Thousands of fans gathered today at Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens to give the Super Six world boxing classic fighters a warm welcome. Just 20 hours after the opening press conference at the Madison Square Garden, the international PR tour stopped in Denmark to present the ground-breaking tournament to the European public and the media. Former Danish international goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Danish TV star Camilla Ottesen hosted the public presentation, which featured spectacular walk-ins as well as interviews. After an extensive autograph session, the protagonists and their promoters held a press conference in one of Tivoli’s renowned restaurants. “I am thrilled to take part in this tournament,” Danish national hero Mikkel Kessler said. “The tournament is a great opportunity to test my myself as a world champion and confirm my status as the best fighter at super middleweight.”
His new stablemate King Arthur Abraham was equally delighted to take on the best fighters in the world. “For me it is great to make spectacular fights right after moving up to a new weight class,” he said. “It will be tough, but I love tough challenges. This spectacular tournament will answer the one question everybody has been asking – who is the best fighter in this division? I have no doubts it will be me.”
King Arthur kicks off the tournament with a hotly anticipated showdown with former world champion Jermain Taylor. WBA super middleweight champion Kessler takes on Andre Ward in his opening match, with WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch comes face-to-face with Andre Dirrell. On Wednesday, the PR Tour will hit Berlin where the fighters will be presented at the Hotel Adlon right next to the Brandenburger Tor (11:00).