Over the weekend Showtime premiered their latest 360 Fight Camp, which gives a great behind the scenes look at the Super Six Boxing Classic. Giving the recent rash of injuries and withdrawals, this episode was quite insightful regarding the latest information on tournament newcomer Glen Johnson, Andre Dirrell’s post-concussion issues, and Carl Froch vs. Arthur Abraham.
When you watch this, it becomes a wonder how these guys have been able to keep this tournament going. The contract issues and injuries have caused a strain on everyone from the promoters and network executives, to the fighters themselves.
Regarding its TV appeal, Showtime’s 360 Fight Camp holds a storyline advantage over HBO’s 24/7 by the fact they have so many fighters to advance storylines on. Other notable points of interest:
– Glen Johnson faces a $30,000 penalty for every pound over the 168 limit
– Carl Froch’s trash talk on Arthur Abraham’s last fight, and his reaction to body punches
– The Ward-Dirrell controversy