Super Six World Boxing Classic

The Super Six World Boxing Classic

  • First fights took place way back on October 17, 2009.
  • Brainchild of senior VP of Showtime Sports, Ken Hershman. Hershman is leaving the network to take over as president of HBO Sports. He will begin in his new role on January 9, 2012, replacing Ross Greenburg, who resigned back in July largely because HBO had lost pound-for-pound #1 Manny Pacquiao to the Showtime network for the Shane Mosley PPV card back in May.
  • Tournament winner will hold the RingWBA, and WBC super middleweight straps.

Fighters involved:

  • Carl Froch – WBC Super Middleweight Champion.
  • Andre Ward – WBA Super Middleweight Champion.
  • Arthur Abraham. Said to be moving down to middleweight.
  • Glen Johnson. The Road Warrior is 0-2 in his last two clashes against Bute & Froch. Has lost 16 fights in total at this stage of his age defying career but incredibly only one of those defeats, his first career loss, 14 years ago vs. Bernard Hopkins came by way of stoppage.
  • Jermain Taylor. Has not fought since October 2009. Due to fight Jessie Nicklow (22-2-3 8KOs) in December.
  • Mikkel Kessler. Last fought in June vs. Mehdi Bouadla.
  • Andre Dirrell. Last fought in March 2010 vs. Arthur Abraham.
  • Allan Green. Now campaigning at light heavyweight.

Promoters involved:

  • Lou DiBella (Allan Green, Glen Johnson, & formerly Jermain Taylor)
  • Dan Goossen (Andre Ward)
  • Mick Hennessy (Carl Froch prior to vs. Glen Johnson)
  • Matchroom Sport (Carl Froch starting with vs. Glen Johnson)
  • Kalle Sauerland (Mikkel Kessler & Arthur Abraham)
  • Gary Shaw (Andre Dirrell)
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Super Six Final: Andre Ward vs Carl Froch

Final

  • Ward will face Froch in the tournament final on 17 December, 2011 at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City.

Ring Magazine Super Middleweight Latest Available Ratings

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT

  1.  CHAMPION: Vacant

    Lucian Bute

    Lucian Bute made short work of Glen Johnson.

  2. Andre Ward [24-0-0 (13 KOs)]
  3. Carl Froch [28-1-0 (20 KOs)]
  4. Lucian Bute [30-0-0 (24 KOs)]
  5. Mikkel Kessler [44-2-0 (33 KOs)]
  6. Robert Stieglitz [40-2-0 (23 KOs)]
  7. Sakio Bika [28-5-2 (19 KOs)]
  8. Thomas Oosthuizen [16-0-1 (11 KOs)]
  9. George Groves [14-0-0 (11 KOs)]
  10. Glen Johnson [51-15-2 (35 KOs)]
  11. Arthur Abraham [32-3-0 (26 KOs)]

Other notable fighters @ 168lbs: Peter Qullin; Kelly Pavlik; Andre Dirrell; Dimitri Sartison & Sakio Bika. 

Fighters not involved with the Super Six in bold.

Matt Hamilton, for ESNews Reporting!

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