Glen Johnson is the latest boxer to
join the injury-hit Super Six. The super-middleweight tournament has previously
been rocked by the withdrawals of Jermain Taylor and Mikkel Kessler.
It was widely expected that Allan
Green, who replaced Taylor, would be dropped and the final round of group stage
matches would be upgraded to semi-finals. But organisers Showtime have
confirmed Johnson will replace Kessler and face Green on 6 November in Las
Jamaican-born Johnson, who joins
Green on zero points, said: “I want to thank Showtime for including me in their
Super Six tournament.
Johnson, 41, has not boxed at
super-middleweight since 2000. But the Road Warrior insists he will have no problem
dropping down from light-heavyweight. He said: “I typically weigh in at 172lbs
for my light-heavyweight fights. I will have no trouble making the 168lbs limit
as a super-middleweight.”
Andre Ward, who tops the table with
four points, faces good friend Andre Dirrell in their final group stage match
on 27 November, while Carl Froch goes into his bout with Arthur Abraham on the
same day knowing he needs a victory to guarantee a place in the semis. The two
members of the Super Six with the lowest point totals will be eliminated.