By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com previously reported that the return of super middleweight contender Andre "The Matrix" Dirrell (20-1) would take place on January 19th. We have been advised that his opponent will be Rowland Bryant (16-2).
The fight will be only the second fight in nearly the past three years for Dirrell who suffered neurological injuries in his March, 2010 disqualification victory over Arthur Abraham. Dirrell's career has also been delayed due to managerial and promotional issues. He is now promoted by rapper 50 Cent's SMS Promotions.
Bryant last appeared in the ring this past August when he lost a unanimous decision to Thomas Oosthuizen.
The card will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York with HBO televising a tripleheader. WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido faces Mikey Garcia in the main event. Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight title against Gabriel Rosado while WBO super featherweight champ Rocky Martinez takes on JC Burgos to round out the televised portion of the card.
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