Carl Froch and Andre Ward were two of the unexpected finalists of the Showtime Super Six Tournament that got off the ground almost two years ago. Apparently it was meant to be, Ward and Froch in the final that supposedly will determine who is the best at 168, even if some of the original participants did not go far for one reason or the other.So there they were in New York City Tuesday afternoon. Froch the WBC Super Middleweight champion facing off with the WBA champion Andre Ward, two of the major title holders in the division at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea. It was the second of a three-day press tour in London, New York, and tomorrow in Oakland California, and for Showtime and the sport the final could not be a better match.Even if it means that the winner gets a silver cup and unofficial title as the best at 168, what is more significant is both titles are on the line. And for boxing, unifying something always means something. They say that Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on October 29th will be a sellout, and that there is more anticipation there for a fight since the last time the late Arturo Gatti fought at the historic venue.Froch expects to have the support. Similar to Ricky Hatton, he has a contingent of fans that follow him. There won’t be 40,000 or more fans at Boardwalk Hall, and that does not matter to Ward who had no objection to the final being held on the east coast. “His comfort zone is in the ring,” said Dan Goosen, Ward’s promoter. Ward and Froch fought three bouts apiece against opponents in the field in the points-based group stage of competition.It has been a tournament that many say has run its course, and perhaps it has, but   never envisioned that the final would include two champions in the 168-pound weight class. Goosen said the other major sports can’t compare to what this tournament has accomplished. Well, maybe that was putting a little extra on what Showtime has accomplished, though there is anticipation as two of the premiere fighters in the world will fight for something more significant than a silver cup.“Losing does not epitomize not being great,” said Ken Hershman Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports. Froch lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Mikkel Kessler on April 24 of last year. This has not been a normal formula to determine supremacy, nevertheless, Ward (24-0, 13 KO’s) the last US Olympic Gold Medalist from Oakland California , got to the final with a unanimous decision win over former champion Arthur Abraham on May 14th.“Froch is a competitor and wants to feel he is better and wants to win the tournament,” said Ward. “I feel the same way. I felt I had to best to take on to be here. “You need a scorecard to remember how Ward got here, and some of the original Super Six entrants were out of the picture because of injuries or via elimination. Maybe that is why Goosen and Showtime were so enthusiastic that Ward and Froch made the final.Ward defeated Kessler for the WBA championship in the first stage with a dominant win in the 11th round in November of 2009. A year later he went on to defeat Allan Green in stage 2 in his hometown of Oakland. In between the merry-go-round Kessler was gone, the undefeated Arthur Abraham was eliminated, Andre Dirrell did not continue after a loss to Ward, and Green replaced Jermain Taylor who was knocked out by Abraham in the first stage of competition.Glen Johnson, the former light heavyweight champion got the call to replace the injured Kessler and won his first bout over Green in stage 3 last November. Froch defeated Johnson with a 12-round unanimous decision on June 4th at Boardwalk Hall that got him to the final.  Yes, very confusing but it does not matter now because the final should be a good one.Froch, 28-1, 20 K0’s, sustained his only loss to Kessler, a controversial unanimous decision in Denmark. “It’s high stakes, it’s all business,” he said. There’s respect before and after,” he claimed about Ward, “But not during the fight. If there is a knockout in this fight it is coming from me, for sure. Best he can do is get, points on a decision. I’m looking to take him out.”And Showtime is hopeful, as expected, that this final showdown to determine something will be a knockout for boxing fans.E-MAIL Rich Mancuso: Ring786@aol.com