Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andre Dirrell's Coach Hit By "Indefinite Suspension" in Maryland

The consequences continue to shower down on Leon Lawson Jr., the uncle and trainer of super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell, for his sucker punch following a Showtime co-featured attraction.

BoxingScene.com recently reported that Lawson will turn himself in on Friday in connection to felony assault charges after an ugly incident which transpired two weeks ago in Maryland.

The incident took place in the aftermath of a Showtime televised fight between Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui. After Uzcategui was disqualified at the end of the eight round for landing a punch on Dirrell which came after the bell, Lawson came over to the Uzcategui's corner and punched the boxer in the face with full force. He attempted to land several more punches.

dirrell

Lawson has now received an indefinite suspension in Maryland.

“Based on an initial investigation of events that took place on May 20, 2017 during a professional boxing show held at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, licensed second (cornerman) Leon Lawson, II was summarily suspended by the Maryland State Athletic Commission as of May 23, 2017 for exhibiting unruly conduct in violation of Commission regulations," stated Maryland State Athletic Commission Executive Director Patrick Pannella on behalf of the Commission.

"Such action is pursuant to Maryland State law authorizing the summary suspension of a licensee where the Commission finds that the public health, safety and welfare imperatively requires emergency action.  The action was taken as a result of Mr. Lawson punching professional boxer Jose Uzcategui in the face following the conclusion of the boxing contest between Mr. Uzcategui and Andre Dirrell.  The Maryland State Athletic Commission’s suspension of Mr. Lawson was issued on an indefinite basis.  The Commission is continuing its investigation and takes this matter very seriously.”

According to Lawson's attorney Frank J. Manley, his client has been charged with multiple counts of felonious assault in Prince George's County District Court. Manley said the warrants were issued against Lawson last week and that his client will appear in a Maryland courtroom on June 2.

"It's important to understand that Mr. Lawson has not been on the run, but rather his attorneys have been negotiating with the authorities in Maryland to have a voluntary turn in," Manley said to reporter Dominic Adams of Mlive.com.  "He looks forward to resolving this matter.

After the fight was over, Dirrell tried to defend the actions of his uncle.

"That's my man, that's my brother, that's my uncle, that's my coach," Dirrell previously said. "He cares about my well-being first so I don't understand why he did that, because, like I said, I feel fine but this is just the way the cards is dealt sometimes."

Several boxing commissions and a number of the sanctioning bodies, like the WBA and WBC, have called for Lawson to receive a lifetime ban from the sport.

Uzcategui and his team have filed an appeal with the IBF, which sanctioned the contest a final eliminator to get a shot at current beltholder James DeGale. They want an immediate rematch with Dirrell to get ordered.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LockardTheGOAT on 06-03-2017

He sucked punched a guy who punched his guy unconsciousness after the bell. Why are people so angry?

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-03-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post The academy award performance vs Abraham started it. Plus, I was 6 rows from ringside when Nick Brinson was beating his azz for 3 1/2 rounds til he got caught. Dirrell is history.…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-02-2017

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;17729190]The academy award performance vs Abraham started it. Plus, I was 6 rows from ringside when Nick Brinson was beating his azz for 3 1/2 rounds til he got caught. Dirrell is history. Always with the drama show. This is…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-02-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;17726586]What made you stop??? I wish I would of known sooner??? I guess him going 1-1 with GGG (Amateurs) and winning a Bronze made me respect him more than I should have. And nothing against GGG by that! Just meant…

Comment by BigStomps on 06-02-2017

Ban this piece of shet trainer for life! Punk ass coward! He sucker punched Jose and still didn't knock him out... I would beat the shet out this fat fvck along with Jason Shaw on the same night. Probably at…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth Arnold Khegai Drops, Decisions a Tough Jorge Diaz Wilder: If Fury Tries To Rough Me Up - I'll Be His Worst Nightmare Callum Smith More Than Willing To Fight Andre Ward in May Luis Ortiz Vows To Make Kauffman Pay For 'Cheater' Comments Photos: Nico Hernandez Ready For Hometown Clash Top Rank VP: Arriaza is Measuring Stick Bout For Kavaliauskas Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Get Tense at Weigh-In Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Ready For War in Kansas Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Trade Heated Words Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Ready For Battle in Kansas Chocolatito Reveals Offer For Yafai, Wants Sor Rungvisai Trilogy
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement