A press conference to hype the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinalists, and their upcoming bouts on Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, June 4, live on SHOWTIME, was held today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Andre Ward (23-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., will defend his WBA title against European superstar and former world champion Arthur Abraham (32-2, 26 KOs) to kick off the Semifinals on May 14 (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). Three weeks later, Carl Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) will defend his WBC title against former world champion Glen Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) on June 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
The Ward-Abraham winner advances to the tournament Final against the winner of the Froch-Johnson showdown. The tournament winner earns the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup and global recognition as the world’s No. 1 168-pound fighter. Stay tuned for a full report on Monday.