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Team Stevenson Expect Dirrell To Pass, George Likely

By Osman Rodriguez

Yvon Michel, the promoter for IBF super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (18-1, 15KOs), does not expect Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) to accept an invitation to face Stevenson in an IBF final eliminator. Stevenson is having a hard time securing a dance partner for his scheduled return on August 11th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, as part of the Jean-Pascal Tavoris Cloud undercard.

Sakio Bika was the latest contender to turn down the opportunity and the next person in line is Dirrell, who has until July 3rd to accept the IBF's invitation.

If Dirrell turns the fight down as expected, the next person in line, according to Michel, is Chicago hard-hitter Don "The Bomb" George (22-2-1, 19 KOs). Michel believes George will accept the fight. The winner of this eliminator will become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12296162]For a title and the possibility to close the Abraham chapter? Hell yeah. He has the skills and style to shut Abraham out and get a SD.[/QUOTE] Considering the Froch fight and him not wanting to go to Canada there…

Comment by Light_Speed on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;12296150]How so?? You think Dirrell would go to Germany[/QUOTE] For a title and the possibility to close the Abraham chapter? Hell yeah. He has the skills and style to shut Abraham out and get a SD.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12296033]Dirrell doesn't need a full training camp to take care of Stevenson though. If he doesn't take it he better focus on the Abraham/Stieglitz winner.[/QUOTE] How so?? You think Dirrell would go to Germany

Comment by Light_Speed on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12295786]of course dirrell is gonna pass this up. i think a lot of u are delusional about how boxing works. unless ur a can, u dont take fights on 1 months notice unless u were already prepping for another fight.…

Comment by kiaba360 on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;12295991]He already passed on the fight sounds like they want to make Rodriguez/Oosthuizen in the future[/QUOTE] Thanks for clearing that up. Never seen Adonis fight, so I'll definitely be tuning in. If he has the type of power that his…

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