Dirrell: I seen a lot of flaws in Golovkin’s game

dirrell55665By Scott Gilfoid: Super middleweight Andre Dirrell says he saw flaws in WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s game in his recent fight against Willie Monroe Jr. Dirrell thinks that Golovkin has been cherry picking throughout his career and hasn’t faced a quality fighter yet after all these years.

Dirrell, who twice fought Golovkin during the time the two were in the amateur ranks, thinks that Golovkin has been taking it easy with the soft opposition he’s faced. Dirrell wants to see Golovkin in there with someone really good.

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Andre Dirrell willing to travel to UK for DeGale rematch

dirrell6666By Scott Gilfoid: More than anything right now, top five ranked 168lb contender Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) wants a rematch against IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) so that he can avenge his very, very close and some say controversial 12 round unanimous decision loss that he suffered on May 23rd last month in Boston, Mass.

Dirrell says he’s willing to travel to the UK in order to face DeGale again. In a show of class, Dirrell says he’d be willing to give DeGale a rematch straightaway if it were him that lost the fight and wanted a rematch instead of the other way around.

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Andre Dirrell inserts himself into the DeGale equation, wants rematch

dirrell55665By Scott Gilfoid: Well, Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) isn’t taking his recent loss to James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) lying down. Dirrell wants his rematch and he’s coming after the 29-year-old DeGale to try and get it.

Dirrell was recently beaten by DeGale by what Dirrell and some other boxing fans feel was a controversial decision. As such, Dirrell wants a chance to avenge his loss by getting a rematch against DeGale as soon as possible.

Dirrell says he’s even more hungry now after the loss, and he’s already working hard in the gym to get in even better shape so that he can get DeGale in the ring and whip him.

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Dirrell willing to fight DeGale in England to avenge loss

dirrell55665By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) still doesn’t believe that he lost the fight last Saturday night to James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) in their fight on Premier Boxing Champions, but Dirrell is still willing to travel to England for a rematch so that he can avenge the loss.

Dirrell understands how it goes. He technically lost the fight, and he’s willing to travel to the UK to fight DeGale on his own home turf if he has to in order to get his rematch with the 29-year-old IBF super middleweight champion. The main thing is, Dirrell wants a chance at the IBF belt that he feels should rightfully be his.

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James DeGale: He’s got the plaudits, now he needs the profit

degale669999By Robbie Bannatyne: “I could retire tomorrow and be happy,” said James DeGale “but the problem is haven’t made enough money from boxing yet”. They say money is the route of all evil, but for British boxing fans money will be the route to some massive fights in the super middleweight in the near future.

De Gale has spent most of his professional career in the wilderness under previous promoter Wayne Hennessey, having to suffer the ignominy of slugging it out in local shopping centers at times.

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Andre Dirrell: Where does he go from here?

dirrell667By Scott Gilfoid: After fighting well enough to deserve the victory last Saturday night against James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) finds himself with another controversial decision loss on his record, and it’s unclear where he goes from here.

At 31, Dirrell can’t afford to rebuild for three to four years like some fighters do after they suffer losses. Dirrell must get back in the ring and continue fighting. The question is should he continue along the same path in trying to win the IBF strap, or should he go in another direction to look for fights against either the WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham or WBC champion Badou Jack.

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James DeGale moves to No.3 in Ring Magazine ratings

1-_MG_1314By Scott Gilfoid: Ring Magazine has elevated newly crowned IBF super middleweight James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) to No.3 in their 168lb rankings after his narrow and controversial 12 round unanimous win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) last Saturday night at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

DeGale is ranked below No.2 Arthur Abraham and No.1 Carl Froch. There currently isn’t a Ring Magazine champion at this moment due to Andre Ward having been inactive for over one year due to promotional problems, otherwise he’d likely be the champion.

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DeGale: I see weakness in Golovkin

1-_MG_2103(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: After his questionable 12 round unanimous decision win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) last Saturday in Boston, Mass, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) is intrigued with the idea of fighting IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs).

DeGale says he sees weakness in Golovkin after his 6th round stoppage win over southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. this month on May 16th. DeGale thinks Golovkin is small for a middleweight.

DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn would have to give him the greenlight to go ahead and fight Golovkin if the fight were offered to him. It’s unlikely that Hearn would say yes to that fight because of how Golovkin has been destroying everyone in the past seven years of his career.

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DeGale says he’s ready for any 168lb fighter in the division

_MG_2076(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: It appears that James DeGale’s victory over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) has planted some ideas into his head because DeGale is now talking about being ready to take on any top super middleweight in the division.

DeGale might want to start with giving Dirrell a rematch because his victory over the American fighter left more questions than answers, and it’ll look bad if DeGale walks away from the fight as if he won the fight by a clear decision.

It definitely wasn’t a clear cut win in my view, and in the view of a lot of fans that witnessed the fight. DeGale won the vacant IBF 168lb title with his “win” over Dirrell. With the win, it now makes DeGale responsible for defending the strap. When you take Dirrell out of the equation, the IBF’s ranking is filled with fodder opposition.

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Dirrell: No way I lost the fight

_MG_2090(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: Boxing fans in Boston are in shock tonight in what many of them felt was a daylight robbery involving Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) on the receiving end of a highly controversial 12 round unanimous decision loss to visiting fighter James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. When you see decisions like this, it just makes you shake your head. Whatever the case, I think Dirrell won the fight. If you wanted to be kind to DeGale, you could call it a draw, but that’s it.

The scoring for this fight was just so, so sad. I don’t know what to think of it myself. The judges scored it 114-112, 117-109 and 114-112. Frankly, I didn’t give DeGale more than 4 rounds, and I didn’t count the second knockdown.

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