Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Andre Dirrell Spars Hard For Possible UK Return

Photos & text by Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, super middleweight prospect Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) could be found inside of Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, putting in some work with a pair of ambitious prospects.


 
Dirrell sparred two rounds with super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (2-0, 2 KO’s) and four with Apopka, Florida’s Craig Duncan, a talented amateur who recently moved to the city with hopes of soon turning professional.


 
Trainer Rodney Crisler brought both men over from Floyd Mayweather’s personal gym, their usual stomping grounds, after hearing that Dirrell was in search of some sparring.


 
The work was lively and while Bellows and Duncan were undeterred with their attack, Dirrell’s edges in speed and experience were noticeable.


 
Now promoted by 50 Cent's SMS Promotions and training under Floyd Mayweather Sr., who was in the building watching on, Dirrell is eyeing a Dec. 15 return to the ring, mentioning that he very well could be seeing time on the proposed George Groves-Glen Johnson undercard, set to take place at the ExCel Arena, in Dockland, London.

Tags: Andre Dirrell image   photos image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12678834]he's shown a consistent tendency to shy away / cower from punishment. he'll go so far as to take a knee to avoid punches. he's got sound reflexes and speed, and isn't often bombed on, but i do get…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12680379]I'd even like to see him rematch Froch again one day but this time to stay on his feet and engage so we can watch an entertaining fight - maybe in a Chavez-Lee size ring. Ward should give…

Comment by Weebler I on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12679856]Dirrell definitely has a lot of talent, no question. But I question his mental toughness. I'd like to see him fighting again though.[/QUOTE] I'd even like to see him rematch Froch again one day but this time to stay on…

Comment by New England on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=SPREAD;12679830]The thing that make me laugh though is that with all that talent Ward would impose his will and superior Boxing IQ to beat Dirrell if they fought. I'm still not convinced or have very little to go by regarding…

Comment by T.Horton on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=SPREAD;12678618]Dirrell is a real talent, probably one of the most talented out there. Laser Jab Blinding Speed Good pop in his punches Excellent footwork Slick, and I mean really slick Technically gifted Can throw in combnations But his heart is…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Photos: Badou Jack, Lucian Bute Battle To Controversial Draw Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement