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Monday, September 14, 2009

Who Will Win SHOWTIME'S Super Middleweight (168 LBS.) Tournament?

CARL FROCH
25-0, 20 KO's

ANDRE DIRRELL
18-0, 13 KO's

JERMAIN TAYLOR
28-3-1, 17 KO's

ARTHUR ABRAHAM
30-0, 24 KO's

ANDRE WARD
20-0, 13 KO's

MIKKEL KESSLER
42-1, 32 KO's

October 17
At Berlin, Germany (Showtime): Arthur Abraham vs. Jermain Taylor, 12 rounds
At Nottingham, England (Showtime):
Carl Froch vs. Andre Dirrell, 12 rounds,
for Froch's WBC super middleweight title

November 21
At Oakland, Calif. (Showtime): Mikkel Kessler vs. Andre Ward, 12 rounds,
for Kessler's WBA super middleweight title

Tournament Rules

Each fighter will have the opportunity to compete against one another in a series of scheduled twelve round bouts during the first three “Group Stages” of the tournament. There is also a point system in place:

A win is 2 points (with a 1-point bonus for a KO/TKO).

A draw is 1 point for each fighter. A loss equals 0 points.

The four highest point scorers will move on to the semifinal rounds, while the two fighters with the least point totals will be eliminated. The winners of the semifinal bouts will meet in the final round of the championship series in early 2011.

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