The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic takes the fights back to the ring THIS SATURDAY night, live on SHOWTIME (10p ET) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Replacement fighters Allan Green and Glen Johnson have been awarded the career opportunity of a lifetime. But only one of these men can advance to the Semifinals of the tournament that has been called audacious (ESPN) and groundbreaking (SI). Following Green vs. Johnson the four-fighter Semifinal field will be complete.
In the second half of Saturday’s SHOWTIME Championship Boxing doubleheader, a fight fans delight will be realized when young star Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico faces the toughest challenger of his career in future Hall of Famer Rafael Marquez. On “Juanma” Lopez, the WBO Featherweight World Champion, Yahoo! Sports wrote: “Beating a high-profile opponent on a major stage is all that is left for Lopez to accomplish in his bid for stardom in the States.”
The 90-second video below takes you through the headlines of the last 12 weeks as the drama unfolded between bouts.