Dirrell says to St Juste: “You ain’t in Canada anymore”
By Scott Gilfoid: Photo: Casino/Showtime – Unbeaten super middleweight talent Anthony Dirrell (23-0, 20 KO’s) will be unveiling his talent in front of the world on Friday night against Canadian Renan St. Juste (23-2-1, 15 KO’s) in a WBC super middleweight title eliminator bout at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.
Dirrell, 27, is ranked #1 WBC, #2 WBA, and needs this victory to get a title shot against the current WBC champ Carl Froch. Dirrell will be facing a hard hitter in St Juste on Showtime but Dirrell with his amazing skills will nullify St Juste’s power and dominate him in this fight like he’s facing a much lower level fighter.
Dirrell has been looking nothing short of sensational recently, stopping his last five opponents within five rounds or less. Dirrell has been doing this his entire short six-year pro career and he’s now finally at the top of the hill ready to take on the best fighters in the division. St Juste, ranked #2 WBC, #4 WBO, is a real life threat to Dirrell. If this was any other fighter in the division other than Dirrell, Andre Dirrell and Andre Ward, I think they would be in for pure hell against St Juste. But the Dirrell’s and Ward are in a special class of fighters that are destined for a higher place where mere mortals rarely get to.
Anthony Dirrell is a very special fighter with his excellent power, superb counter punching ability and an one-punch knockout power. Dirrell can KO an opponent with a shot thrown from little more than 12 inches away. I’ve rarely seen fighters that can do that, but Dirrell is one of the few. But besides that, he’s got amazing hand speed that rivals fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Indeed, both Dirrell brothers are lightning fast with their hands and incredibly skilled with their defensive ability. It’s almost impossible to hit them.
St Juste is a tremendous puncher with knockout power in either hand. However, he always loops his punches and that’s going to get him into big trouble tomorrow night because Dirrell is going to hit him with quick, straight punches and will beat him to the punch all night long. I doubt St Juste will make it to the final bell in the 12th, because Dirrell hits too hard.
Dirrell said “I’m not going to hang in there more rounds than I have to and give this guy a chance.”
This tells me that Dirrell recognizes the power that St Juste has and wants to make sure he knocks him out before St Juste can land one of his bombs.