Arthur Abraham's Team Files Protest on Andre Dirrell Loss

By Mark Vester

According to a report in bild, Sauerland Event, promoters for Arthur Abraham, have officially protested the fighter's disqualification loss to Andre Dirrell. The fight took place on March 27 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Sauerland filed a protest with the WBC. The disqualified call was issued in the eleventh round when Dirrell slipped to the mat and Abraham hit him while still down.

One of the main points of the protest include referee Laurence Cole failing to call a knockdown in the tenth round. Abraham had knocked down Dirrell down with a hard hook but the ref waved it off as a slip. Another point had to do with Cole not taking away any points or issuing warnings to Dirrell for throwing low blows. And the final point protests Cole's failure to call a break or being in position to break the fighters apart when Dirrell slipped, which allowed, in their opinion, the DQ punch to happen.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChopperRead on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=vir72l;8050825]Just seen this fight and looks like 2 things I can say: Abraham got robbed twice once in the 10th when he knocked Dirrell down and 2nd when Dirrel slipped he got DQ wtf if anyone watched this fight u…

Comment by vir72l on 04-10-2010

Just seen this fight and looks like 2 things I can say: Abraham got robbed twice once in the 10th when he knocked Dirrell down and 2nd when Dirrel slipped he got DQ wtf if anyone watched this fight u…

Comment by ChopperRead on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;8044348]Don't take ChopperRead seriously. He always bring race into his opinions and only likes white fighters..[/QUOTE] Not true, but even if it was.... Don't blacks mostly cheer for black fighters? I am a fan of George Foreman, Joe Frazier, and…

Comment by ChopperRead on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=mrjoeblive;8039653]operations on the jaw are NOT the most dangerous of all.... you are tooo funny so the heart, the brain, the spine, different organ transplants, cabg, grafts, blood vesels, out of all these and PLENTY more, you pick the jaw…

Comment by KiloTeague on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=harutfromnh;8041811]Neither is talking out of ur ass. Unfortunatley I cant find the showtime version of the match that claerly shows the clash of heads[/QUOTE] Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. u cant find it cause it didn't happen. He got shut out for the first…

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