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Ward-Froch Location To Be Finalized By Next Week

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.

Keith Idec covers boxing for the Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com. Read More By Kieth Idec By Clicking Here .
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by drefan on 07-11-2011

The fight should be in a neutral place like Las Vegas or Atlantic City..They are both great fighters...don't take that away from them..Andre Ward will fight where ever he needs to..he's not scared.

Comment by ciochia on 07-06-2011

[QUOTE=actionjackson;10799709]Montreal :D Realistically I want this fight to be in UK, Ward has had enough of fighting at home for this tourney.[/QUOTE] Yes,why not in Montreal?On the same stage with Bute-Pavlik.A crowd of 20000 people in Center Bell in Montreal…

Comment by Heeb on 07-06-2011

Put it in A.C. so I can go :fingersx:

Comment by Jim Ross on 07-06-2011

It shouldnt be atlantic city, man that place is a dump and the boardwalk hall looks like a school p.e hall just put it on in a decent arena thats all i'm asking

Comment by texasboi15 on 07-06-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;10800020]The crowd will be pro-Ward anywhere in the US. But it won't matter because he'll win anywhere you make this fight.[/QUOTE] i believe this. ward is determined to win this tourney.

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