Tomorrow/Saturday on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) and Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) will clash for Kessler’s WBA 168-pound title in the first Super Six World Boxing Classic Group Stage 1 bout for each boxer. The scheduled 12-rounder will emanate from the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Check out the fighter weights and photos!
- Andre Ward Weigh In: 166.5 lbs
- Mikkel Kessler Weigh In: 167 lbs
Clearly neither fighter had problems making weight, so we are all good to go for this weekend’s final Group 1 match in the Super Six Tournament. The winner of this bout enters Group Stage 2 as the favorite to win the competition, although Arthur Abraham has also made a strong case for himself being included in that list as well. Will the Americans finally get into the win column or will another former U.S. Olympic boxer fall to a European champion?
Kessler-Ward is the first Super Six fight on American soil. The Europeans held serve in the opening Group Stage 1 fights Oct. 17 on SHOWTIME, Arthur Abraham knocking out Jermain Taylor and Carl Froch outpointing Andre Dirrell in Germany and England, respectively.
See all of the Kessler vs. Ward Weigh In Photos Here!
Tickets for tomorrow’s event are available at the Oracle Arena Box office, online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or through Ticketmaster outlets at the following outlets: select Macy’s stores and select Ritmo Latino stores. All information can be obtained at www.ticketmaster.com.
The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Sauerland Event in association with Antonio Leonard Productions. Doors open at 4 p.m. PT. The first non-televised fight is at 5 o’clock.
The referee for Kessler-Ward is Jack Reiss of California. Judges are Micheal Hook of Sweden, Stanley Christodoulou of South Africa and Steve Morrow of California.
Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME