By Chris LaBate
Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (19-1, 13KOs) makes his return on Friday night against Darryl Cunningham (24-2, 10KOs) at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. It will be Dirrell's first fight since suffering an injury in his disqualification win over Arthur Abraham in March 2010.
Dirrell is another boxer with great interest in facing IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24KOs). Like his good friend Andre Ward, Dirrell isn't impressed with Bute's undefeated record.
"I want him as well man. He’s a protected fighter. He’s a champion, no doubt. He has great hand-speed, he has great foot-speed—he’s a good boxer. But we all know he’s in there with B and C+ fighters. You know, he has not been in that ring with tough competition," said Dirrell to boxinginsider.com. “