Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andre Dirrell's Coach Will Turn Himself In To Police, Says Attorney

Leon Lawson Jr., the uncle and trainer of super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell, 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

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 BufordTannen on 06-01-2017

lol wondered what would happen with that

Comment by champion4ever on 06-01-2017

He'll probably end up getting some kind of probation and a fine because it was a misdemeanor. Therefore, I highly doubt that he'll do some jail time. However, it all depends on his prior convictions. If he does do some…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 06-01-2017

Well he has too

Comment by champion4ever on 06-01-2017

Just when we thought that a coward wouldn't be so hard to find. This moron has been at large for the better of almost two weeks and now he finally turns himself in through an attorney because he is scared.…

Comment by stevepeeve on 06-01-2017

Sucker punching low gutter snipe Leon the peon Lawson 350 lbs of blubber and no courage and a lack of decency decides buffet eating too much and turns himself in like a beached whale rolling in the sand off some…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Usyk: I'm Not Worried About Fighting Gassiev in Moscow Joshua: My Side is Signed, I Need To Get Wilder To Sign Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather, Canelo-GGG, Pacquiao, More Coldwell Confident Gavin McDonnell Will Shock Danny Roman Cecilia Braekhus: I Know This Will Be a Very Tough Fight Hearn on Bellew's Options: Fury, Adonis Stevenson, Andre Ward Usyk-Gassiev: Muhammad Ali's Wife To Present The Trophy Ryan Garcia: I Don't Care About Sparring, I Want Gervonta Davis Michael Dutchover Blasts Out Sergio Ramirez in Two Rounds Jean Pascal Dominates, Stops Steve Bosse in The Eight Manny Pacquiao Should Think Carefully About Next Opponent Jaron Ennis Drops Alvarez Four Times, Scores 3rd-Round TKO Crawford: Arum Has Tried To Get Me Pacquiao, It Hasn't Worked Mattice Wins Suspicious Split Nod Over Hamazaryan on ShoBox Montana Love, Kenneth Sims Jr. Battle to Eight-Round Draw Pacquiao: Nobody is Authorized To Speak on My Behalf Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder Would Knock Joshua Out in 3 Rounds! Lamont Roach Stops Deivi Julio Bassa in Cancun Photos: World Boxing Super Series - Season 2 Fighters Face Off Photos: Alberto Machado, Rafael Mensah - Ready For Battle Alexey Egorov Will Look To Make a Statement With Lateef Kayode Jarrell Miller Joins Broadcast Team For Whyte vs. Parker Lamont Roach Aims To Follow in Hurd's Footsteps, Win Title Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Ready For War in Las Vegas Burnett-Donaire, Inoue-Payano For WBSS Bantamweight Tourney Prograis-Flanagan, Taylor-Martin Set For WBSS Quarterfinals Whyte vs. Parker: Referee Selected is Ian John-Lewis Photos: Christopher Diaz Putting in Work For Ito Title Fight Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao, Canelo-Golovkin, More Sergey Lipinets vs. Erick Bone Set For Berto-Alexander Card Video: Oscar De La Hoya Breaks Down Munguia vs. Smith Liam Smith: Munguia Never Faced a Fully-Fledged 154-Pounder Jaron Ennis: I Want To Make a Statement in This Fight Photos: Usyk, Gassiev - Ready For War in WBSS Unification Final Povetkin Pleased Joshua Fight Is In London; Feels Less Pressure Easter: Mikey Garcia is Overrated; Broner is Only Name He Beat! Roach: Pacquiao Should Fight Loma at 140, No To Crawford Ennis: There's a Young Killer On Loose In Welterweight Division BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 20 Mykquan Williams: People Are Gonna Start To Take Notice
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement