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Men’s magazine gets rare access to Carl Froch; Brook-Galarza weights

Carl Froch is on the precipice of his greatest hour and premier men’s magazine GQ has released an exclusive video with The Cobra ahead of fight night.

GQ met with the Nottingham star before he left for America and the Super Six final with Andre Ward on Saturday live on Sky Sports.

Froch fans and all boxing fans should visit http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2011-12/16/carl-froch-super-six-boxing to watch the rare footage of the two-time WBC champion.

Interspersed with clips from his journey to this weekend’s blockbuster, Froch opens up on his past, present and future as he aims to unify the WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts and cement his place as the World leader at the weight and the best boxer fighting for Britain.

“GQ have created something very special with Carl which is must-see viewing,” said Carl’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Carl is on the very edge of greatness and is now receiving the attention his talent and achievement deserves, and GQ’s footage is a great prelude to what promises to be a momentous occasion on Saturday night."

Holiday Treat as HBO's "BOXING'S BEST" Returns

It’s a holiday treat for HBO® Boxing fans. Over four consecutive nights in late December, HBO Sports® will present seven of the year’s standout fights, showcasing the biggest names in the sport.

Starting Monday, Dec. 26 at 11:00 p.m., HBO Sports will replay seven major league showdowns from this year over four consecutive nights. HBO viewers will get to revisit the most memorable, most significant and most compelling bouts that were televised on the HBO service, including an opening night tripleheader on the 26th that features the historic win by all-time great Bernard Hopkins.

The “Boxing’s Best” lineup includes:

Monday, Dec. 26 at 11:00 p.m. -- Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins II

Monday, Dec. 26 at 12:00 a.m. -- Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson

Monday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 a.m. -- Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz

Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 11:00 p.m. -- Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz

Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 12:00 a.m. -- Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III

Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 12:00 a.m. -- Alfredo Angulo vs. James Kirkland

Thursday, Dec. 29 at 11:00 p.m. -- Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II


All times are ET/PT.

*Winner’s names are in italics.

“Boxing’s Best” will be available on HBO ON DEMAND® and HBO GO®

McDERMOTT STOPS ABRAHAM IN FOUR

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (December 16, 2011)—Danny “Little Mac” McDermott thrilled an enthusiastic crowd at Schuetzen Park by scoring a fourth round stoppage over Bryan Abraham in a scheduled six round Jr. Welterweight bout that highlighted a five bout card promoted by Rich Komissar Promotions as part of the new series : Tommy Gallagher Winners Have Scars.

McDermott and Abraham traded heavy blows for much of the fight with each guy having an advantage at various times in the bout.

McDermott landed a heavy combination that sent Abraham back to the ropes and the North Bergen native jumped on his foe and the fight was stopped at 2:38 of round four.

Colombian Cruiserweight Santander Silgado opened the show with a second round destruction over Glen Williams in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Silgado dropped Williams in each frame with big right hands and the bout was stopped immediately after Williams was sent to the canvas in the second by referee Earl Morton.

Tevin Farmer of Philadelphia scored a second round stoppage over Brooklyn’s Ian James in a scheduled four round Lightweight bout.

Daniel Crabtree battered and spoiled the pro debut of crowd favorite Danny Terrill in round three of their scheduled four round Welterweight bout.

Newark’s Thomas Baldwin got off the canvas and was able to salvage a draw with Dominique Foster in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.

“This show is exactly what we had in mind when we thought up the series”, said Komissar

“McDermott fought his typical fight and gave the fans action from the opening bell. The two fighters from Ohio came in and gave terrific accounts of themselves and in the process put on great fights. This was a great night of action and we are already looking forward for our next show in New York”

FULL RESULTS

6 ROUNDS—JR. WELTERWEIGHTS—Danny McDermott (9-3-1, 4 KO’s) 144 ½ lbs of North Bergen, NJ TKO 4 (2:38) over Bryan Abraham (5-10-2) 144 ¾ lbs of Schenectady, NY

4 ROUNDS—WELTERWEIGHTS—Daniel Crabtree (2-3, 2 KO’s) 147 lbs of Hilliard, OH TKO 3 (1:18) over Danny Terrill (0-1) 148 lbs of Farmingdale, Long Island

4 Rounds—MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Thomas Baldwin (2-0-2) 155 ¼ lbs of Newark, NJ SPLIT DRAW with Dominique Foster (0-0-1) 156 lbs of Hilliard, OH…scores were 38-37 each way and 38-38

4 ROUNDS—LIGHTWEIGHTS—Tevin Farmer (3-2-1, 1 KO) 133 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 2 (0:23) over Ian James (1-2) 135 lbs of Brooklyn, NY

6 ROUNDS—CRUISERWEIGHTS—Santander Silgado (19-0, 17 KO’s) 206 ¼ lbs of Monteria, Colombia TKO 2 (2:51) over Glen Williams (7-6-1) 208 lbs of Houston, TX

Ward-Froch official weights results

* * OFFICIAL WEIGHTS * *

CARL FROCH (167 1/2 lbs) vs. ANDRE WARD (168 lbs)

KELL BROOK (148 lbs) vs. LUIS GALARZA (147 1/2 lbs)

CORNELIUS WHITE (173 lbs) vs. YORDANIS DESPAIGNE (174 1/2 lbs)

EDISON MIRANDA (175 lbs) vs. KARIZ KARIUKI (174 1/2 lbs)

DONNELL HOLMES (226 lbs) vs. BOWIE TUPOU (242 lbs)

DANIEL LUGO (152 1/2 lbs) vs. BOYD MELSON (155 1/2 lbs)

JOHN LENNOX (224 1/2 lbs) vs. JEREMIAH WITHERSPOON (TBA lbs)

Tickets for SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC FINAL and live undercard are priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com and doors for the event open at 5 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.

Article posted on 16.12.2011



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