NEW YORK (Nov. 29, 2011) — Beginning with the return of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic TOMORROW/Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME® will air a bevy of programming in support of The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic between Andre Ward and Carl Froch. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch this Saturday, Dec. 3, premiere the three final installments of FIGHT CAMP 360° and replay the storied tournament’s Semifinal bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®.
Episode 10 of FIGHT CAMP 360° brings viewers back to the tournament’s kickoff photo shoot in 2009 where the six original participants speak to the magnitude of the Super Six and offer some early predictions. Fast forwarding to 2011, the FIGHT CAMP 360° crews reveal the inner workings of fight week for both Semifinal bouts. Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson share their disappointment as their respective Super Six hopes fall short. Ward and Froch, however, relish the opportunity to move forward and discuss the road ahead.
All nine previous episodes, as well as bonus features, of FIGHT CAMP 360° are available for free online at: http://sports.sho.com/#/boxing/fightcamp360/super-six.
The FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic camera crews continue to shadow Ward and Froch along their paths to The Final – from this summer’s international press tour to the fighters’ return to training camp and the cut Ward suffered during sparring that forced the postponement of the world championship unification.
For two years, FIGHT CAMP 360° has elevated behind-the-scenes sports dramas to a different level. The tireless SHOWTIME crews have revealed the most intimate moments in the lives of these boxers both in and out of the ring. As the stakes couldn’t be higher for Andre, Carl and their respective teams entering The Final, show producers indicate that the final episodes will deliver even more intensity.
To maximize viewership for the series and exposure for The Final, SHOWTIME has programmed the upcoming two episodes to immediately follow the Emmy® Award-winning premium cable staple Inside the NFL. The next edition of FIGHT CAMP 360°, Episode 10, will premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Episode 11 premieres on SHOWTIME on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, just 10 days before The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
The series finale—reliving The Final of the Super Six and capturing the tournament’s aftermath – will premiere Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:15 p.m. ET/PT. For updates from the camps of Ward and Froch, fans can follow @FightCamp360 on Twitter.
FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic – EVENING REPLAY SCHEDULE:
DATE TIME CHANNEL EPISODE #
Wednesday, Nov. 30 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 10
Thursday, Dec. 1 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 7 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 14 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Friday, Dec. 16 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 7 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 11
Wednesday, Dec. 7 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Wednesday, Dec. 14 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Friday, Dec. 16 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Premiering Saturday, Dec. 3, immediately following Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko II on SHOWTIME, Staredown: Ward vs. Froch will invite fans to witness an intense conversation between the Super Six finalists. Moderated by Emmy® Award-winning, hard-hitting sports reporter Jim Gray, the short-form program will reveal the underlying tension between the world’s most talented 168-pounders as they discuss their preparations for The Final, opinions on one another and a host of other topics. In addition to multiple replays on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME, the program will be available on SHOWTIME On Demand from Dec. 4 through Dec. 18.
In conjunction with its nightly SHOWTIME Sports® block at 10 p.m., SHOWTIME EXTREME will replay both Semifinal matchups of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, including Ward’s dominant title defense over early tourney favorite Arthur Abraham and the Atlantic City slugfest between Froch and Glen Johnson.
SHO EXTREME – SUPER SIX SEMIFINAL REPLAY SCHEDULE:
DATE TIME FIGHT
Thursday, Dec. 15 10 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Abraham
Thursday, Dec. 15 11 p.m. ET/PT Froch vs. Johnson
Saturday, Dec. 17 2 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Abraham
DAVE ANDERSON DONATES MEMORABILIA TO HALL OF FAME LIBRARY
CANASTOTA, NY – NOVEMBER 29, 2011 – 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Dave Anderson donated boxing books, programs and memorabilia from his personal collection to the Hall of Fame.
Among the many items sent to Canastota include books by Hall of Famers Don Dunphy (Don Dunphy at Ringside), A.J. Liebeling (A Neutral Corner), Budd Schulberg (Loser and Still Champion) and W.C. Heinz (The Professional); programs from such bouts as Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman, Ali vs. Joe Bugner and posters from Ali vs. Berbick and Ali vs. Frazier III.
