Should we forget about Andre Dirrell?
First off let me say i'm a huge fan of Dirrell and I think he's the most talented and athletic 168 pounder.
But in the past 4 years, since 2009, he's fought twice, and one of them was a 2nd round knockout, so he hasn't gotten very much ring time in at all.
He just turned 30 years old. Is it too late or can he make a big splash and conquer 168?
Andre Dirrell, albeit a good boxer, is an idiot. He faked a head injury, which was not beneficial to him because he wasted valuable prime months sitting on the sidelines when he was never really injured, he burned his bridges with Showtime and left a sour taste in the mouth of many fans such as myself who are condemning him for his cowardice.
I'm no manager but what he should have done was grew a pair, fought Ward (I know they're great friends but its the sport) and beat him like I predicted, then fought whoever else in the S6. Then chased Bute and cleaned out 168. He certainly has the tools to do it.
But now he's inactive, in the shadows, locked up in promotion issues and the rest of the fighters at 168 who years ago I said Andre would whoop has improved and would give him a much tougher fight.