Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Marcos Villasana Jr. Looks To Continue His Run in Acapulco Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him Video: Thomas Dulorme on Sparring Mayweather, Joining TMT McGregor: If Mayweather Runs, I Have Other Boxing Targets! Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card Video: Ellerbe Talks McGregor, Mayweather, Pedraza-Davis, More Abraham Lopez Decisions Sergio Lopez at LA Fight Club Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds Dana White Baffled By McGregor's Move: He's Under Contract To Me Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement