Ward vs Froch: Showtime Staredown Sneak Peek (Video)

As an aside to start, I don't know why anyone is critical of Showtime "stealing" this idea. Sure it was new to boxing (sort of), but it's not like it took geniuses at HBO to think of having an intimate, sit-down interview with two rivals or competitors or whatever. It has been done before. And even if, so what? Jimmy Page stole all the time.

Anyway, here's a preview of Showtime's "Staredown" interview with Andre Ward and Carl Froch, who face one another on December 17 in Atlantic City, with the winner not only the WBA and WBC super middleweight titleholder, but also the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament winner, and in all likelihood, largely considered the top super middleweight in the world, and one of the best in the sport pound-for-pound. The Ring Magazine world championship -- which we consider the legitimate championship of the sport -- will also be at stake.


Ward (24-0, 13 KO) and Froch (28-1, 20 KO) weren't the favorites to be here when this tournament started, but both have legitimized themselves as top forces over the last two years, and in the minds of many, are already the two best 168-pound fighters in the world. This fight is arguably the biggest in the division's history, with only a couple of bouts serious contenders too that title, with only Calzaghe vs Kessler in 2007 having much of an argument.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker