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Anthony Dirrell Eyes Andre Ward Showdown In '12

By Ryan Burton

Boxingscene recently caught up with undefeated super middleweight Anthony Dirrell. The Flint, Michigan native takes on Renan St. Juste on December 2nd on the latest edition of ShoBox. 

The fight is a WBC eliminator to determine Carl Froch's mandatory challenger. Ward of course has his WBA title on the line when he faces Carl Froch on December 17th in the Super Six finals. 

Dirrell hopes to make the jump from prospect status to contender status after his upcoming fight. He told Boxingscene that regardless of the outcome of the Ward-Froch fight that he hopes to enjoy a big 2012 campaign. 

"2012 is going to be my year. In 2012 I will be fighting for a world title." 

Dirrell's trainer Leon Lawson shares his fighter's sentiments and believes that a fight against Ward is imminent. 

"Its an eliminator to face Ward [should he beat Froch] so we expect to fight him.  Anthony is ready for a title shot," said Lawson.  
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turbotime on 11-29-2011

Well, at least one of the Dirrell's has a set of nuts.

Comment by sd southpaw on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=Drunk Punch;11484388]So he keeps climbing up the rankings but when's he going to fight a name?[/QUOTE] exactly what i was thinking DP.i like his story and all but he been talking real loose lately.he should fight sakia bika so we…

Comment by Evil Abed on 11-28-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11485661]Some people obviously can't tell the difference between Andre Dirrell and Anthony Dirrell. :smashfrea[/QUOTE] Yep. People need to read and think. There's a difference.

Comment by GoogleMe on 11-28-2011

hmm. He is not worth it.

Comment by 1chase on 11-28-2011

2012 will be a great year for both Andre and Anthony Dirrell. It's not too late to jump on the bandwagon.

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