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Carl Froch wants world title fight in Danish capital

Carl Froch
'The Cobra' defended his WBC title against Jermain Taylor last April

World champion Carl Froch is battling to stage the next defence of his title in Copenhagen, rather than the smaller Danish city of Herning.

Nottingham fighter Froch is due to defend his WBC super-middleweight title against Mikkel Kessler on 17 April.

The final venue is yet to be confirmed, but Froch is keen to fight Denmark's Kessler actually in the Danish capital.

"That's where it needs to be," Froch told BBC Nottingham. "I'm battling the politics behind closed doors."

Herning is 150 miles away to the east of Copenhagen. And Froch admits: "For the Danes it's easy to get to, but for the Brits and for the Cobra fans it's going to be really difficult, so they'll probably stay and watch it at home."


Froch retained his world title against Andre Dirrell at the Nottingham Arena in October 2009, his first fight in the new "Super Six" tournament.

But Kessler was beaten by Andre Ward the following month after a unanimous technical decision in California, and therefore lost his WBA belt.

It would not be the first time that Froch defends his title outside of the UK.

He went to the United States to beat Jermain Taylor in a dramatic final round knock-out in Connecticut in April 2009.


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