Staredown: Ward vs. Froch to Premiere Oct. 5
FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic
Returns with Two New Episodes on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22
SHOWTIME EXTREME to Replay Tournament’s Top Fights
Click Below for a Video Recap of the Recent Super Six World Boxing Classic International Press Tour
NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) — Leading up to the monumental matchup between super middleweight titlists Andre Ward and Carl Froch in The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, SHOWTIME® has announced a bevy of programming in support of the highly anticipated Oct. 29 clash. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch, premiere the two latest installments of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic and replay some of the storied tournament’s best bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®.
Premiering Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:45 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, Staredown: Ward vs. Froch will invite fans to witness an intimate conversation between the Super Six finalists. Moderated by the Emmy® Award-winning, hard-hitting reporter Jim Gray, the short-form program will reveal the underlying tension between the world’s most talented 168-pounders as they discuss their feelings on The Final, opinions on one another and a host of other topics. Full replay schedule listed below.
After completing a successful international press tour, Andre Ward and Carl Froch are back at their respective training camps, which can only be followed by one thing: the return of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic. This fall, SHOWTIME will air the three final episodes of television’s most revealing sports documentary series.
The next edition, Episode 10, will premiere on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Episode 11 will also premieres on SHOWTIME on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, just one week before The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
The forthcoming installments will chronicle the fight-night drama from the Super Six Semifinal matchups as only FIGHT CAMP 360° can. It will provide unique perspective into the network’s, promoters’ and, of course, fighters’ preparations for the spectacular conclusion to this extraordinary two-year journey.
The series finale—reliving The Final of the Super Six and capturing the tournament’s aftermath – will air later this fall. More details will be provided in the coming months.
In conjunction with its nightly SHOWTIME Sports® block at 10 p.m., SHOWTIME EXTREME will replay the most thrilling and career defining fights of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Fights will include Ward’s shocking, champion-capturing victory over pre-tourney favorite Mikkel Kessler, the Group Stage 2 slugfest between Froch and Kessler and both Super Six Semifinal telecasts.
Staredown: Ward vs. Froch – PRIMETIME REPLAY SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Oct. 5 7:45 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE)
Sunday, Oct. 9 10:15 p.m. ET/PT SHO 2
Saturday, Oct. 15 9:45 p.m. ET/PT SHO
Monday, Oct. 17 9:45 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME
Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:45 p.m. ET/PT SHO
Monday, Oct. 24 9:40 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME
FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic – PRIMETIME REPLAY SCHEDULE:
Saturday, Oct. 8 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 10
Monday, Oct. 10 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Tuesday, Oct. 11 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Oct. 12 10:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO
Thursday, Oct. 13 10:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Monday, Oct. 17 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Thursday, Oct. 20 10:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Saturday, Oct. 22 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 11
Monday, Oct. 24 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Tuesday, Oct. 25 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Wednesday, Oct. 26 10:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO
Thursday, Oct. 27 10:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Saturday, Oct. 29 9:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO
SHO EXTREME – SUPER SIX REPLAY SCHEDULE:
Thursday, Oct. 6 10:30 p.m. ET/PT Froch vs. Kessler
Monday, Oct. 24 10:30 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Kessler
Thursday, Oct. 27 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Froch vs. Johnson
Thursday, Oct. 27 9 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Abraham
ABOUT SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC
The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic is a ground-breaking, six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports® featuring the class of the super middleweight (168-pound) division from around the world. All bouts in the Super Six tournament will be contested under the Unified Rules of Boxing. Each boxer fights three bouts against different opponents in the field in the points-based Group Stage of competition (Win – 2 pts with a 1-pt bonus for KO/TKO; Loss – 0 pts; Draw – 1 pt.). After the Group Stage, the four fighters with the highest point totals will advance to the single-elimination Semifinals. The winners of the Semifinal bouts will advance to the Final and fight for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.
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