By Keith Idec
Promoter Dan Goossen said today that the final of Showtime’s “Super Six World Boxing Classic” might be held in Atlantic City on Oct. 29. Undefeated Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., and England’s Carl Froch, will square off in the championship match of the double-elimination, 168-pound tournament that started nearly two years ago.
Ward easily out-pointed Armenia’s Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) in the semifinals May 14 in Carson, Calif. Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) defeated Glen Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) in convincing fashion in the other 12-round semifinal June 4 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Goossen, who’s promoting an HBO “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader Saturday at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom, added that the site for the Ward-Froch fight should be finalized by next week. It’s between Boardwalk Hall and an undisclosed site in Las Vegas.
Neither fighter would agree to fight in his opponent’s hometown, where it would draw considerably more fans than in Atlantic City or Las Vegas.