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Ward vs. Froch Super Six Final tickets on sale this Friday; Jamie Cox vs. Obodai Sai on 9/9

OAKLAND, Calif. (August 23, 2011) - Two years in the making, The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic between World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Andre Ward and his World Boxing Council (WBC) counterpart Carl Froch is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Tickets for this monumental event go on sale this Friday, Aug. 26th at the Boardwalk Hall box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The winner of the high stakes 12-rounder will claim super middleweight supremacy, both world championship belts, The Ring magazine championship and the coveted Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.

"This is what we, as fighters, dream of," said Ward. "It's what we fight for. This one is for all the marbles. This is the kind of fight you have to fight - and win - in order to be considered 'great.'"

Said Froch: "The Final is what a top sport is all about; we have the two best fighters facing off for it all. That's what this tournament has delivered."

Tickets are priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50. The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona. For further information and fight card updates, visit www.goossentutor.com.

View the Ward-Froch Super Six highlight video by clicking on the image below.

ABOUT SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC

The Finalists of the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic, Andre Ward and Carl Froch each fought three bouts against different opponents in the field in the points-based Group Stage of competition. Following the Group Stage, the top four fighters advanced to the single-elimination Semifinals. Ward was ranked No. 1 in points with 6; Froch in second place with 4. Ward defeated Germany's Arthur Abraham (No. 4) and Froch defeated Glen Johnson (No. 3) in the Super Six Semifinals in the spring to advance to The Final.

Jamie Cox vs. Obodai Sai on September 9th

Swindon star Jamie Cox headlines Frank's Warren's first show of the new season on the promoter's annual DebRA charity show on Friday 9th September at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

This will be Warren's sixth Fight Night in support of DebRA that has helped raised millions of pounds for the national charity that works on behalf of people in the UK that are affected by the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Cox, 24, was a top amateur who won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and has racked up an unbeaten record of 15 wins in the professional ranks.

He challenges for the first title in his career when he tackles tough Ghanaian Obodai Sai, the current Commonwealth Light-Middleweight Champion, live on Sky Sports.

"I'm ecstatic that I'm going for my first professional title and it's going to be the first of many," said Cox.

"Like all fighters from Ghana, Obodai is going to be tough hard guy throwing plenty of punches and it's going to be a good test for me, which is what I need to get the best out of me,"

"I'm treating him as a world champion and that I'm fighting for the world title on the night."

He added, "This is my second time on a DebRA Fight Night show and it's an honour that Frank has put me on as the main event this time,"

"I give my full support to the charity after seeing all the work that they do for sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa,"

The show will also feature unbeaten Irish super-featherweight talent Stephen Ormond in an eight-rounder, plus undefeated welterweight prospect George Michael Carmen from Slough in a six-rounder.

The black-tie dinner is always a sell out, and attended by celebrities as well as some of boxing's biggest names.

Further information on table packages and sponsorship opportunities can be found at: www.debra.org.uk

KNOCKOUT ARTIST ESCALERA LOOKING TO PUT ANOTHER FOE TO SLEEP AUGUST 27TH IN ATLANTIC CITY

On Saturday, August 27th, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to the beautiful Tropicana Ballroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City with co-featured headliners, Vinny Maddalone and Shamone Alvarez. Before those featured bouts take place, Star Boxing's hard hitting undefeated super middleweight prospect, Jason "Monstruo" Escalera (11-0, 10KO's) will look to produce some early fireworks on the undercard when he takes on fellow knockout artist Mickey Scarborough (6-3, 6KO's) in a six round super middleweight showdown.

Escalera, who hails from Union City, NJ, is an exciting prospect, with concussive power in either hand. After winning the 2007 NJ Golden Gloves, Escalera turned pro on February 9th, 2008 and scored the first of his so far ten career knockouts, dropping his opponent three times before the referee called a halt to the contest in the very first round. Escalera would have three more fights in 2008, winning all three by knockout.

In 2009 and 2010 Escalera picked up six more victories, five by knockout. Escalera was undefeated and starting to make some noise along the east coast, but he wasn't being kept as active as he wanted. One problem was that it was becoming harder and harder for Escalera to secure opponents. Luckily late in 2010, Escalera's power and exciting style caught the eye of promoter Joe DeGuardia. DeGuardia officially signed Escalera earlier this spring, and the super middleweight prospect rewarded his new promoter with a devastating 2nd round TKO in his Star Boxing debut on May 5th. Now Escalera looks to turn in an equally as impressive performance when he meets Scarborough on August 27th at the Tropicana. The fight on the 27th will be Escalera's third at the Tropicana and fourth in Atlantic City as a pro.

"What makes Jason so exciting is that he has that type of power, that at any instant he can end a fight in devastating fashion," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. "He is such a nice likeable kid outside of the ring, but once he laces up those gloves, he really lives up to his nickname, and turns into a Monster (Monstruo is the Spanish word for Monster). We are excited to be featuring him on August 27th, and looking forward to watching him as he continues to improve and move up the ranks of the super middleweight division."

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-20 [0.7642585551330798] 00 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100 and $200. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by going directly online to Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Tropicana North Tower Box Office or by phone at (609) 340-4000. Doors for the event will open at 7:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 8:00PM. All action will take place in the Tropicana Showroom. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.

Article posted on 23.08.2011



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