News | Feb 14 2018

Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui to rematch after controversial first encounter

After the notorious ending to their first fight, Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui will fight again, writes Joe Walker
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SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT contenders Andre Direll (26-2, 16 KOs) and Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KOs) will meet again in Brooklyn on Saturday March 3 on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader, in a rematch of their contentious 2017 fight.

“I’m extremely excited to be a part of one of the most dynamic tripleheaders this year,” Dirrell said. “This time around I’ll be phenomenal and leave no doubt who the better fighter is. I’m 100 percent focused on dominating Uzcategui on March 3 and getting another shot at the title.”

The first match between the super-middleweights, which was also for an IBF interim world title, ended in controversy after Uzcategui was disqualified for landing a punch after the bell sounded at the end of the eighth round.


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