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article imageShowtime Super Six World Boxing Classic to Start in October

By Roger Tshiamala Tubajiki     Jul 21, 2009 in Sports
The Showtime super middleweight tournament that was announced last week by the American television network Showtime and German promotional company Sauerland Event will start on October 17 and continue in 2010 with semi-finals and finals in spring 2011.
In what is expected to be one of the exciting boxing tournaments in the history of pugilism, six top notch prize-fighters in the super middleweight class today will participate in a boxing tournament billed as Showtime Super Six World Boxing Classic that features current WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler of Copenhagen, Denmark, the current WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch, 25-0, 20 KOs, of Nottingham, England, undefeated former middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham, 30-0, 24 KOs, of Berlin, Germany, former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor, 28-3-1, 17 KOs, of Little Rock, Ark. USA, 2004 Olympic Games medallist Andre “The Matrix’’ Dirrell, 18-0, 13 KOs, of Flint, Mich., USA, and unbeaten 2004 Olympic Games gold medallist Andre Ward, 19-0, 12 KOs, of Oakland, Calif., USA.
On October 17, “King” Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor will square in a battle of former middleweight champions and the same night, Carl “The Cobra” Froch will defend his WBC super middleweight title against Andre “The Matrix’’ Dirrell and on Nov. 21 Mikkel Kessler, who is to meet first his WBA mandatory challenger Gusmyl Perdomo, 16-2, 10 KOs, on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the title, will meet Andre “S.O.G.” Ward.
Should Kessler win over Gusmyl Perdomo, his title will be on the line when he faces Andre Ward.
The Super Six World Boxing Classic will be contested on both American and European continents and the venues will be announced anytime later.
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