The 82-year old Anderson is a native of Troy, NY. In 1966 he began working at the New York Times as a general assignment sports reporter and since November 1971 has been a sports columnist.
His writing has earned him many accolades, including the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his sports column and the 1994 Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award for distinguished sports column writing. In 1965 he won the E.P. Dutton Award for best magazine sports story for his True magazine article, “The Longest Day of Sugar Ray.” In 1972 he won the E.P. Dutton Award for best sports feature story of the year for a piece on heavyweight champion Joe Frazier. The BWAA awarded Anderson with the 1973 Nat Fleischer Award for “Excellence in Boxing Journalism.”
A prolific writer, Anderson has authored 21 books, including Sugar Ray and In The Corner, and written more than 350 magazine articles. Anderson’s work has also appeared in many anthologies including The Grantland Rice Prize Sports Stories and Sports Classics.
The Hall of Fame extends a sincere thank you to Dave Anderson for his donation which helps the Hall of Fame maintain its mission to honor and preserve boxing’s history.
For more information, please call the Hall of Fame at 315.697.7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.
Romero, Perez, Prescott, Arellano and Contreras stay busy on December 2 & December 3
ORANGE, CA (November 29) – A team of undefeated Thompson Boxing Promotions prizefighters descends upon Southern California boxing cards on back-to-back nights including three undefeated Colombian prospects and two fast-rising Inland Empire fighters.
Colombia’s Jhonatan “Momo” Romero (19-0, 12 KOs) and Chris Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) open the heavy-duty fight card on Friday, December 2, at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. The two super bantamweights will open the Anthony Dirrell vs. Renan St. Juste “ShoBox: The New Generation” main event fight with a bang.
Romero, 24, is a former eight-time Colombian National champion and a former 2008 Olympian. He’ll be facing knockout punching Avalos in a bout set for 10 rounds. It’s only his second time fighting outside of his native Cali, Colombia. The tall 122-pounder considers himself a boxer-puncher who is ready to make a splash in the division.
“I am very happy to have this chance and I want to make it count,” said Romero as he closed training camp in Las Vegas, NV. “I have been here in the US for the past four weeks getting ready for Avalos, I hope he is ready for me,” concluded Romero.
Avalos, 22, doesn’t allow mistakes in his fights. Those who make miscalculations are usually dealt with swiftly. Knockouts are his game and the Lancaster native is itching to dive into the higher level and plans to use Romero as his launching pad.
Several other Thompson Boxing Promotion fighters are also participating in the action packed fight night on non-televised bouts.
Colombia’s undefeated Darley Perez (23-0, 18 KOs) tangles with Mexico’s rugged veteran Fernando Trejo (33-16-6, 19 Kos) in a scheduled eight round lightweight contest. It will be Perez’s toughest test and his second appearance at Chumash Casino. In his last ShoBox appearance he stopped Oscar Meza in six rounds. Trejo has fought upper elite boxers like Julio Diaz, Anthony Peterson and Bobby Pacquiao.
Yet another Colombian buzz bomber, Daulis Prescott (23-0, 17 KOs), meets Armenia’s strong southpaw Gabriel Tolmajian (11-1-1, 3 Kos) in an eight round featherweight bout. It’s Prescott’s first match in the United States.
Also on the card is Ontario, California’s, Jonathan Arellano (10-0-1, 2 Kos) who meets Northern California’s Jonathan Alcantara (4-5-2) in a super bantamweight bout set for six rounds. Arellano has been making strides in every fight.
Tickets priced at $85.00, $70.00, $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00 may be purchased by visiting http://www.startickets.com/event.php?event=2475. The first live fight begins at 5:30pm and the televised portion begins at 11:30PM ET/PT.
Just one day later on Saturday, December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (8-0, 7 Kos) of Riverside, California will lock horns with San Bernardino’s Juan Sandoval (5-7-1). The six-round featherweight bout should be explosive as Contreras wants to continue his onslaught on the division with another KO performance. Sandoval has never been down, let alone allowed to be defeated without hearing the last belt.
Tickets for the SHOWTIME Championship boxing match featuring Mares vs. Agbeko II and supported by Contereras vs. Sandoval begin at $27 and may be purchased by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com