Andre Dirrell held a workout for the media in Nottingham earlier today ahead of this Saturday’s Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown with WBC Super Middleweight Champ Carl Froch at the Trent FM Arena.
The title challenger spoke about a few topics during a media roundtable after the workout.
On fighting Froch for the WBC World Super Middleweight title:
“I want that belt, that's my sole mission and I plan on taking it back to America. I can't wait to get in that ring and shine and show the world what I can do.”
On the Super Six tournament:
“You got all the stars and you can't ask for more that that. You got four World Champions, you got four undefeated fighters and all six of us in this tournament have the will to win, to bring something new to the game and become superstars. This tournament holds the cream of the crop and a star will emerge and I believe that star is going to be me.”
On his tip for reaching the Super Six final:
“I favour Mikkel Kessler to get to the final, I don't favour him to beat me of course, I don't favour anybody to beat me.”
On jetlag following his arrival and fighting against Froch at 2am in the morning:
“I'm feeling good. I'm not worried about the jetlag because the fight is going to be at 2am here which is 9pm back in the States and that's the time I'm used to fighting at anyway. I’ve adjusted my schedule while I’m here to work out to those times so I’ll be doing my workouts this week at 2am in the morning.”
On the remainder of fight week:
“Everything's done. The hard work is done and I'm in the best shape I can possibly be in so this is cool down week.”
The bout will be screened live on pay per view in the UK and Ireland on new satellite channel Primetime (Sky channel 480) as part of a knockout Super Six tournament double header from Nottingham and Berlin. The tournament officially kicks off in Germany when former marquee Middleweight Champs Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor clash at The O2 World Arena in Berlin before the action moves to Froch’s hometown and the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham.
To watch the opening night of the Super Six tournament on Primetime (Sky channel 480) call 0871 200 4444 (+448702 416 666 from the Republic of Ireland) or see http://www.primetimelive.co.uk. The event is available at a special price of £12.95 until 24 hours before the fight after which it will then increase to £14.95.
Tickets for Froch V Dirrell are available from the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham Box Office priced £30, £45, £125 and £250. To purchase tickets call the Box Office on 08444 124 624 or visit www.trentfmarena.co.uk. Tickets are also available from Ticketline on 0844 888 4402 or via www.hennessysports.com.
For more information on the Super Six World Boxing Classic including exclusive videos, photography, expert analysis from Al Bernstein and Steve Farhood, and much more please visit www.WorldBoxingClassic.com or visit http://www.hennessysports.com/worldboxingclassic.htm.