This Week in Boxing: "Fight Camp" To Air in January & Super Six News

December 8, 2009

With the boxing world focused on the negotiations for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, here are some of the other overlooked stories surrounding the sweet science:

Fight Camp 360º Expected to Air in January 2010

Sources within the production team for “Fight Camp 360º” have hinted that the next episode of the show will be aired in early January, with an expected target date of January 9, 2010.

“Fight Camp 360º” has adopted a grittier insider's perspective than HBO’s “24/7” Series, as it not only shows the daily routines of the fighters, but also covers the promoters' interactions. While the production values are smooth in both shows, there tends to be less glitz in “Fight Camp 360º,” and more emphasis on "humanizing" the boxers. This is perhaps due to the influence of its producer, NFL Films.

Super Six Tournament News

The Super Six Boxing World Classic will resume on March 6, 2010, when Arthur Abraham (31-0) takes on Andre Dirrell (18-1) in an intriguing power versus speed matchup.

The venue for Abraham-Dirrell currently is the Aguas Caliente Casino near Palm Springs, California. This site was selected partly because Abraham’s Armenian heritage is expected to draw a large contingent of fans from Los Angeles’ Armenian community.

In addition, on April 17, 2010, Showtime will broadcast an exciting Super Six doubleheader. First, Carl Froch(26-0) will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, to defend his WBC Super Middleweight belt against Mikkel Kessler(42-2) in what is expected to be a real slugfest.

That same night Andre Ward (21-0) will make the first defense of his WBA Super Middleweight belt against Jermain Taylor (28-4-1). The location of the bout, however, has yet to be determined.

Following the Ward-Kessler fight, Promoter Danny Goossen spoke of having Ward's next fight in his hometown of Oakland. This could be problematic because Jermain Taylor also has a large fan base of his own, and could make a good case for the fight occurring in Memphis. A suggested compromise solution could be to have the fight occur in Las Vegas, Nevada, a neutral site.

Taylor has fought several times in Las Vegas already, twice beating Bernard Hopkins, and more recently losing a unanimous decision to Kelly Pavlik. Andre Ward has never fought in Las Vegas.

By Joe Hammond
Contributing Writer for

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