WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch will be back on British TV screens this Saturday night on ITV1. Viewers will get a chance to see last weekend’s Super Six World Boxing Classic bout with previously undefeated American prospect Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell.
The fight will be replayed on ITV1 at 11:15pm on Saturday night with the fight rounding off an action packed night for boxing fans with ITV4 kicking off a night of boxing coverage at 9pm. ITV4’s coverage will start with Showtime’s answer to HBO 24/7, FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic, a compelling new reality series that gives viewers unprecedented access into the lives and training regimes of the Super Six tournament participants. FIGHT CAMP 360° also covers the promoters that are not shy of voicing their opinions in the meeting rooms, discussing how the tournament came together and their views on the one off event.
The night will start off overseas to the O2 World Arena in Berlin, for a replay of the other Super Six tournament bout between two former World Middleweight Champs, Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor which also took place last weekend. Shortly after the fight, ITV4 will broadcast the English Welterweight title bout from the Froch – Dirrell undercard at Trent FM Arena between Adnan Amar and Tom Glover. The action then switches to ITV1 to cover Froch – Dirrell.
Froch handed the heavily-hyped Dirrell his first ever defeat in front of a sold out Trent FM Arena in Nottingham last Saturday. Froch successfully defended his title and his undefeated record intact via split decision with the Italian Massimo Barrovecchio and Belgium judge Daniel Van de Wiele awarding Froch the bout 115-112, while Mexican official Alejandro Rochin Mapula scored it 114-113 for Dirrell.
The win caps an outstanding hat-trick of victories for Froch who won the WBC title courtesy of a thriller with previously undefeated Canadian Jean Pascal, who is currently the WBC Light heavyweight Champion, before making a successful first defence Stateside with a sensational last round stoppage of former undisputed Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor. Now “The Cobra” has ended Dirrell’s unbeaten run, he’ll face the current WBA Champ Mikkel Kessler in the next round of match-ups.