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Carl Froch v Abraham confirmed as WBC title contest

Carl Froch
Froch's defeat against Kessler in April was the first of his career

Carl Froch's Super Six fight against Arthur Abraham in November has been confirmed as a world title bout.

The Nottingham fighter lost the WBC super-middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler in April but an injury to the Dane means the title is now vacant.

And Froch will get a chance to regain the belt in Helsinki on 27 November, with Kessler set to fight the winner.

Chris Meyer, who is part of Abraham's management company Team Sauerland, said: "We welcome the WBC's decision."

He added: "We are very happy for King Arthur. On 27 November, he will finally be world champion again."

Froch told BBC Radio Nottingham in September that the fight would be a chance for him to win back the title he lost on points to Kessler in April.

Kessler suffered an eye injury, forcing him to pull out of the Super Six tournament and also meaning the WBC title became vacant.

The WBC title had set to be contested by American duo Andre Ward - already the WBA champion - and Andre Dirrell when they meet on the same night as Froch and Abraham.

But after an appeal from Abraham's management company Team Sauerland, it will now be the European fighters who contest it.

The bouts between Froch and Abraham and Ward and Dirrell serve as the semi-finals of the Super Six.



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