Super Six final likely for December date after Ward suffers cut eye in sparring
Carl Froch’s Super Six final showdown with Andre Ward in Atlantic City on October 29 has been postponed after Andre Ward suffered an injury in sparring.
Ward sustained an injury to his eye that required seven stitches after a sparring session on Thursday evening. The Showtime 360 fight camp were filming the session and made the trip to the hospital where he was advised by the doctor that he would not be fit to fight on October 29.
The fight will be rearranged with a likely date in early December and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn said the postponement will only make the Nottingham star more determined to beat Ward.
“Obviously it is frustrating. Carl’s camp has gone perfectly and we were ready to unify the titles on October 29,” said Hearn. “Carl is in the shape of his life but he is a true professional and will take this in his stride and be ready for victory on a date given in 2011.”
Weights: Fonfara-Spearman, Herrera-Jones
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS
WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 19
DOORS 7PM, FIRST BELL 8PM
Andrzej Fonfara, 175.5 vs. Jose Spearman, 175
Jaime Herrera, 147 vs. Robert Jones, 147
Viktor Polyakov, 161 vs. Romaro Johnson, 161.5
Juan Carlos Fernandez, 119 vs. Jamal Parram, 122
Sergio Montes De Oca, 120 vs. Antwann Robertson, 118
Dimar Ortuz, 197 vs. Covan Graham, 189
Mike Gavronski, 167 vs. Gerald Taylor, 167
SETH MITCHELL CHOSEN BY FANS AS BOXER WITH THE MOST CARACTER
Mitchell Earns 67% of Votes from “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” Viewers
aficionados via text message and Univision.com, Mitchell earned the title of the boxer with the most carácter, allowing him to enter the competition for the third “Cinturón Tecate” (Tecate Belt) of 2011 in sixth place.
“Cinturón Tecate” is an award created to celebrate the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite fighter of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting www.Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights.
As a contender in the competition, the boxer who receives the highest percentage of votes from July through September 30 will win the “Cinturón Tecate” belt and appear on Univision’s premier sports show “República Deportiva.” Current rankings are:
Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight
1 Jessie Vargas 87% July 8
2 Michael Perez 85% August 19
3 Omar Figueroa 78% August 26
4 Eloy Perez 76% September 2
5 Antonio Diaz 69% August 12
6 Seth Mitchell 67% September 16
7 Beibut Shumenov 58% July 29
8 Jayson Velez 56% July 15
9 Jose Silveira 52% July 22
9 Keenan Collins 52% September 9
Tonight, Friday September 23, the first “Cinturón Tecate” winner of 2011, 2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (23-3, 14 KO’s), returns to the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” airwaves and look to win his second “Cinturón Tecate” when he faces fellow Olympian, 2000 Silver Medalist Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez (28-8-1, 20 KO’s), in the 10-round main event of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Adult boxing fans will have the opportunity to help select the boxer with the most carácter by casting their vote via text message to 55333, with B1 to vote for Escobedo or B2 in support of Juarez, or by visiting Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. The broadcast will air on TeleFutura at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT).
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