Super Six World Boxing Classic Standings
For WBC and WBA super middleweight titles. Each participant fights three bouts in modified round-robin group stage. Top four advance to semifinals. 2 pts for a win, 1 pt for a draw, 0 pts for a loss, 1 bonus pt for KO/TKO.
 
1Andre Ward (2-0-0) | 4 points
22-0 (13 KOs), 6-1, 168 lbs., San Francisco, Calif.
The biggest upset of the opening stage came when Ward, an Olympic gold medalist in 2004, captured Mikkel Kessler's WBA 168-pound title by technical decision. A shutout of Allan Green sealed a place in the semis.
Last: Won by UD vs. Green; Next: Andre Dirrell (TBD).
2Arthur Abraham (1-1-0) | 3 points
31-1 (25 KOs), 5-10, 168 lbs., Berlin, Germany
The former IBF middleweight champ, who vacated the belt to enter the Super Six, led the field through Group Stage 1 after a KO of Jermain Taylor. But a loss to Andre Dirrell by DQ turned the tourney on its ear.
Last: Loss by DQ 11 vs. Dirrell (Mar. 27); Next: Carl Froch (TBD).
3Carl Froch (1-1-0) | 2 points
26-1 (20 KOs), 6-0, 168 lbs., Nottingham, England
After scoring a narrow points victory over Dirrell in the opening stage, the 32-year-old Froch missed an opportunity to book a place in the semis with a controversial loss to Kessler.
Last: Lost by UD to Kessler (Apr. 24); Next: Abraham (TBD).
4Andre Dirrell (1-1-0) | 2 points
19-1 (13 KOs), 6-2, 168 lbs., Flint, Mich.
The least experienced fighter in the field, the former Olympic bronze medalist dropped a close decision to Froch in Nottingham before rebounding with an impressive showing against Abraham in Detroit.
Last: Won by DQ vs. Abraham (Mar. 27); Next: Ward (TBD).
5Allan Green (0-1-0) | 0 points
29-2 (20 KOs), 6-2, 168 lbs., Tulsa, Oklahoma
When Jermain Taylor withdrew from the tournament after losing for the fourth time in five fights, Green stepped in. But the 30-year-old remains stuck in the cellar after a lopsided loss to Ward.
Last: Lost by UD vs. Ward (June 19); Next: TBD (TBD).
--Mikkel Kessler (1-1-0) | 2 points
43-2 (32 KOs), 6-1, 168 lbs., Copenhagen, Denmark
The Dane followed up November's underwhelming performance against Ward with an inspired victory over Froch for the WBC super middleweight title. Eye injury forced withdrawal from tournament on Aug. 25.
Last: Won by UD vs. Froch (Apr. 24); Next: N/A (dropped out).
--Jermain Taylor (0-1-0) | 0 points
28-4 (17 KOs), 6-1, 168 lbs., Little Rock, Arkansas
The opening-stage defeat to Abraham -- on the heels of brutal knockout losses to Kelly Pavlik and Froch (in a non-tournament bout) -- prompted Taylor to drop out of the Super Six.
Last: Lost by KO 12 vs. Abraham (Oct. 17); Next: N/A (dropped out).
 

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