Froch and Kessler will look to cement legacies
CARL Froch v Mikkel Kessler II looks set to go ahead at the O2 in London, on May 25.
Last week, the duo finally agreed to a rematch following their epic fight in 2010.
"Kessler could be bringing over at least 5,000 fans," said promoter Eddie Hearn.
"We are already working on a quality undercard and it is going to be a great night of boxing.
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"It reminds me of Eubank v Benn, a 50/50 fight between two warriors in the super-middleweight division. It could go either way."
The IBF have granted Froch an exemption for this unification fight and the winner will have to defend the belts against Adonis Stevenson later this year.
"We want to go into that fight with two belts," said Hearn. "If we don't, it's not the end of the world. Belts are nice but Froch v Kessler II means more than belts."
Kessler's promoter Kalle Sauerland says this is a career-defining fight for the Dane.
"This is a fight that will cement their legacy," he said. "It's a huge, huge fight. When it comes to the Hall of Fame, these are the sort of fights they look back on. It's a great advert for boxing."
Kessler is hugely popular in his home country and brought an army of fans over for his points loss to Joe Calzaghe.
"There were 5,000 there for the Calzaghe fight, and that was in Cardiff. So if it is in London then it's going to be even more," added Sauerland.
Kessler's career has been disrupted by injuries in recent years, but Sauerland insists he will be in peak condition when he faces Froch again.
"The injury problems haven't changed the way he fights," he said.
"He's one of these super fit guys. He finished Allan Green with a left hook to the chin and he finished Brian Magee with a right cross to the body. So he's a guy who can throw every punch.
"He's motivated. He wants to put another one over Carl and we're confident that's going to happen."