With Mayweather vs Pacquiao off - Attention turns to SHOWTIME's Super Six Tournament
By Jamie Hooper (Jan 22, 2010) DoghouseBoxing  
With the Floyd Maywather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight currently demonstrating all the bad aspects of boxing, I am now going to turn my attention to one of the best things to happen to boxing in a long time, SHOWTIME's Super Six Tournament.

The first round of the tournament didn’t go quite as I had foreseen. Carl Froch won his fight against Andre Dirrell, which could have gone either way. Froch maybe edged the fight by shear determination, but Dirrell came out looking
the more skillful fighter. I did agree with the judges though... Dirrell didn’t do enough to take the title off the champ.

Jermain Taylor came out against Arthur Abraham looking lively and sharp. However Abraham didn’t look troubled by Taylor. Abraham looked very confident and controlled. The knock out looked like it could have ended Taylor's involvement in the tournament... and with Taylor's recent announcement that he was pulling out of the tournament... it looks like it did.

And finally, the biggest upset for me was watching Mikkel Kessler loosing to Andre Ward. This is because I had Kessler picked as tournament favorite. Kessler hasn’t looked good since Joe Calzaghe and looked awful against Ward.

What’s in store for stage 2?

Carl Froch V Mikkel Kessler

If it wasn’t for Kessler looking so bad in his last few outings, this would have been my pick of the three. In saying that redemption is a good motivator. Kessler has a chance to be a world champion again and do it on home soil. However I'm going to say that Kessler has lost it and I expect Froch to power his way to his second close victory

Favorite Carl Froch

Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell

This is the sort of fight I find intriguing. Abraham has the power and intimation factor. Andre Dirrell has the slick boxing skills. Dirrell has suffered his first defeat and he will want to make a massive statement with this one. He will have to stay concentrated for all 12 rounds. If he does I believe he has enough skill to stay away from Abraham and get a points win.

Favorite Andre Dirrell

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