BOXING BETTING: Live on Primetime: Sat 21.15: Carl Froch travels to Denmark to face Mikkel Kessler for the WBC super-middleweight title, but there could be an injury concern.
Despite being unbeaten across his 26 fights, Carl Froch is a 5/4 outsider with Paddy Power ahead of his latest Super Six contest against Mikkel Kessler in Denmark. The Dane’s home advantage means he is odds-on at 8/11 (Ladbrokes) to capture the Cobra’s WBC super-middleweight title but Kessler lost to a technical decision against Andre Ward last time out and the confident Nottingham fighter might have the psychological edge.
Froch therefore appeals at a massive 9/2 with bet365 to outpoint his opponent in a fight that Betfred price at 4/7 to last more than 9.5 rounds, although he’ll have to be well ahead to get the decision away from home.
One piece of bad news for Froch is that he has admitted he is carrying an injury into the fight but has since played down the situation by claiming he regularly fights with injuries. Kessler will surely be buoyed by this news as he looks to put his loss to Andre Ward out of his mind.