Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler Betting Odds

Published on May 22nd, 2013 5:33 pm EST

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Carl "The Cobra" Froch will be taking on Mikkel "Viking Warrior" Kessler at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London, UK this Saturday. The fight will be broadcast on HBO in the United States. Two titles will be on the line in this fight - the IBF super middleweight title and the WBA Super World super middleweight title.

Carl Froch, who will enter this fight as a slight favorite, currently has a lifetime professional record of 30-2-0, with 22 of his wins coming via knockout. Froch is currently in the midst of a two fight winning streak that includes wins over Yusaf Mack and Lucian Bute. Froch's two career losses have come against Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler.

As mentioned, Froch and Kessler have fought before, with Mikkel Kessler winning via unanimous decision in April of 2010.

Mikkel Kessler currently has a record of 46-2-0, with a full 35 of his wins coming via knockout. Like Froch, Kessler has also lost to Andre Ward. In addition, Kessler lost to Joe Calzaghe in November of 2007.

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Let's take a look at the betting odds for this fight:

Carl Froch, -225
Mikkel Kessler, +175

According to these odds, a successful $225 wager on Froch would yield a total profit of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Kessler would return a total profit of $175.

Now, the over/under odds:

Over 11 1/2 Rounds, -180
Under 11 1/2 Rounds, +130

As you can see, oddsmakers are not very confident that there will be a stoppage in this fight.

Finally, the method of victory odds:

Froch by KO, TKO or DQ, +240
Froch by Decision, +125
Kessler by KO, TKO or DQ, +450
Kessler by Decision, +350
Draw, +2000

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