Ward vs Froch: Fight Moved to December 17, Still in Atlantic City

Andre Ward and Carl Froch are rescheduled for December 17. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

The Super Six World Boxing Classic final fight between Andre Ward and Carl Froch has an official new date, as the two will take to the ring on December 17, still at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Froch (28-1, 20 KO) and Ward (24-0, 13 KO) will be contesting the WBC and WBA titles, as well as the vacant Ring Magazine world championship. The tournament has been two years running at this point, with major hassles along the way due to injuries, fighters pulling out of the tournament, venue disagreements, and reschedulings. This one wound up being in the spirit of the tournament: "Nothing comes easy."

It's also good to see that Showtime went with December 17, because that's an unopposed date. If they had moved it to December 10, they'd have been going up against HBO's Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson fight, and that also would have been a battle on UK TV, as Froch is with Sky and Khan is on Primetime over there. It just wouldn't have been good for anyone involved.

So there it is, the fight is rescheduled and will go ahead on December 17. Merry Christmas.

Update: There is also a Strikeforce MMA card scheduled for December 17 on Showtime, so that might be an issue. If December 17 is the date, they're going to have to figure some way to work around it. I would guess boxing at nine, Strikeforce at 10, since boxing just has the one fight and doesn't need a huge chunk of TV time. Even Strikeforce at 10:15 would work fine, really.

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