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Old 11-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Where would Andre Ward be in his career today

If it wasn't for the Super Six tournament?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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Oakland.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Oakland.

Well, he was there during the entire tournament anyway so it goes without saying.

Point is, these tournaments are clearly good for boxing and the boxers. You look at guys like Froch and Ward and that tournament was the making of them, even with a couple losses. Came into the tournament as a relative unknown and left as a P4P contender.

It sorted the wheat from the chaff.

We need more Super Six.
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He'd still be no.1 SMW. He'd have had a few different fights against lesser opposition but would still have ended up fighting Kessler and Froch not long after.

The tournament was a fantastic idea but it could have been a hell of a lot better. The fights shouldn't have been any longer than 4/5 months apart seeing as it was a collective tournament promotion and not an individual PPV thing. I don't think Dirrell should have been allowed to get away so easy (although, I don't think we've missed much given his lack of activity since), and I suppose the rest was just a bit unfortunate with injury/retirement.

LWW, WW, LMW or MW would all be good for the tournament treatment I reckon. Sadly however, I can't see it happening due to promoters being so over-protective of their little cash cows. I think super six was a one off....
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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The Super Six made Ward, it gave him legitimacy and exposure he would never have managed to have acquired on his own. He might not even have got Kessler or Froch to come out of Europe to fight him, he'd probably have to have chased after Bute for a shot at the IBF Title, and he'd never have been able to fight the champions with home-town/home-nation advantages he had in that tournament.
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