The Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown between Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell has been postponed three weeks after Dirrell suffered a back injury in training. The fight scheduled for March 6 will now take place on March 27.
This frees up HBO's Devon Alexander-Juan Urango show as the sole major boxing event of the evening on American TV, but now makes 3/27 a double-card night. That's the evening that Boxing After Dark will present Maidana-Cayo and Funeka-Guzman II, though the Boxing After Dark main event should run unchallenged, since that show will start later than the Showtime bill.
The location and venue are up in the air now for Abraham-Dirrell, but Abraham will stay in California to continue training, where he's been for a while now. He'll return to Germany after the fight.
No word on whether or not the Vic Darchinyan-Rodrigo Guerrero fight will move with Abraham-Dirrell, but I'd expect it to.
As a sidenote, this means that all three Super Six bouts in stage two have been moved off of their original dates. HBO's Pavlik/Bute double-header on April 17 pushed the Super Six double-header back to April 24, and now Dirrell's injury has moved this fight back, too. With Jermain Taylor dropping out, Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler bickering over fight location in Denmark, and these three postponements, who knows what great fun awaits us in stage three and beyond?