Super Six World Boxing Classic
DateJune 04, 2011
VenueBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Title(s) on the lineWBC Super Middleweight Championship
Tale of the tape
Boxer United Kingdom Carl Froch Jamaica Glen Johnson
Nickname The Cobra Road Warrior
Hometown Nottingham, United Kingdom Clarendon, Jamaica
Pre-fight record 27-1-0 (20 KO) 51-14-2 (35 KO)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 167.5 lb (76 kg) 166.5 lb (76 kg)
Recognition WBC
Super Middleweight Champion
WBC
No. 2 Ranked Super Middleweight
Result
Froch defeated Johnson via majority decision

Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson was a championship fight for the WBC Super Middleweight championship.[1] The winner of the bout is going to the Finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic and face WBA Champion Andre Ward, after his decision win over Arthur Abraham in May 2011. It was held on June 4, 2011, at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, and televised on Showtime.[2]

Build Up

Carl Froch

Froch defeated Andre Dirrell by split decision in a WBC super-middleweight title defense. A very controversial win who many believed Dirrell had won. Nevertheless, Froch got the win and the 2 points for his victory.[3] In his second bout of the Super Six, the contestant was Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler. 31-year-old Kessler managed to take the WBC super-middleweight title from defending champ Carl in a great action fight that had some truly memorable trading, especially in the later rounds, Kessler prevailed via a unanimous decision.[4] After the loss, Froch's next fight would be against rugged fighter Arthur Abraham. He regained his WBC Title as he dominated from start to finish to claim a unanimous point victory over Abraham in Helsinki, Finland.[5]

Glen Johnson

Former light heavyweight champion Johnson joined the Super Six World Boxing Classic when he replaced the injured Mikkel Kessler.[6] Johnson, 41, has not fought at super middleweight since 2000, but dropped down to the 168-pound weight class to face, and beat, Allan Green in a Group Stage 3 bout on November 6 to advance to Semi Finals and gain 3 points for the knockout. The fight took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez Featherweight title fight.[7]

Fight Card

Televised bout

Froch defeated Johnson via majority decision (116-112, 117-111, 114-114).

Untelevised bouts

Miranda defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (80-73 , 79-73, 79-73).
Erdei defeated Mitchell via technical knockout at 1:58 in the sixth round.
Redkach defeated Amaro via technical knockout at 1:46 in the sixth round.
Jack defeated Sujak via technical knockout in the fifth round.
Love defeated Harris via unanimous decision (40-35, 40-35, 40-35).

Showtime broadcast

As part of the television broadcast, Showtime featured former super middleweight champion and former Super Six participant Mikkel Kessler in a comeback bout against Mehdi Bouadla. Kessler won by way of TKO in the sixth round, ending a 14-month layoff. The bout was for the vacant WBO European super middleweight title.

References

  1. ^ "Fight Carl Froch -VS- Glen Johnson". Boxnews. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ Satterfield, Lem (2011-03-26). "Froch Vs Johnson Battle Heads To Atlantic City On June 4". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  3. ^ Davies, Gareth (2009-10-18). "Carl Froch defeats Andre Dirrell and claims next contest with Mikkel Kessler will be a war". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  4. ^ Slater, James (2010-04-25). "Mikkel Kessler Out-Points Carl Froch In Classic War!". Eastsideboxing. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  5. ^ "Carl Froch regains super-middleweight title". Guardian.co.uk. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  6. ^ Rafael, Dan (2011-09-29). "Glen Johnson will meet Allan Green". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  7. ^ Christ, Scott (2010-11-06). "Glen Johnson Stops Allan Green, Heads to Super Six Semifinals". BadLeftHook. Retrieved 2011-05-24.