Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Broadcasters Urged to Back Froch; Boxing

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Broadcasters Urged to Back Froch; Boxing

Article excerpt

BRITAIN'S WBC supermiddleweight champion Carl Froch deserves the backing of UK broadcasters as he goes into the "Champions League" of boxing, according to his promoter Mick Hennessy.

Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) will put his hard-won title on the line in October when he takes on American Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) in his home town at the Nottingham Arena in the first contest of a unique tournament among six of the best 168-pound fighters in the world.

For both fighters it will be the first of a three-fight group campaign in the opening stage of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, unveiled at Madison Square Garden.

US cable television network Showtime has put together the tournament and will make it free to air to American subscribers but Hennessy revealed British broadcasters have yet to commit to Froch and the Super Six concept.

"I've approached two places and I haven't had the confirmed answer yet but they'd be crazy not to be involved in this," Hennessy said. …

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