The final match of the Super Six World Boxing Classic is set for October 29 in Atlantic City and the promotional tour is officially underway. The two fighters started their promotion of the bout with a press conference in London, in which Froch worked to get in Ward's head a bit:
"I have not been impressed with Andre and his level of opposition. Look at his record. He's fought good fighters but not at the level where we are now. The only opponent that is up there on his record is Mikkel Kessler. And I watched that fight. I didn't care for it, to be honest. I didn't like that Mikkel had to travel with his title only to have Andre throwing his head around in there, causing the cuts and such.
"On Oct. 29, as long as it's a clean, fair fight I am not worried about Ward. He has no power whatsoever. And his hand speed, sure it's fast, but even he'll tell you it's not as fast as Andre Dirrell's. And I handled Dirrell quite easily."
Ward enters the fight as a fairly sizable favorite with the oddsmakers. Froch is more experienced, but Andre Ward has spent the last two years turning the Super Six into his coming out party. At the same time, he's fought all his fights in California and will have something to prove when he heads east to fight a savvy veteran in Froch.
The promotional tour will continue on Tuesday in New York and wrap up Wednesday in Oakland. Both NYC and Oakland will be streamed live, and the Oakland press conference will be open to the public. Fans looking to attend can head to Oakland City Hall Plaza on 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza. The press conference will start at 11:30am.
In the meantime, here's some video of Dan Goossen discussing Andre Ward: