The Super Six World Boxing Classic final match will not take place on October 29 after all, as Andre Ward suffered a cut in training and has had to pull out of the fight for now. From Ward's Twitter:
Bad News: I sustained a cut in sparring a few hours ago...flew to LA to see the Doc. I got 7 stitches. I will let you know the new date soon
Ward (24-0, 13 KO) and Froch (28-1, 20 KO) were set to end the two-year tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, but like so much of the Super Six, here we are with a setback. There's no date yet and it might be hard to find one. This is not a fight Showtime will want to put head-to-head with anything else, and the only open date for the rest of the year is December 17. The fight may have to be delayed until 2012, and everything also depends on just how bad the cut on Ward is. He's not going to want to go into this fight with any vulnerabilities.
Update: Here's what Ward's trainer Virgil Hunter told Lem Satterfield about the cut:
"We were sparring, and then the next thing I know, Brandon Gonzalez, one of the sparring partners, says, 'Man, you're bleeding.' ... I was wondering how it got there. He had the face guard on so you don't get cut. We had taken all of the necessary precautions. We had put Vaseline on the face and had the head gear on and the whole bit. There didn't seem to be a punch. Nothing. Andre was wearing the best head gear that he could get. No ridges on it. It's just incredible. It just seemed like the cut came out of nowhere. ... It's the freakiest thing that I've ever seen in my life."
Freaky indeed by this description. As Victor Ortiz might say repeatedly, stuff happens.