SET FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 17
AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
Tickets Currently on Sale;
All Oct. 29 Tickets will be Honored on Dec. 17
NEW YORK (Sept. 27, 2011) – The Super Six World Boxing Classic Final between super middleweight world champions Andre Ward and Carl Froch has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The SHOWTIME® telecast will air LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The announcement was made jointly today by Ward’s promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions, Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, and Ken Hershman of SHOWTIME Sports®.
The fight, originally scheduled for Oct. 29 at Boardwalk Hall, was postponed late last week after Ward sustained a cut above his right eye during a sparring session on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Photos attached by FIGHT CAMP 360)
Tickets for the fight are currently on sale at the Boardwalk Hall box office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com. All tickets purchased for the original event date will be honored on Dec. 17. If ticket holders are not able to attend on Dec. 17, refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Tickets are priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 with the non-televised undercard beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.
The live Super Six World Boxing Classic Final will lead into the live STRIKEFORCE mixed martial arts (MMA) telecast headlined by STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez defending his title against Jorge Masvidal and the return of Cris Cyborg at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, on SHOWTIME (delayed on the West Coast).
PROGRAMING NOTES: With a new date for the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, SHOWTIME Sports® has altered the network’s schedule of programing leading up to the highly anticipated match between super middleweight champions Andre Ward and Carl Froch.
- The next episode of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, immediately following Inside the NFL.
- A FIGHT CAMP 360°: Bonus Feature will reveal the drama surrounding the sparring cut that forced Andre Ward to postpone the Final. The short-form program will air on SHOWTIME in the immediate future. Scheduling information will be released in the coming days.
- Staredown: Ward vs. Froch – An intimate confrontation between the Super Six Finalists, moderated by Emmy® Award-winning reporter Jim Gray, has been rescheduled to follow the Dec. 3 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast headlined by Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko II.
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Ward Cut – Super Six Finalist Andre Ward suffered a cut above his right eye during a sparring session on Thursday, Sept. 22, postponing the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final scheduled for Oct. 29 on SHOWTIME. After sustaining the cut at his gym in Oakland, Calif., Ward immediately flew to Los Angeles where, pictured here, he awaited medical attention.
Ward Stitched – World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward shortly after receiving seven stitches from leading plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wallace in Los Angeles to close a cut above his right eye.
Ward Bloody Towel – Trainer Virgil Hunter applies pressure to the bloodied eye of 168-pound champion Andre Ward who suffered a cut during a sparring session at his Bay Area gym on Thursday, Sept. 22.
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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