By William Trillo
You have to hand it to Showtime for trying to move their Super middleweight Super Six Tournament to the Semi-Final round after Mikkell Kessler pulled out due to an eye injury. But as fate would have it, Carl Froch postponed his October date due to injury and that gave the promoters involved time to realize they were missing out on the money they could stuff in their pockets if the Stage 3 portion of the tournament was axed.
According to an article posted on Boxingscene by George Kimball the promoters decided they wanted to find an opponent to face Allan Green and it looks like a replacement for Kessler is days away from being announced. Get ready for Stage Three.
With the Stage 3 bouts between Froch and Abraham and another with the fighting Andre’s set to take place sometime before the end of the year, and now the Green fight, it seems pretty clear this tourney will be lucky to come to a conclusion sometime before 2012 ends…hopefully.
When I speculated way back when that this format was fraught with casualty possibilities, injuries, retirement forced beat downs, bizarre endings and greed, I never thought every single tournament delaying scenario would play out…but they did.
I guess I have to congratulate Showtime for seeing this thing through to the finish, but at this point I have to wonder if boxing fans even care about it anymore.
Raider Nation Takes A Left Hook And Goes Down
It all looked good for The Oakland Raider faithful on Sunday. With the game in its closing seconds they put their kicker Sebastian Janikowski a chip shot away from winning the game. But as soon as the ball left his foot it was clear he had hooked the chip shot wide left and The Raiders fell victim to The Arizona Cardinals. The audible collective gasp was heard up and down the California coast as their commitment to excellence currently stands at 1-2. Lock up the liquor cabinets and keep you cars in the garage, the natives are getting restless.