Andre Dirrell to fight in May; Deontay Wilder to show his stuff on February 25th
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten American heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (20-0, 20 KO’s) will be fighting on the undercard of the Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana fight card on February 25th at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Wilder, 26, fights in an eight round bout against an opponent to be named later. It’s not likely to be a huge name as of yet, because Wilder still has a few areas in his game that he needs to develop more before he starts gunning for the top fighters in the heavyweight division.
However, Wilder has already got arguably the best right hand in all of boxing. The 6’7″ Wilder has legitimate one-punch knockout power with his right and he’s down right deadly with that punch. What he needs still is to develop his left hand and to get to where he can throw with huge power with both hands. Wilder also needs a better jab because he’s still pawing with it.
Andre Dirrell to fight in May
Now self promoted, super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) is looking for some big names to knock off so that he can get closer to a title shot. Dirrell was hoping he could get a shot against IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, but it appears that the Romanian doesn’t want any part of taking him on, as Dirrell has offered to fight Bute if he would just come to the United States so that they could fight in a neutral venue like Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bute would rather take on former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch, who is coming off a loss to Andre Ward. Dirrell will have to keep winning so that he force champions like Bute to fight and not avoid the fight. Dirrell looked incredible in his last fight, stopping the normally durable Darryl Cunningham in the 2nd round in a two-knockdown performance. What Dirrell needs now is a nice scalp to add to his collection like Sakio Bika, Brian Magree or Peter Quillin.