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Default Super Six World Boxing Classic ~The Super Middleweights~


Stage One

October 17th, 2009:
Arthur Abraham vs. Jermaine Taylor - Arthur Abraham defeated Jermain Taylor by knockout in 2:54 of round 12.
WBC World Super Middleweight Championship: Carl Froch vs. Andre Dirrell - Froch defeated Dirrell by split decision.

November 21st, 2009:
WBA World Super Middleweight Championship: Mikkell Kessler (champion) vs. Andre Ward - Ward defeated Kessler by technical decision in 1:42 of round 11.

Stage Two

March 25th, 2010:
Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell - Dirrell defeated Abraham by disqualification in 1:13 of round 11.

April 24th, 2010:
WBC World Super Middleweight Championship: Carl Froch vs. Mikkell Kessler

June 19th, 2010:
WBA World Super Middleweight Championship: Andre Ward (champion) vs. Allan Green

Stage Three

TBA:
Andre Dirrell vs. Andre Ward
Carl Froch vs. Arthur Abraham
Mikkell Kessler vs. Allan Green

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Okay, so this awesome tournament was developed by Showtime back in October, in order to bring attention to, in my opinion, the best weight-class in Boxing: The Middleweights.

The way it works is simple:

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The competition starts with a group stage where each boxer will fight three times. A boxer is awarded three points for a win by knockout or technical knockout, two points for a win on points, one point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

The top four from the group stage will continue to the semifinals, matching the leader against no. 4 and no. 2 against no. 3. The winners of the semifinals proceed to the final, for the tournament.

The WBC Super Middleweight Championship and WBA Super Middleweight Championship will be on the line for each of the champions' fights. The winner of the Super Six World Boxing Classic will also be unified champion of the super middleweight division.

In the event of a fighter being unable to continue in the contest, a reserve boxer will enter in his place continuing from the previous fighters points.
There you have it. It's easy to keep track of, and above you can see all the dates of the next fights. I'll make sure to update the OP with each passing fight, just in case you end up missing any thing.

Anyway, the tournament started off with an absolute classic between Arthur Abraham and Jermaine Taylor, in which Artur Abraham won in the last round by a BRUTAL knockout. Check out the video below:



That was followed the same night by not a very exciting fight, and one with a very controversial decision. Andre Dirrell has easily established himself as the "heel," if you will, of the tournament because of his whining and fighting style. I too felt like he won his fight against Carl Froch; however at the same time I thought his bitch fit was unwarranted, especially considering his style of fighting, which is running away, holding, and overacting on "illegal" shots. So, while I would have gave him the fight on points personally, I still wasn't disappointed Froch won.

In the third fight, we saw my favorite in the tourney, Andre Ward, completely dominate Mikkell Kessler in a fight that seemed like no one was giving Ward a chance of winning. But, he showed up in perfect shape, and as his training partner Nick Diaz would put it, laid down that ass whoopin' on Kessler. It was beautiful to witness.

And the last fight we saw Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell a couple of weeks ago, which unfortunately was just a complete embarrassment to the sport, with both man's actions. Dirrell is just such a piece of shit, and while you can call it "smart" I guess, he made sure to walk away in this one with his hand raise. But man... I cannot wait to see the douchebag get his ass kicked.

The next fight will be on next Saturday (April 17th) between Andre Ward and Allan Green. It's Allan Green's first fight in the tournament, replacing Jermain Taylor, who had to withdraw due to injury. I fully expect Andre Ward to successfully defend his title and put on another great performance, continuing to solidify himself as the next great in the Middleweight Division.
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