Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham’s Super-Middleweight Super-Six contest has become even more significant.
The reason is the news that the bout will be for Mikkel Kessler’s WBC super-middleweight title.
After Kessler had to withdraw with an eye injury in August, his opponent Allan Green is already a substitute for the retired Jermain Taylor.
It has now been decided that the remaining two contests with be two semi-finals, with the victors meeting in a winner take all final.
33-year-old Carl Froch’s bout with Arthur Abraham in Monaco on October 2nd will now be for Mikkel Kessler’s WBC Title.
Froch vs Kessler
Ironically, when the pair met last April in Denmark, Kessler took it from Froch.
Kessler, 31, has allowed the title to be on the line, stipulating that he has the first crack at the Super-Six tournament winner in late 2011.
The other bout between Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell will take place the week before Froch vs Abraham.
And being for the WBA super-middleweight title, the final bout early in 2011 will be a WBC/WBA unification bout.
The Unified Super-Six, WBC, and WBA Super-Middleweight Champion will meet Mikkel Kessler in late summer 2011.
The venue is likely to be Madison Square Garden in New York.