Froch granted rematch with Kessler

Carl Froch has secured the career-defining fight he really wanted after agreeing a blockbuster rematch with conqueror Mikkel Kessler in Britain.

The Nottingham IBF super-middleweight champion suffered a close defeat against Kessler when he fought the Dane on his own turf in Herning in 2010.

The veteran has always craved a shot at revenge and promoter Eddie Hearn has delivered arguably the most anticipated fight of 2013.