Showtime FIGHT CAMP 360° Returns: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic
NEW YORK (Nov. 21, 2011) — Beginning with the return of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME® will air a bevy of programming in support of The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic between Andre Ward and Carl Froch. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch, premiere the three final installments of FIGHT CAMP 360° and replay the storied tournament’s Semifinal bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®.
Episode 10 of FIGHT CAMP 360° brings viewers back to the tournament’s kickoff photo shoot in 2009 where the six original participants speak to the magnitude of the Super Six and offer some early predictions. Fast forwarding to 2011, the FIGHT CAMP 360° crews reveal the inner workings of fight week for both Semifinal bouts. Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson share their disappointment as their respective Super Six hopes fall short. Ward and Froch, however, relish the opportunity to move forward and discuss the road ahead.
All nine previous episodes, as well as bonus features, of FIGHT CAMP 360° are available for free online at: http://sports.sho.com/#/boxing/fightcamp360/super-six.
The FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic camera crews continue to shadow Ward and Froch along their paths to The Final – from this summer’s international press tour to the fighters’ return to training camp and the cut Ward suffered during sparring that forced the postponement of the world championship unification.
For two years, FIGHT CAMP 360° has elevated behind-the-scenes sports dramas to a different level. The tireless SHOWTIME crews have revealed the most intimate moments in the lives of these boxers both in and out of the ring. As the stakes couldn’t be higher for Andre, Carl and their respective teams entering The Final, show producers indicate that the final episodes will deliver even more intensity.
To maximize viewership for the series and exposure for The Final, SHOWTIME has programmed the upcoming two episodes to immediately follow the Emmy® Award-winning premium cable staple Inside the NFL. The next edition of FIGHT CAMP 360°, Episode 10, will premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Episode 11 premieres on SHOWTIME on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, just 10 days before The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
The series finale—reliving The Final of the Super Six and capturing the tournament’s aftermath – will premiere Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:15 p.m. ET/PT. For updates from the camps of Ward and Froch, fans can follow @FightCamp360 on Twitter.
FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic – EVENING REPLAY SCHEDULE:
DATE TIME CHANNEL EPISODE #
Wednesday, Nov. 30 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 10
Thursday, Dec. 1 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 7 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 14 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Friday, Dec. 16 11 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 10
Wednesday, Dec. 7 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO (PREMIERE) 11
Wednesday, Dec. 7 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Wednesday, Dec. 14 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Friday, Dec. 16 11:30 p.m. ET/PT SHO EXTREME 11
Premiering Saturday, Dec. 3, immediately following Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko II on SHOWTIME, Staredown: Ward vs. Froch will invite fans to witness an intense conversation between the Super Six finalists. Moderated by Emmy® Award-winning, hard-hitting sports reporter Jim Gray, the short-form program will reveal the underlying tension between the world’s most talented 168-pounders as they discuss their preparations for The Final, opinions on one another and a host of other topics. In addition to multiple replays on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME, the program will be available on SHOWTIME On Demand from Dec. 4 through Dec. 18.
In conjunction with its nightly SHOWTIME Sports® block at 10 p.m., SHOWTIME EXTREME will replay both Semifinal matchups of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, including Ward’s dominant title defense over early tourney favorite Arthur Abraham and the Atlantic City slugfest between Froch and Glen Johnson.
SHO EXTREME – SUPER SIX SEMIFINAL REPLAY SCHEDULE:
DATE TIME FIGHT
Thursday, Dec. 15 10 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Abraham
Thursday, Dec. 15 11 p.m. ET/PT Froch vs. Johnson
Saturday, Dec. 17 2 p.m. ET/PT Ward vs. Abraham
Saturday, Dec. 17 3 p.m. ET/PT Froch vs. Johnson
ABOUT SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC
The inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic is a ground-breaking, six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports® featuring the class of the super middleweight (168-pound) division from around the world. All bouts in the Super Six tournament will be contested under the Unified Rules of Boxing. Each boxer fights three bouts against different opponents in the field in the points-based Group Stage of competition (Win – 2 pts with a 1-pt bonus for KO/TKO; Loss – 0 pts; Draw – 1 pt.). After the Group Stage, the four fighters with the highest point totals will advance to the single-elimination Semifinals. The winners of the Semifinal bouts will advance to the Final and fight for the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup.