The Super Six World Boxing Classic double-header set for April 17 on Showtime could be moved back to April 24, says Rick Reeno.
The move is somewhat surprising, though totally understandable. With HBO making an April 17 double-header featuring Kelly Pavlik and Lucian Bute, plus HBO's availability in twice as many homes as Showtime, plus the fact that the biggest star on either card is still Kelly Pavlik, Showtime was in a bit of a spot.
Promoter Dan Goossen is unhappy about the whole thing since he has Cristobal Arreola going on April 24 on HBO, likely against Tomasz Adamek, but Showtime is playing tiny violins for the promoters given that Goossen also promotes Edison Miranda (fighting Bute) and Lou DiBella promotes Sergio Martinez (fighting Pavlik). DiBella also promotes Allan Green, who faces Andre Ward in the Super Six on whichever night it winds up being.
It's all a bit of a mess, really, and it seems like a case where really nobody could be made totally happy, whether they go head-to-head with HBO on the 17th or move it to the 24th. As a fan, I'd be thrilled if they'd move it to the 24th. The card mentioned here that I'm by far the least interested in is Arreola-Adamek, which is paired with Alfredo Angulo-Joel Julio. It's not that I have no interest in that card, especially the main event (should it go through), but Pavlik-Martinez and the Super Six trump it. Put it this way: I'd rather miss Arreola-Adamek live than I would Pavlik-Martinez or the Super Six show.