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Anthony Dirrell Denies Chavez Jr.'s Claim of Fight in November

Last weekend, former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) revealed on social media that he's returning to the ring on November 11 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.

According to Chavez, he was scheduled to face former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) at the full division limit of 168-pounds.

But Dirrell has come out and denied Chavez's information.

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Dirrel told his local Michigan paper, Mlive, that he is NOT fighting Chavez Jr. in November.

"Don't believe that," Dirrell said.

Dirrell was scheduled to face Callum Smith and then David Benavidez for the vacant WBC 168-pound title. He withdrew with an injury. Benavidez now holds the belt after recently defeating Ronald Gavril.

Dirrell has now won two in a row, including his last two by knockout, since losing his title by way of a twelve round decision to Badou Jack in 2015.

He's already set a goal of when he wants to retire and plans to win another world title before that.

"I've already set a goal to retire at 34 or 35, and I just feel like it's the right time. "It's sad, but all good things will come to an end at some time. I want to be champion one more time, and I think I will do that."

Back in May at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Chavez Jr. drained himself down to catch-weight of 164.5-pounds for an all-Mexican showdown with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who moved up from 155-pounds. Chavez Jr. took a beating in the fight from start to finish and appeared to have no energy.

After that loss, Chavez revealed that he he basically starved himself to make the weight, as there was a stiff penalty of $1 million for every pound he was over in the contest. It was Chavez's lowest weight since September 2012, when he fought as a middleweight.

Prior to the loss to Canelo, Chavez had fought in the super middleweight limit and defeated tough German contender Dominik Britsch last fall in Mexico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-23-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Dirrell was probably just projecting ahead for when he cancels the fight. Gotta keep the family tradition going, eh? LOL! Yep. Definitely. Wacko uncle and 2…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-23-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18080517]Yup! You have to ask yourself what kind of POS MAN or mouse would defend this SHT bag SUCKER punching family. That jumps PAYING fans that boo him for fkn QUITTING in the ring??? Then the SNAKE uncle LEON slithers…

Comment by paulf on 09-23-2017

Dirrell always find new ways to be disliked and ignored. He's great at it.

Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 09-23-2017

So in other words Chavez Jr. drained himself for a paycheck? I don't even know if he was in it to win or simply took the fight for the money. Chavez Jr. has been disappointing as of late. I wouldn't…

Comment by OmarRueben on 09-23-2017

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18080197]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Dirrell was probably just projecting ahead for when he cancels the fight. Gotta keep the family tradition going, eh? LOL! Yep. Definitely. Wacko uncle and 2 quitter fighters. And I'm sure there are…

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