Dirrell: I Would Love a Froch Rematch, Ward and Bute

By Ryan Burton
Former Super Six participant Andre Dirrell recently advised that he plans to return to the ring in a tuneup fight in December.  He hasn't fought since March of last year, and spent most of the layoff recovering from neurological injuries suffered when he defeated Arthur Abraham via disqualification in that March bout.
While appearing on a recent edition of The Boxing Lab,'s official audio show, Dirrell mentioned potential opponents that he wants to face down the road.

Dirrell is good friends with Andre Ward who faces Carl Froch in the Super Six finals next month.  There has been speculation that Dirrell complained about the neurological injury in order to avoid a fight with Ward.  Dirrell shot down the speculation and said that a fight between Ward and himself would be a great fight.
"Me and Ward would be a war.  The fans would love to see it.  We would really go at each other," said Dirrell.
Dirrell said that he also has his eyes on a rematch with Carl Froch who handed him his lone loss when Dirrell faced him in his backyard in the U.K.  The Michigan native also mentioned Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute as potential opponents. 
"I would love a rematch with Froch.  The fans want to see it and Froch wants to see it.  Regardless of whether he has a belt or not I want that fight.  You also have Kessler who is out of the tournament and didn't get eliminated from it, and of course you have Bute. 168 is still one hell of a division to be in," Dirrell told The Boxing Lab.
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-03-2011

I want to see him get back in the mix at 168. Dirrell is potentially a top 2 super middleweight, if he is healthy.

Comment by Spirit on 11-03-2011

[QUOTE=P4P Opinion;11365431]Either Dirrell never had a brain injury or he has a shameless, unethical doctor. There is not a snowball's chance in Hell that any doctor worth his salt would recommend fighting again after even the slightest neurological problem. Nobody…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-03-2011

Dirrell needs to get back in the ring before he wastes his prime. No matter what you think of what happened against Abraham, the division is better with someone that good in the mix.

Comment by P4P Opinion on 11-03-2011

Either Dirrell never had a brain injury or he has a shameless, unethical doctor. There is not a snowball's chance in Hell that any doctor worth his salt would recommend fighting again after even the slightest neurological problem. Nobody wants…

Comment by junior gong on 11-03-2011

Good to hear him talking like this, but sadly it wont be long before a fuse blows in his brain again. I dont think its heart thats the problem, I think the guy is a bit crazy.

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