Boxing Super Six Update!
With a lot of the boxing world focused on the negotiations for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, planning for the Super Six World Boxing Classic and it’s associated TV show “Fight Camp 360º” continue.
Sources within the production team for “Fight Camp 360º” have hinted that the next episode of the show will be aired in early January. The most likely release date will be January 9, 2010.
“Fight Camp 360º” has taken a different perspective than HBO’s “24/7” Series. “Fight Camp 360º” has taken a grittier angle with its coverage and is not afraid to show promoter interactions as well as those found in the fight camp. While the production values are smooth, there is less glitz in and more emphasis on the human story in “Fight Camp 360º”, a show produced by NFL Films.
The Super Six Boxing World Classic will resume March 6th when Arthur Abraham (31-0) fights Andre Dirrell(18-1). This would place the fight a week before the most likely date of the mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather
Abraham-Dirrell is currently scheduled for the casino Aguas Caliente Casino near Palm Springs, CA. The hope is that Abraham’s Armenian heritage will draw a large contingent of fans from the Los Angeles’s large Armenian population to the fight.
On April 17 a Showtime will broadcast a double-header of the tournament. Carl Froch(26-0) will defend his WBC Super Middleweight belt against Mikkel Kessler(42-2). At the press-conference following the Ward-Kessler fight, Kessler’s people were emphatic that this fight will happen in Denmark.
That same night Andre Ward(21-0) will make the first defense of his WBC super middleweight Tittle against Jermain Taylor (28-4-1). Following the Ward-Kessler fight, Promoter Danny Goosen spoke of bringing the fight to Oakland where Ward has a large fan base. However, Jermain Taylor also has a large fan base of Arkansas based fans who frequently travel to his fights. For this reason Las Vegas has been suggested as a “neutral” site., Jermain Taylor has fought several times in Las Vegas. He twice beat Bernard Hopkins in Nevada’s largest city and more recently lost a unanimous decision to Kelly Pavlik. Andre Ward has never fought in Las Vegas.