Froch and Ward to embark on tour

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.”


Monday, Aug. 22 – London Press Conference/Luncheon

Matchroom Sport * Mascalls

Mascalls Lane

Brentwood, Essex CM14 5LJ

Noon – Arrival; 12:30 p.m. GMT – Press Conference

1:30 – Media Lunch


Tuesday, Aug. 23 – New York City Press Conference/Luncheon

Highline Ballroom (In Chelsea)

431 West 16th Street– Between 9th & 10th Avenues

New York, NY 10011

10:30 a.m. – Arrival; 11 a.m. ET – Press Conference

Noon ET – Media Lunch


Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Oakland, Calif. Press Conference

Oakland City Hall Plaza * OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza

Oakland, CA 94612

11:30 a.m. PT - Press Conference


Tickets for The Final at Boardwalk Hall go on sale NEXT FRIDAY, Aug. 26 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

Promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.


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.

Article posted on 17.08.2011

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