After long discussions, Team Sauerland, Gary Shaw and the Michigan Boxing Commission have agreed on officials. The referee will be Laurence Cole (Texas). Judges are Anek Hontoncan (Thailand), Guido Cavalleri (Italy) and Frank Garza (Michigan). The Abraham camp had objected to the use of local officials, however, the well respected Garza was deemed acceptable.
Sixty-seven media members have weighed in on who they think will be victorious in Saturday night’s Group Stage 2 Super Six World Boxing Classic matchup on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). Forty-three experts think German star Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) will keep his tournament standings lead by beating the hometown hero while 24 feel that Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) will reign victorious during a Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME.