Weigh ins for Froch vs Johnson, Kessler vs Bouadla fights

June 4, 2011 No Comments

Good thing the gentleman on the far left wasn't in the tournament or both boxers would have been in trouble.

Friday, the weigh-ins for the four fighters who will compete Saturday on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) went off without a snag as all four made weight.

In Atlantic City, WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (left, in photos) tipped the scale at 167 1/2 pounds while former world titleholder Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson weighed 166 1/2 pounds.


At the weigh-in, Glen Johnson (left) checks out the gloves that will be used on Saturday.

Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) in an eagerly awaited Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal from Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Froch came in a half-pound under the division limit while Johnson was 1 1/2  pounds under the limit.

Keeping a watchful eye on the Super Six Trophy, Andre Ward was also for the weigh-in. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

An interested observer at the proceedings was unbeaten WBA 168-pound  champion Andre Ward, who will face the winner of the Froch-Johnson bout in the Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.

Carl Froch's girlfriend, Rachael Cordingley (left), was also asked to step on the scale, but she declined. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime








Carl Froch’s girlfriend Rachael Cordingley was on hand for a photo with her man.

On Friday in Denmark, Mikkel Kessler (right, in photo) weighed in at 166.4 pounds and Mehdi Bouadla (left) weighed 166. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

The Froch-Johnson 12-rounder will be preceded on the telecast by a scheduled 10-round bout, same-day delayed broadcast, from Denmark of the fight between ex-world champion Mikkel Kessler (43-2, 32 KOs) and world-rankedMehdi Bouadla (23-3, 11 KOs).


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