Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KOs) scored a hard fought 12RD UD over Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs). Scores were 118/110 116/112 115/113. A lot of people had the fight close but at least we all agree that Froch won on the card. In another war both fighters never backed down trading toe to toe. Froch used his long range jab while Kessler stood his ground landing the 1/2 down the middle. Entering the championship rounds, Kessler almost certainly needed a knockout to win. He finally rocked Froch and cut him in a big eleventh round. Both fighters left it all in the ring in round twelve.