Carl Froch in threat to quit Super Six fights

CARL Froch has vowed to walk away from the high-profile Super Six boxing tournament unless an agreement is honoured that his next fight is held in Britain.

Froch claimed to be the victim of a hometown decision when he lost his WBC super-middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler in Herning, Denmark last night.

The Nottingham boxer lost his unbeaten professional record as Kessler won a thrilling fight by unanimous decision in their second Super Six group stage contest.

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Froch felt he won despite not being at his best and insisted afterwards that the verdict would have gone his way had it been on English soil.

With a win and a loss from his two tournament outings, Froch next faces German-Armenian Arthur Abraham in his final group stage fight. The Englishman and his promoter Mick Hennessy claim to have a long-standing agreement that the fight would be held in Britain but Sauerland Events – who promote both Kessler and Abraham – are now claiming they want it to be staged in Berlin.

Froch, however, is having none of it. "I am adamant that the next fight, with Arthur Abraham, will be taking place in Britain," he said.

"I won't be fighting in Germany, it's as simple as that.

"It would mean me pulling out of the tournament if they forced me to fight in Berlin. It has already been agreed that I would fight at home."

The argument, however, is likely to be won or lost on financial grounds, with the fight likely to take place wherever it will earn most revenue.