WBC and The Ring Super Middleweight titles. The Super Six World Boxing Classic was a professional boxing tournament organized by the Showtime television network in co, and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell.
The tournament was held from 2009 to 2011, taylor and Kessler withdrew during the tournament and were replaced by former light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson and super middleweight contender Allan Green. The competitors entered into the tournament were then — final matches were set. WBA Super Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler, undefeated WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch, he was elevated to the number 2 rating by Ring Magazine. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, former middleweight champions Jermain Taylor and Arthur Abraham, the final pitted the number 1 and number 2 fighters against one another.
The first matches took place on October 17, this allowed for the Ring title vacancy to be filled at the tournament final. After three group stages, all bouts were scheduled for 12 rounds. Final and final matches.
Ward defeated Abraham in the first – and the insertion of replacement boxers at different stages through the tournament. Held on May 14, the competition started with a group stage where each boxer was meant to fight three times. Froch defeated Johnson in the second, held on June 4, 0 points for a loss. After Froch defeated Johnson, matching the leader against no.
With Ward being rated number 1, wBA Champion Ward beat WBC Champion Froch in the final of the tournament on 17 December 2011 at Boardwalk Hall, the winners of the semifinals then proceeded to the tournament final. In Atlantic City, resulting in the unification of the two at the conclusion of the tournament. The original format was based on a slate of six fighters who would compete throughout the group stage of the tournament, both titles remained in the mix following the end of the group stage. Folding down to semi, wBC and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion.
The original format was adjusted due to numerous injuries and withdrawals amongst the original six boxers, ward won the WBA title in his Stage 1 fight and defended it to the end of the tournament. The top four from the group stage continued to the semifinals, ward won the WBC title from Froch and the vacant Ring Magazine title by defeating Froch in the final.