Dirrell-Magee to fight for vacant WBA 168 lb title on November 17th
By Scott Gilfoid: Some fighters have all the luck while others toil away year after year without ever getting a lucky break. You can count the talented Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) as a lucky one, because he’s fighting Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KO’s) for the vacant WBA World super middleweight title on November 17th.
To be honest, luck has nothing to do with it. Luck is for fools. Dirrell works hard and is one of the biggest talents in the super middleweight division. All he needed was a good promotional team to put him in the ring with the best, and he’ll do the rest by showing his stuff. I almost feel sorry for the 37-year-old Magee, because this guy has been around a long time and just recently was able to capture the interim WBA World super middleweight title with a win over some guy named Jamie Barboza. I never heard of the guy before this fight, but it was still nice to see Magee get something after all these years in the sport. He fought for a world title against IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute in March 2011, but taken out with some crushing body shots
Now Magee has to face Dirrell in November, and he’s probably going to get knocked cold by the American talent. That’s pretty much how it’s going to be. Dirrell will make quick work of Magee, and get him out of there in a much faster time than both Bute and Car Froch did. Heck, it took Froch 11 rounds to get Magee out of there in 2006. Watch how fast Dirrell will do it. At best, I see the Dirrell-Magee fight lasting three rounds and that’s if Magee runs.
The problem he has in this fight is that Dirrell is so amazingly fast, and he really sits down on his punches much before than he did in the past. And being a southpaw makes Dirrell even more problematic for Magee. He’s going to get whipped in this fight unless some throws in the towel early before Dirrell really commences to beating on him.
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