SHOWTIME Sports®, ANDRE WARD and CARL FROCH To Embark on International Press Tour to Formally Announce
The Super Six World Boxing Classic Final
Three-City Tour Begins Next Monday, Aug. 22
*** London – New York – Oakland ***
NEW YORK (Aug. 16, 2011) – World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch will embark on a three-city international press tour to formally announce the most important fight of their careers: The Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, a World Championship Unification, live on SHOWTIME®, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
In anticipation of a fight that pits America’s last Olympic Gold Medalist in boxing against England’s most accomplished world champion, Ward and Froch will visit the three major cities on consecutive days—London, New York and Ward’s hometown of Oakland, Calif.—beginning next Monday, Aug. 22.
In addition to Ward and Froch, participants on the tour will include:
Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®
Dan Goossen, Ward’s Promoter, Goossen Tutor Promotions
Eddie Hearn, Froch’s Promoter, Matchroom Sport
After a two-year, grueling journey, the winner of this high stakes matchup will claim both world championship belts, the vacant The Ring magazine championship and the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.
“This international press tour is a symbol of the magnitude of this Final,” said Hershman. “Generally, elaborate kickoff press tours are reserved for pay-per-view events. In the case of the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, you have an unmatched accomplishment in the sport of boxing, two men who survived an unprecedented gauntlet and now stand one test away from claiming super middleweight supremacy. Unquestionably, The Final is deserving of this type of worldwide official announcement. I’m very proud to bring a fight of this level to our loyal SHOWTIME subscribers.”
SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC: THE FINAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS TOUR
Tickets for The Final at Boardwalk Hall go on sale THIS FRIDAY, Aug. 19 and are priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.
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. The Finalists, Andre Ward and Carl Froch each fought three bouts against different opponents in the field in the points-based Group Stage of competition. Following the Group Stage, the top four fighters advanced to the single-elimination Semifinals. Ward was ranked No. 1 in points with 6; Froch in second place with 4. Ward defeated Germany’s Arthur Abraham (No. 4) and Froch defeated Glen Johnson (No. 3) in the Super Six Semifinals in the spring to advance to The Final.