Advertisement
Advertisement

Andre Dirrell Believes Andre Ward Collision Will Happen

By Luis Sandoval

Andre Dirrell’s early exit from the Super Six Tournament in 2010 prevented us from seeing some possible matchups between him and the other elite fighters of the division. Dirrell suffered a head injury that put him out of commission for over a year when his opponent Arthur Abraham struck him will he was down and defenseless in their fight in the 2nd leg of the tournament.

One of the most anticipated matchups was Andre Dirrell versus Andre Ward in a fight that would’ve pitted the two best undefeated American Super Middleweight contenders against each other. With Dirrell’s departure from the tournament, the scheduled fight between the two never took place.

Dirrell was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab and spoke about a fight with him and Ward still being a possibility.

“No question. Andre Ward is at the top. He’s the tip. So ultimately that’s what everybody wants to see. I definitely want that fight to happen one day. I believe that fight will happen one day and I’m just building up until it does man,” said Dirrell.

The two former 2004 Olympians have taken different paths in their careers since the Super Six Tournament. Ward went on to win his first world title and ultimately won the entire tournament while Dirrell’s injury stalled his career and put him on ice for the better part of the last 2 and half years.

But now with Dirrell making his return and signing to TMT Promotions under Floyd Mayweather Jr and rapper 50 Cent, he now has a chance to get to that same level Ward is currently at. He understands he needs to build himself up but it’s only a matter of time before they finally meet in the ring.

“We’re two great friends. I’ve always respected him, he’s always respected me. Our styles just fit. It’s really a must see. So it’s definitely something I want to happen and it’s definitely something I believe will happen”.

You can listen to Andre Dirrell’s interview in its entirety by listening to The Boxing Lab podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/3505313

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by horaceharter on 08-19-2012

Dirrell has no career his head hurts. Abraham brought down the wrath on Dirrell like an avenging angel. My man Abe.:yeah:

Comment by boxingfeind on 08-18-2012

I think Dirrel would beat Ward if they fought but i don`t think Ward and Dirrel really want to fight eachother cause they are friends. And i don`t buy this Dirrel is mentally weak crap,that something made up by the…

Comment by Lorily on 08-18-2012

The writer said that the fight was anticipated as two undefeated American fighters fighting each other.... Problem is though, even if the fight were to have happened when it was supposed to, it still wouldn't have been two UNDEFEATED fighters.…

Comment by Michael Paine on 08-18-2012

[QUOTE=The Gambler1981;12434587]Dirrell is still one of the more likely guy that could defeat Ward, watch the issues Dawson gives Ward and Dirrell has the same things going for him except he is probably better at it. Please explain to me…

Comment by larryusa on 08-18-2012

i thought it was suppose to happen already

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero Golovkin's Coach: We'd Fight Andre Ward, But He Can't Make 168 Frank Warren Smiles: Chris Eubank Jr. Can't Run Away This Time! Hernandez Will Head Back To 154 After Stunning Alfredo Angulo Hammer Backs Klara Svensson To Defeat Mikaela Lauren Daniela Bermudez Stuns Mariana Juarez in Mexico City Shields Leaves Door Open For Third Olympic Gold in 2020 Mayweather: They Ask a Thousand Times - I'm NOT Coming Back! Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement