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Arthur Abraham, Marco Huck Training Camp Update

Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament point leader King Arthur Abraham and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck are enjoying Ulli Wegner´s demanding training camp in Palm Springs. It has been one week since they left cold Berlin to shape up for their upcoming fights. King Arthur will take on Andre Dirrell in Palm Springs on March 6 at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in greater Palm Springs, live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast), while Captain´ Huck is slated to face Adam Richards in Berlin one week later. “We have accustomed to the different climate and the new time zone,” King Arthur said. “Mr. Wegner has scheduled some tough work-outs. But it feels good to be in California..



Said coach Ulli Wegner: “We still have a lot of work to do but I am very happy with training camp thus far. Arthur and Marco have tough fights coming up and this camp will be crucial to prepare them for their big tasks. If they continue to work out well, I have no doubts that we will have reason to celebrate on March 6 and also one week later in Berlin.”




Arthur Abraham and Marco Huck Heading To The US

BERLIN (Feb. 8, 2010) — Tournament point leader King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) is on his way to America. The undefeated 29-year-old has boarded a plane to Los Angeles this morning. Coach Ulli Wegner is moving training camp to Palm Springs where Abraham will clash with Andre Dirrell in the second round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic on March 6. The fight takes place at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in greater Palm Springs, and is broadcast live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). “I am thrilled to return to America,” King Arthur said.

“If you want to become a true superstar, you have to impress on both sides of the ocean. My KO victory over Edison Miranda in July 2008 was a good start. The Super Six tournament will give me maximum exposure in the US and I will continue where I left it when I take on Dirrell in four weeks.”



Abraham was joined by WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (27-1, 20 KOs), who will make a second defence of his title in Berlin on March 13. “I want to prepare Arthur and Marco for their big fights,” Wegner said. “We look forward to some nice weather in Palm Springs but our stay there will be far from relaxing for the two of them. We will work very hard.”

The Dirrell-Abraham fight is being promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and Sauerland Event.

Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow/Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. and are available at The Showbox office, online at www.HotWaterCasino.com/TheShow or by calling 1.800.585.3737. Prices are asn follows: Floor $180; Loge $140; Mezzanine $85.


SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC SCOREBOARD
Record Fighter Points
1-0 Arthur Abraham 3
1-0 Carl Froch 2
1-0 Andre Ward 2
0-1 Andre Dirrell 0
0-1 Mikkel Kessler 0

For information on all SHOWTIME Sports telecasts, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries from its
events and complete information on the Super Six World Boxing Classic, please visit the website at http://www.sports.sho.com

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 Semi-Finals. The winners of the Semi- Final bouts will advance to the Finals and fight for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic trophy.

Article posted on 15.02.2010



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