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Uzcategui: Andre Dirrell Won't Last Beyond 3 Rounds in Rematch!

By Ryan Burton

On May 20th, Jose Uzcategui (26-2) appeared to be on his way to capturing his first world title when he landed a three punch combination as the bell sounded to end the 8th round.

His opponent, Andre Dirrell (26-2), went down face first and was unable to continue.

The referee ruled that the final punch landed after the bell and disqualified Uzcatequi which gave Dirrell the interim IBF super middleweight title. Uzcategui had hurt and staggered several times throughout the fight and was up on points on two scorecards with the third card being scored even.

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After the bout was over, Dirrell's uncle and trainer Leon Lawson was still upset about the punch sequence that caused the disqualification and walked across the ring and suckered punched an unsuspecting Uzcategui.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lawson and he eventually turned himself in. The court case played out and the charges were eventually reduced to a misdemeanor - but Lawson was suspended by the WBC, WBA and the Association of Boxing Commissions. 

After reviewing the fight, the IBF ordered an immediate rematch.

Uzcategui had his doubts that Dirrell would follow through with the order but revealed that Dirrell has in fact agreed.

Now that the sequel finally has a date, Uzcatequi is very happy that he will get a shot at redemption.

"The rematch is going to happen on January 26th. We don't have a location yet but we are training and will be ready for that date," said Uzcategui.

The 27-year-old Venezuelan who lives in Tijuana, Mexico is brimming with confidence after their first encounter.  He feels that the fight will be a lot easier this time around.

"I am more confident now after the first fight. I will do even better this time.  He won't last more than three rounds!" Uzcategui told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sportbuddha on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=AdonisCreed;18362784]Dude it could possibly be another sucker punch landed during the weigh in Smh lol[/QUOTE] HaHaHa I hope soo

Comment by JohnP2 on 12-27-2017

Most boxing fans know what the Dirrell family is: straight beechas. To that end, if I were Uzcategui, I would not be getting so excited yet because I personally doubt Andre will go through with the fight. I hope I'm…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 12-27-2017

Dirrell will box this time around and as long as he finishes the fight on his feet, even if he gets beat to a pulp he will get the W. Uzcategui better KO him!!!

Comment by Shadoww.702 on 12-26-2017

As long as you don’t get any of Dirrell’s goons in the ring again, you can beat him like a running mule all day. Dirrell is just another overrated PBC/Al Haymon product.

Comment by daggum on 12-26-2017

how will they rig it for him this time?

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