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Former super middleweight world title challenger and 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell, who has fought just twice since 2010, is making a comeback on Friday night.
Dirrell will face Vladine Biosse in a scheduled 10-rounder in the opening bout of "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET) at The Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington, promoter Dan Goossen announced on Wednesday. The fight will be Dirrell's first in 18 months.
What does he have left after being so inactive for the past four-plus years?
"I think we'll all find that out on Friday night," Goossen said. "Biosse will be there to fight, so it's a great fight for Dirrell to come back for to get back into the ring."
Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs), 30, of Flint, Michigan, has been penciled into the card for a few weeks, but he did not have a set opponent.
"I'm too excited on my return to the ring to make any predictions on the fight. I just want to hear the bell…Continue
Boxing fans say Floyd Mayweather needs to fight this guy and this guy, and when he beats them they dig up another challenge, and say if he doesn't fight them, they are done watching but they tune in anyhow because Floyd is must see TV, you never know what is going to happen. You may have a both trainers come into a ring and start a brawl, you might see a foul and a surprise knockout after it, you may see the commentator get put back in his place, or you may see the greatest boxing display anyone has ever seen. The fans hate to admit when someone else tells them something they know is true but has never said it first, because they didn't say it first, so they will yell out 'that's not true' knowing it is completely the truth. That's why I wont expect anyone to agree with me too…Continue
By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) Saturday night before 8,572 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Geale in round two with a barrage of punches. The end came in round three when Golovkin dropped Geale again with a huge right hand. Time was 2:47. Making the win all the more impressive is Geale had connected with a hard punch just a fraction of a second before Golovkin’s punch landed and Golovkin’s blow still carried KO power.
The stage is set for tomorrow as Daniel Geale and Gennady Golovkin take center stage who will win this battle of the best at middleweight. Friday both warriors took to the scales in which Golovkin came in at 159.8 while Geale came in at 159.2, neither fighter looking weight drained. prepare for a war on HBOsport. Saturday night.Continue
All I can say is hmmm .... Radio Raheem was able to catch up with Robert Garcia. Let's start off by saying that Robert Garcia had nothing "BAD" to say about Alex Ariza. They remain friends today. They live just two blocks away. Everyone was speculating what caused Alex Ariza to get fired? Well it was mostly Mikey Garcia and Brandon Rios who didn't really "need" Alex Ariza. Since Robert has to keep his fighters happy, he had to sit down with Alex and let him know. Alex was fine with it. He understands it is a business.
Next thing I know, as I am watching the video interview, I hear Robert say that Brandon Rios stated, "When we brought in a strength and conditioning that is when I started losing fights". Hmm, what do you make of this? Most fighters just like to do old school training and don't like to take supplements and other things. To each…Continue
"Lil" Oscar Cantu Kingsville, Texas working the mitts at the world famous Robert Garcia Boxing Academy! Don't Miss the undefeated Cantu take on the toughest test of his career August 7 American Bank Center Corpus Christi vs battle tested "Mighty" Joseph Rios San Antonio, Texas on FOX Sports 1 …Continue