toss and will walk to the ring second for the fight, but Froch prefers it this way. He said: 

“I’m glad Kessler will walk first. I can get into the Arena, soak up the atmosphere from the biggest crowd either of us has performed in front of and he’ll be back stage listening to the Froch Army in full voice.

"I wouldn’t want to have to walk into that with my opponent standing there, soaking it up and feeling ten feet tall and invincible.”

Former super-middleweight boss Joe Calzaghe, one of only two men to beat Kessler, expects a Froch victory.

He said: “The guy who wants revenge has always got that little bit extra to try and prove themselves.”

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