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Police Looking For Dirrell's Trainer Over Post-Fight Attack

GARY Russell Jr began his first hometown fight night by manning his brothers’ corners.

He closed it with an apology for the near-melee created by super middleweight Andre Dirrell’s trainer in the co-featured bout.

In between, he made easy work of Oscar Escandon, stopping him in the seventh round to successfully defend his WBC featherweight title for the second time at the MGM Grand National Harbor in Maryland, America on Sunday.

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“I knew Escandon wanted to come and bring his best,” Russell said. “I was ready for him.”

Earlier, Dirrell won the IBF interim super middleweight title by disqualification over Jose Uzcategui in a bout overshadowed by Dirrell trainer Leon Lawson Jr throwing a series of punches at Uzcategui following the fight.

“I want to apologise for the gladiators,” Russell said. “The Dirrell camp, sometimes emotions build up and take the best of us. Please forgive them.”

Uzcategui sent Dirrell to the canvas with a combination that referee Bill Clancy ruled came after the bell. Uzcategui led on two of three judges’ scorecards at the time, and was tied on the other.

Medical staff examined Dirrell, who eventually got to his feet and hugged Uzcategui and his camp. Moments later, Dirrell’s uncle and trainer Lawson attacked Uzcategui, who had to be restrained from retaliating and was eventually rushed out of the arena.

Local police are seeking Lawson for questioning. They were searching for Lawson after the fight, but he left the building. They do plan to arrest him on assault charges when he is finally found.

“I’m sorry for what my coach has done,” Dirrell said. “My coach is my family, my uncle, and he was worried. He cares for me. He loves me. Please forgive him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SuperHanz on 05-22-2017

Dirrell's Uncle is now ranked number 5 with the WBO

Comment by stellen on 05-22-2017

The integrity of boxing needs to be protected. As a trainer, this lowlife coward needs to do some prison time for this. Also, it would be quite funny as well. :D

Comment by alexguiness on 05-22-2017

[QUOTE=zoken;17690862]Dude, chill out...i ignored you the 1st time but you keep posting racist stuff. Some of us still come here to discuss boxing ONLY. I know that I am probably waisting my time addressing trollers like you but it's getting…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-21-2017

[QUOTE=champion4ever;17690979]This is one reason why there has been a call for a national commission because let's say if he is suspended or banned in the state of Maryland for his actions, then who is to say that he can't work…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-21-2017

[QUOTE=Mike D;17690919]Hope that sucker punch was worth it Because homie is looking at possible jail time, hella fines, and a bunch of hours of community service And I'd be shocked if he's ever allowed near a ring corner for a…

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