Anthony Dirrell

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Anthony Dirrell
Statistics
Real nameAnthony Dirrell
Nickname(s)The Dog
Rated atSuper Middleweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach76 in (1.93 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1984-10-14) October 14, 1984 (age 29)
Flint, Michigan, United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins24
Wins by KO21
Losses0
 
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Anthony Dirrell
Statistics
Real nameAnthony Dirrell
Nickname(s)The Dog
Rated atSuper Middleweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach76 in (1.93 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1984-10-14) October 14, 1984 (age 29)
Flint, Michigan, United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins24
Wins by KO21
Losses0

Anthony Dirrell is an American boxer from Flint, Michigan. He was born on October 14, 1984. He is a super middleweight boxer.

Personal[edit]

Dirrell is the younger brother of Olympic Bronze medalist and fellow pro boxer Andre Dirrell. Anthony is viewed by many as being the more aggressive of the two in the ring (as well as having more knock-out power) though it is widely believed that his brother is the more naturally gifted boxer.[1]

Professional Record[edit]

Anthony Dirrell made his pro debut on January 27, 2005 against Henry Dukes. Dirrell stopped him in the first round. Dirrell had his next fight on February 11, 2005 against Dewayne Warren. Dirrell knocked Warren down twice in round one and twice again in round two. Dirrell won by TKO.

Dirrell had his third fight against Larry Brothers in which Dirrell won by TKO in the second round. Dirrell had his fourth fight against Mike Walthier knocking him out in the first round.

Dirrell had his fifth fight against Gabriel Rivera on August 13, 2005. Though Rivera was unbeaten in four fights, Dirrell won by TKO in the second. Dirrell had his sixth fight against Kevin Butts in which Dirrell knocked him out in the first round.

Dirrell had his seventh fight against Chris Grays in which Dirrell won by TKO in the first round. Dirrell had his eighth fight against Juan Carlos Ramos in which Dirrell won by TKO in the first round.

Dirrell had his ninth fight against "Jammin" James Morrow on June 23, 2006 in which Dirrell won by TKO in the first round. Dirrell won this fight in impressive fashion as he first knocked down Morrow with a huge right hand to the head, then followed up with a flurry in which Dirrell hit Morrow with a perfect left hook to the body which blew Morrow's mouthpiece out. Dirrell's tenth fight was against Billy Thompson in which he won by unanimous decision in 6 rounds.

Outside the Ring[edit]

Battle Against Lymphoma[edit]

It was announced by HBO Boxing After Dark announcer Larry Merchant on the June 16, 2007 telecast that Dirrell, who hasn't fought in 2007, is currently undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was cleared to box again after completing chemotherapy in 2008.

On January 28, 2008, Dirrell was held overnight in the Flint city lockup on suspicion of armed robbery.[2] However, no charges were ever filed. Dirrell's grandfather claims that Dirrell was on his way to undergo chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when the robbery took place.

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (21 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Losses 0 Draws[3]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Win2-0-0United States Dewayne WarrenTKO2 (4), 1:302005-02-11United States Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Win1-0-0United States Henry DukesTKO1 (4), 1:202005-01-27United States Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, MarylandPro Debut

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