Froch date confirmed

Nottingham Evening Post22nd July, 2009

It has been confirmed that Carl Froch will kick off the Super Six boxing classic on October 17.

The battle of unbeaten super-middleweights sees Froch (25(20)-0) defend his WBC title on home turf against 2004 Olympic Games medalist Andre Dirrell (18(13)-0).

On the same night, undefeated former middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (30(24)-0) will face former undisputed middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor (28(17)-3-1).

The third Group 1 fight sees Mikkel Kessler (41(31)-1) risk his World WBA belt against unbeaten 2004 Olympic Games gold medalist Andre Ward (19(12)-0) - providing he comes through his fight with mandatory challenger Gusmyl Perdomo on Saturday, September 12.

The tournament will continue in 2010 with Group Stages 2 and 3 with Semi-Finals and Finals in spring 2011.