Showtime To Launch Boxing Reality Series


Showtime will debut a new boxing reality series Oct. 10 that will follow the lives of the fighters participating in the network's upcoming super middleweight boxing tournament.
Fight Camp 360: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic will chronicle the path of six boxers - International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (Germany); Andre Dirrell (United States); World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch (England); World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (Denmark); former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (U.S.); and Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (U.S.) - as they battle each other over the length of the tournament, according to Ken Hershman, senior vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports.
Each boxer will fight three bouts against different opponents over a nearly two-year span within the round-robin elimination tournament. The winners of each bout will receive two points, earning one point for fights ending in a draw.
The each episode of the six-part series -- produced by Showtime and NFL Films -- will air around a week prior to a tournament fight, according to Hershman. The introductory episode will outline how the tournament came about as well as chronicle the training camps of the fighters participating in the Oct. 17 doubleheader card featuring the Froch/Dirrell and Taylor/Abraham fights.
"You'll get to see in true form the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but then also the regrouping and the coming back of the fighters for the next group stage where they'll have the opportunity to continue on in the tournament," Hershman said.