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Andre Dirrell: Carl Froch is Number One on My Hit List!

By Luis Sandoval

Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell is targeting November for his first fight under his new promotional banner TMT Promotions and also his first fight this year. Dirrell was last seen in the ring eight months ago on December 31st when he disposed of Darryl Cunningham in a mere 2 rounds.

BoxingScene.com reported on Sunday that a date of November 17th is being discussed, possibly against WBA interim-champion Brian Magee on Showtime.

Dirrell was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab to talk about his comeback trail and plans.

Inactivity has plagued Dirrell but he’s eager to step back in the ring and make a run for his first world title in the Super Middleweight division. While Dirrell would like nothing more than to mix it up with the big names of his division, he also understands a tune up or two are in order considering the long layoff. There’s also a name in particular he’d like to tangle with should he get the opportunity.

“We all need that tune up. I’m going on 8 months, it’s a long time. Of course I’ll need another tune up [but] if it’s a big fight then it’s a big fight. I would love for my tune up to be Kelly Pavlik but I know he’s not really thinking about me right now. I know he’s not but if I could fight Kelly Pavlik my very next fight, I would love that man” Dirrell would tell The Boxing Lab.

Pavlik entered the Super Middleweight division not too long ago and he’s been looking for a high profile fight so Dirrell might just fight the bill and the fight could be a real possibility.
Another name, and one that has been a thorn in Dirrell’s side, is current IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch who handed Dirrell his first and only defeat in 2009 in the first round of the Super Six Tournament. It’s a fight Dirrell has always said he’d like to have again since he felt he didn’t get a fair decision in Froch’s hometown of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

“Froch is definitely number one on my hit list!” said an animated Dirrell.
When speaking of him now, Dirrell doesn’t dwell on the decision he always felt was questionable but rather pays Froch a few compliments.

“He has a great attitude about the sport. He has a mean attitude; you can’t do nothing but really respect that. Froch is a hell of a fighter. He’s lost the championship twice and he’s gained it twice. He’s always on his game” said Dirrell.

But don’t let the kind words fool you. Dirrell still very much wants to get Froch in the ring along with the rest of the pack that make up the division.

“I’m looking for Bute. I’m looking for Froch, Kessler, I’m looking for them all. Throw the names out there and I’m ready to go get them” declared the Flint, MI native.

Dirrell will be training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club gym in Las Vegas, NV and will try to put not only the Super Middleweight division, but also the world on notice once again when he makes his return and has The Money Team behind him.

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 HazeAnatomy on 08-20-2012

Froch got his A** Kicked the last time him and Dirrell stepped in the ring. He got a gift because they fought in England. I Had that fight scored 116-112. For those who say he doesnt deserve a shot at…

Comment by -Mustang- on 08-20-2012

:lol1: Dirrel's first instinct is the same as an italian striker ... fall down and hope the ref takes your side ... he doesn't deserve a rematch vs froch yet, first fight someone decent and not try to cry your…

Comment by shade darkar on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=PrinceNaz88;12439955]Dirrell does not deserve a shot at Froch.[/QUOTE] he does just for the fact that he was jobbed in nottingham. froch had just been schooled by ward and he got a shot at another champ.

Comment by WESS on 08-20-2012

I can see Dirrell fighting on the undercard of Floyd's next fight. We won't see Dirrell vs Pavlik as I can see Bob Arum having issues with it. Dirrell vs Kessler would be a good one with the winner getting…

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 08-20-2012

Dirrell does not deserve a shot at Froch.

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