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Watch Andre Ward vs Carl Froch Live Stream Online free here on Showtime and Sky Sports free. With days still left until the remarkable conclusion on the Super 6 World Boxing Classic, final contestants and world champions Andre Ward and Carl Froch assembled using camps with the Edison Ballroom in New York City to the promotion’s final press conference ahead of the teams head 100-plus miles as time goes on to Atlantic City. The ultimate will air LIVE this Saturday, Dec. 17 on SHOWTIME and Sky Sports (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
Press traveled from across the country and throughout the pond to go to today’s press conference, filling the midtown Manhattan venue with writers, photographers and cameramen. Froch arrived over fashionably late but Ward stayed poised as usual. Once on stage, the 2 men agreed that Saturday’s fight is unequivocally the battle for your super middleweight supremacy - but on little else.
Here’s what the principal participants was required to say during today’s media gathering:
Andre Ward, WBA Super Middleweight Champion
“This fight must be dubbed, ‘No Excuses.’ If Carl Froch beats me, there won’t be [any] excuses. I beat Carl Froch, there shouldn’t be any excuses. No judges, no referees, no nothing. May the very best man win.
“There’s been a great deal of talk, a lot of talk i believe. This can be my personal favorite time, when it’s time and energy to get down and showdown. Your dream is a few days away; I enjoy speak the loudest on the nights your dream. I like big moments such as this. I love big fights this way. Carl Froch is the self-proclaimed best fighter in England. I like it. I wish to fight the very best and i also wish to beat the top.
“A great deal of people keep actually talking to me about being the favored. We’re not the favourite. I still that chip on my shoulder, but that’s how we prepare. For some reason, there appears to be questions from Froch’s camp along with the media about toughness, physicality, things like that. There’s a sense that I’m looking to squeak by in this fight. You don’t squeak by fights as of this level. You're taking them and that’s some tips i expect to do.
“I’m the way that It's my job to am. I’m always such as this: firm. It is a few days away from a big fight. But again, the same as my fighting style, people will throw things available - like I’m a ‘nice guy,’ that i am. ‘He’s a family group guy,’ i am. And individuals is certain to get caught up in the press whatever they read as opposed to taking a look at me for who I will be. I’m a warrior. But people only give the warrior tag if you get cut every other fight or you’re inside a Fight of year candidate almost every other fight. But I’m enthusiast and I’m going to win something and take something. I’ve been from my family. This is actually the function of training camp, to help you get on this mode.
“Lucian Bute must fight the winner of the battle to be the better. That’s just the important thing. No disrespect to Lucian Bute but he’s fought B- and C level competition. He’s done what he was designed to; he got them out of there. But it’s like he’s preserving himself, just wanting to wait for an winner of the tournament while [Carl and I] have been investing in lots of efforts. He has to come to us. We won’t must see him.”
Carl Froch, WBC Super Middleweight Champion
‘I guarantee you you won't ever be disappointed with what the truth is on Saturday night. I'm in the best model of my entire life. It’s as elementary as that. I’ve been in the extra weight cell phone a few weeks. I feel sharp, strong, confident. Mentally and physically, I really could stop in better shape. I am aware I’m ready and i also are aware that Saturday night will be my night.
‘I’ll be trying to hit Andre Ward in the face - quite difficult and very often. Am i going to be individuals right eye or left eye or wherever his cut was? To be totally honest, no. It’s too hard to a square in . on somebody’s cranium.
‘The delay inside fight did me a favor. My trainer, Robert McCracken, also has an incredible responsibility using the Great Britain amateur boxing team preparing for the 2012 Olympics. Although have experienced to leave camp for a bit however it’s a non-issue.
“Lucian Bute isn’t even in the discussion. I am aware he’s the IBF champion however the two names on his record are Brian Magee and Glen Johnson, that’s it. He lost to some guy named Librado Andrade. He actually got KO’d. The referee picked him up up, washed his windshield 40 seconds later as well as the bell was rung and the man won on points. In my, he was knocked out. Lucian Bute needs to fight some of the top level people before they can call himself the most effective or even in the very best three in the world.”
