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Anthony Dirrell Injured in Motorcycle Crash, Out For Six

by David P. Greisman

Super-middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell has been injured in a motorcycle crash, according to tweets from his brother, Andre Dirrell, on Friday evening.

“Feeling very sick about the news I’ve received today,” Andre Dirrell wrote. “My little brother, Anthony Dirrell, has got into a motorcycle accident.

“I just got news that surgery went smoothly but he’ll be out for six months,” Andre wrote. “I ask that you pray for him in this time of need.

“It’ll be a very hard time for him and I would love if his fans can keep him lifted! Though the WBC shot is off, I pray he can get through it mentally!”

Anthony Dirrell, 27, spent nearly two years out of the sport between 2006 and 2008 while battling lymphoma. He last fought in December, defeating Renan St. Juste via technical knockout in a win that won him a shot at the World Boxing Council’s 168-pound title. The victory brought his record to 24-0 with 21 knockouts.

Leon Lawson, Dirrell's uncle, told Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com that he believes Dirrell broke a leg and an arm.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-12-2012

why don't these dopes stay off these things...look @ Chico...

Comment by Check on 05-12-2012

That sucks, especially considering how his career has gone and was about to go.

Comment by Light_Speed on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=frosty-g;12117435]thinking evidently isn't your strong point. try [B]finding out[/B] in future, look up some numbers.[/QUOTE] Do you know how high the risk of getting brain damage in boxing is?

Comment by sicko on 05-12-2012

:nonono: Why even take that risk when your an athlete and your Arms and Legs is the way you make a living but hopefully he recovers fully...but this is yet another setback in his career which is unfortunate because he…

Comment by jasonmcelroy1 on 05-12-2012

seems like most people can't don't see the ANTHONY before the DIRRELL. It even says in the thread that Andre is speaking about his little brother. I know there names sound similar but i believe a lot of people think…

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