Dirks vs Ulrich Finalized For Steiglitz-Weber Bill on 1/14
By Per Ake Persson
The big show in Offenburg, featuring WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and the returning Arthur Abraham, will also have an interesting all-German showdown at light heavyweight between unbeaten and hardpunching prospect Dustin Dirks, 22-0, against somewhat faded veteran Thomas Ulrich, 32-6.
Ulrich had a lot of talent but was never able to put it together in his big fights and must be rated as a true "could-have-been" despite the winning the EBU title. What gives him a chance against Dirks is that he´s fought at a much higher level of competition and has a wealth of experience.
Dirks still looks a bit fragile but hes' displayed devastating power in many fights and is likely to end Ulrich´s career.