Dan Goossen, Goossen Tutor Promotions
“Every fight can be a different level for Andre Ward. The American public will recognize his face, his faith, his clean life, his family life, loyalty plus a viciousness inside ring that I believe is an awesome experience. It’s been an honor to view him obtain the gold medal for America. On Saturday night, it will be an honor to determine him lift that cup above his head. You will find there's large amount of respect for Carl Froch though the best is yet ahead for Andre Ward.
“Thanks to SHOWTIME. I felt this tournament has been a totally direction for boxing, the one that can’t be accomplished that frequently because I don’t believe it’s uncomplicated to get six of the best fighters in different one division to pre-agree to combat the other person inside a continual tournament - win, lose or draw.”
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport
“I need to thank SHOWTIME for, without a doubt, one of the most groundbreaking boxing experience with all time. I wish we could have this in most division. Remove the politics and permit the best fight the most effective each time. Both of these guys, you can’t take your hat on them enough. They’re the final two standing from your top class field and you've got to provide respect to both guys. Whenever you take off your vests so you take off your head guards from the amateurs, you imagine nights such as this Saturday. It’s what boxing is centered on: a pair of one of the most prestigious belts in boxing at risk, the Super Six Cup and also the RING magazine belt.
“There are not many places I’d less love to be when compared to the ring with Carl Froch this Saturday night. He’s hungry. He’s stubborn. He’s motivated. He’s got the backing of our team. He’s got the backing of his family. He’s got the backing of the whole of Britain behind him. He’s Britain’s No. 1 fighter, without a doubt. And now we’re looking to perform job. That is possibility to decide to dominate boxing, not only in great britan however in the planet. This can be a fight between a couple of the top super middleweights to get the best super middleweight in the world. And it’s rarely in sport you possess an opportunity like this.”
Virgil Hunter, Ward’s Trainer
“This can be a fabulous event occurring between two great gladiators. We’re definitely proud to become part of it. I never doubted that Carl Froch is that type of opponent [who won’t quit]. We’ve got our bags packed for that ride Carl’s planning to take us on. He’s got his bag packed. He’s got his camera. He’s got most of his sightseeing things in his suitcase and he’s ready to complement on that ride - and go locations that he’s never been before. And, I believe, that as they goes along on the ride, he’ll recognize that the terrain is quite familiar to him. Andre continues to be there before. I really choose a great fight and whatever arises inside it.”
Robert McCracken, Froch’s Trainer
“Carl’s got an incredible résumé. He’s fought the very best fighters in the world. He’s a real winner. Obviously, he’s got another big fight with Andre Ward, that is an actual good fighter. You can’t get to The Final of this tournament without being an excellent fighter. But Carl Froch can be a different of fighter; he’s a real prizefighter. A few the opposite fighters [Ward’s] fought recently stopped fighting halfway over the fight whenever they realized they weren’t planning to win. They went into survival mode. I can guarantee you that Carl will fight your struggle and he will fight prior to the bitter end.”
Chris DeBlasio, Vp of Sports Communications, Showtime Networks Inc.
“The Super Six World Boxing Classic has delivered the most important divisional matchups at 168 pounds. It has accelerated the pace from which these fighters would face the very best opposition. It’s dispelled the concept one loss over a fighter’s résumé could sidetrack his career. And it’s allowed all of you inside the press, and fans worldwide, to sustain conversation about these boxers - both inside and outside the ring, whenever they were fighting when they weren’t - while they progressed with the gauntlet which is the Super Six. It’s provided a reliable diet of compelling matchups for fans possesses resulted in arguably the most significant fight in the history of the division, a battle relating to the No. 1 ranked as well as the No. 2 rank super middleweights on earth.”
The big event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Matchroom Sport and Antonio Leonard Promotions, in colaboration with Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Corona.