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Andre Dirrell vs. Ossie Duran on April 12th, ESPN FNF

By Keith Idec

Andre Dirrell will return to the ring April 12 in a 10-round super middleweight fight against Ossie Duran.

The Dirrell-Diran fight will be broadcast as the main event of an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” broadcast. Vinny Scolpino, Duran’s adviser, said the site of the fight has not been determined.

The 29-year-old Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs), of Flint, Mich., most recently fought Feb. 2, when he out-pointed Ghana’s Michael Ggenga (14-7, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision in a 10-rounder. The 35-year-old Duran (28-10-2, 11 KOs), also a native of Ghana, most recently out-pointed journeyman Joshua Snyder (9-8-1, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision in a six-rounder Oct. 13 in Newark, N.J.

The Paterson, N.J., resident has competed exclusively as a junior middleweight and middleweight, but Scolpino said he “didn’t hesitate” to make his super middleweight debut against Dirrell, a championship-caliber southpaw whose lone loss was a split-decision defeat to Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) in October 2009. That 12-round fight for Froch’s WBC super middleweight title was contested in Nottingham, England, Froch’s hometown.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 03-06-2013

Gary Russell Jr. and this fool is only in this sport to pay their rent.

Comment by jayjames616 on 03-06-2013

[QUOTE=b morph;13115823]everyone needs a confidence booster, I say this is one of those....FNF hosts a lot of well known boxers....Zab fought on there a year or two ago, Lamont Peterson fought Holt, Glen Johnson even if it was past his…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 03-06-2013

This dudes career is going no where... What a shame!!!

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 03-06-2013

I might go see this if its in Michigan. I have no problem with this fight hopefully its his last stay busy type fight. FNF will be good for him.

Comment by b morph on 03-06-2013

everyone needs a confidence booster, I say this is one of those....FNF hosts a lot of well known boxers....Zab fought on there a year or two ago, Lamont Peterson fought Holt, Glen Johnson even if it was past his prime,…

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