This is a recap to Showtime’s preview show for their Super Six World Boxing Classic, which starts next weekend.
They show ESPN writer Dan Rafael recapping when Ken Hirshman went to Germany to sort out the Super Six. Hirshman said that someone faxed the documentation to Rafael in an act of “ultimate betrayal” and could’ve hurt the possibilities of the tournament.
Carl Froch is putting his title on the line in the tournament. And he also has a super hot girlfriend.
They show the Froch/Jermain Taylor fight where Froch was knocked down for the first time. Froch wishes Andre Dirrell luck for coming to his home town to fight him.
He thinks they could put him and Mikkel Kessler in the ring inside a soccer stadium and sell it out.
Poor Gary Shaw expands a t-shirt nearly beyond its cotton fibers.
Boxing is in Dirrell’s blood as his grandfather and uncle were boxers.
Jermain Taylor says he was doing so well against Froch and he just got tired. Taylor says that the reason for his fatigue later in the rounds is because of cutting so much weight. So the doctors have told him to eat better. He says he has to change his training, his thinking, and his environment.
Arthur Abraham is moving up in weight to fight in the tournament. He says he was a fan of Mike Tyson, and he even named his dog after Iron Mike.
The first two fights are Arthur Abraham vs. Jermain Taylor and Carl Froch vs. Andre Dirrell.
Next time on the show, they’ll recap the two fights and go inside Kessler’s training camp.
My main issue with this show is they only had 18 minutes to get over four fighters. I enjoyed the look from the promoter’s perspective, but they should’ve done a show previewing each fight. I learned a little bit about everyone, but not enough to be truly intrigued if I wasn’t someone already into the tournament. The reason why HBO’s 24/7 does so well is because they are able to hit on many interesting stories outside of the fight. What I learned is that Carl Froch has a hot girlfriend, Jermain Taylor is on a diet, Arthur Abraham named his dog after Mike Tyson, and Andre Dirrell’s grandfather taught him all he knows. It’s not enough. This tournament could be huge, but they need to sell it that way.