The Carl Froch-Andre Ward super-middleweight championship fight is staying in Atlantic City.
Caesars Entertainment consultant Ken Condon told The Press of Atlantic City Tuesday morning that the 12-round final of Showtime's Super Six tournament will be held Dec. 17 at Boardwalk Hall.
"It's only fitting that we finish up a terrific year of boxing in Atlantic City with a fight that could wind up as the fight of the year," Condon said in a phone interview.
Froch (WBA champion) and Ward (WBC) were originally scheduled to fight Oct. 29 at Boardwalk Hall, but was postponed last week after Ward suffered a cut while sparring at his home gym in Oakland, Calif. Ward received seven stitches for a cut above his right eye.
Condon, promoters Dan Goossen (Ward) and England-based Matchroom (Froch) and Showtime officials worked together to find a new date and reconfigure a deal that would allow the bout to remain at Boardwalk Hall.
The arena will be configured to seat 5,500, but will likel be expanded, based on encouraging early ticket sales.
Froch (28-1, 20 KOs), a native of Nottingham, England, is extremely popular in Great Britain. Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) has a strong West Coast following.
Froch-Ward will be the second of two major fights at Boardwalk Hall in the next three months.
On Saturday night, middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KOs) will make his fourth appearance in Atlantic City when he takes on England's Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs) in a 12-round bout that will be shown on HBO Championship Boxing.