Anthony Dirrell vs. Anthony Hanshaw on July 27th in San Antonio, Texas

dirrell23134By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell (25-0, 21 KO’s) will be showing his stuff on later this month against the capable Anthony Hanshaw (23-3-2, 14 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The Dirrell-Hanshaw fight will be on the same card as Keith Thurman vs. Diego Chaves and Andre Berto vs. Jesus Soto Karass. Also on the card is unbeaten lightweight contender Omar Figueroa facing Nihito Arakawa.

This will be Dirrell’s second fight since coming back from a motorcycle accident in May 2012. Dirrell broke a bone in his lower leg and also fractured his arm. He needed four hours of surgery on the broken bone.

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Dirrell-Hanshaw Tonight

hanshaw353535351.jpgBy Chet Mills: Still smarting from his close loss to the great Roy Jones Jr. in July 2007, super middleweight Anthony Hanshaw (21-1, 14 KOs) tests his skills against another tough opponent, this one the unbeaten Andre Dirrell (14-0, 9 KOs) tonight at the Chumash Casino, in Santa Ynez, California. Hanshaw, 30, the 1998 National Golden Gloves welterweight champion and the 2000 United States Amateur light middleweight champion, has shown exceptional ability in his short career, beating tough super middleweights like Lafarrell Bunting and Esteban Camou.

Following that, he fought John Paul Mendy to a draw in one of the most exciting fights in 2007. However, his best performance was against Roy Jones Jr., who he fought tooth and nail in their July 2007 bout. Hanshaw looked good in the fight, outworking Jones, then 38, the entire fight and keeping him pinned to the ropes during most of the bout. However, Hanshaw made the mistake of letting his defense lapse for a second and was staggered and then dropped by Jones after he was bumped by him in the 11th round. Despite the knockdown, Hanshaw appeared to win most of the other rounds of the fight, by virtue of keeping Jones trapped on the ropes, absorbing huge punishment from Hanshaw.

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