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Anthony Dirrell on Chavez Going To 168: I Would Kill Him!

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke with super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21KOs) who was recently ordered to face Nikola Sjekloca for the vacant WBC 168 pound title. Andre Ward was recently stripped by the WBC and made the champion in recess.

When the name of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs) came up, Dirrell held nothing back, advising the son of the legend to stay put at 160 pounds.

"I would kill him. He's nothing like his pops. No disrespect. I'd kill him. He likes to fight on the inside. I would tear him up," stated a confident Dirrell. "I think he would do alright but really he should stay at middleweight. He don't want to come up here with the big dogs. He don't want to come up here and get some L's."

The Flint, Michigan native does however think that Sergio Martinez would be successful in the super middleweight division. He thinks that Martinez would be able to bring up his speed and boxing ability that have allowed him to dominate the middleweight division.

"Martinez is very fast. He's a hell of a boxer. I think he would do good. He comes to win every time and that's what I like about him," Dirrell concluded. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxingwizard on 05-10-2012

[QUOTE=Drunk Punch;12107092]Every time [I]Anthony[/I] Dirrell speaks, people take notice 'cos they think it's his cheating, injury-faking brother speaking and then they look more closely at the name and think [I]"who the fu[I]c[/I]k is this guy?" [/I]And... [I]"how did I never…

Comment by 95 DOE or DIE on 05-10-2012

I love hoe Anthony said I would kill him, no disrespect, he(Chavez jr.) is nothing like his father. Dirrell would be too talented, too strong, and just plain bust through Chavez's leaky defense.

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-09-2012

Every time [I]Anthony[/I] Dirrell speaks, people take notice 'cos they think it's his cheating, injury-faking brother speaking and then they look more closely at the name and think [I]"who the fu[I]c[/I]k is this guy?" [/I]And... [I]"how did I never hear…

Comment by mushahadeen on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=Check;12105337]Okay, but what about Anthony?[/QUOTE] Anthony, Andre. Do you think JCC JR gives a damn? He could beat them both on the same night without breaking a sweat.

Comment by Agent_Fred on 05-09-2012

Yawn. This is all pointless talk. Chavez isn't even going to get past Lee :popcorn:

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