Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Froch's Date of Destiny with Dirrell

Carl “The Cobra” Froch says he’s primed and ready to hand unbeaten American star Andre Dirrell his first ever defeat when they meet in Group Stage 1 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic on October 17th. Froch’s WBC World Super Middleweight title will be up for grabs when the two men clash at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham with new satellite channel Primetime set to broadcast the event live on pay per view in the UK and Ireland as part of a Super Six tournament double header from Nottingham and Berlin. While Froch will be looking to ruin Dirrell’s perfect record in his native Nottingham Arthur Abraham will also be on home soil in Berlin as he opens his Super Six tournament campaign in a clash of former World Middleweight Champions with American Jermain Taylor. It all adds up to a knockout night for fight fans and Froch is promising to live up to his growing reputation as one of the sports most exciting fighters. “I’ve proven I can get in the trenches and emerge on top,” said Froch. “He hasn’t been in that deep yet so let’s see what happens when he finds himself in that kind of fight.” Like Dirrell the 32-year-old Champion also boasts a perfect record having won all 25 of his pro fights with 20 of those wins coming inside the distance and he’s predicting another short night. “I believe I’ll knock him out, the sooner the better as far as I’m concerned. I’ve studied him and I think he has a number of flaws that I can exploit. My record proves I can punch and I just need one opportunity to finish a fight be it in the first round or the last round.” Primetime will broadcast the opening night of the Super Six tournament live from 9.30pm on Saturday, October 17th on Sky channel 480 with Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor exploding onto viewers screens in the first of the Super Six bouts live from Germany. Then it’s over to Nottingham as Froch and Dirrell put their undefeated records on the line in a WBC World Super Middleweight title clash.Primetime will build up to the event by screening Froch’s previous two world title fights, his twelve round thriller with Jean Pascal to win the WBC title and his sensational final round KO over Jermain Taylor in the U.S. in April. The fights will be broadcast from 7-10pm on Primetime each night leading up to the Super Six tournament double header on October 17th at 9:30 on the night. To purchase this Primetime event call: 0871 200 4444 (+448702 416 666 from the Republic of Ireland) or see The event costs £12.95 until 24hrs before the fight and £14.95 on the night. Tickets for Froch V Dirrell are available from the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham Box Office priced £30, £45, £125 and £400. To purchase tickets call the Box Office on 08444 124 624 or visit Tickets are also available from Ticketline on 0844 888 4402 or via Doors open at the Trent FM Arena from 7:30pm on the night with an action packed undercard getting underway at 8:30pm ahead of the main event which will start shortly after 2am. For more information on the Super Six World Boxing Classic including exclusive videos, photography, expert analysis from Al Bernstein and Steve Farhood, and much more please visit or visit About SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC. The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic is a ground-breaking, six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports® featuring the class of the super middleweight (168-pound) division. The field is comprised of world renowned fighters with a staggering combined record of 161-4-1 with 117 knockouts: former IBF middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham of Germany; U.S. Olympic medalist Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell of Flint, Mich.; WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch of England; WBA 168-pound champion Mikkel “Viking Warrior” Kessler of Denmark; former undisputed 160-pound world champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor of Little Rock, Ark.; and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Andre “S.O.G.” Ward of Oakland, Calif. All bouts in the Super Six World Boxing Classic will be contested under the Unified Rules of Boxing. Each boxer fights three bouts against different opponents in the field in the points-based Group Stage of competition (Win – 2 pts with a 1-pt bonus for KO/TKO; Loss – 0 pts; Draw – 1 pt.). After the Group Stage, the four fighters with the highest point totals will advance to the single-elimination Semi-Finals. The winners of the Semi-Final bouts will advance to the Finals and fight for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic trophy.


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