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|Real name||Andre Dirrell|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight (168 lb)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
September 7, 1983 |
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
|Wins by KO||14|
|Olympic medal record|
|Bronze||2004 Athens||Middleweight (160 lb)|
A southpaw, Dirrell is a switch hitting and a natural left-hander.
He also competed at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. His results were:
- Lost to Yordanis Despaigne (Cuba) 20-21
He avenged the Despaigne loss 41-28 in their second bout later and world champ Gennady Golovkin 15-14 at the 2003 USA vs. Kazakhstan Dual. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico. Prior to the Athens Games he won the 2004 Acropolis Boxing Cup in Athens, Greece by defeating Cuba's Yordanis Despaigne in the final of the middleweight division.
He won the middleweight bronze medal for the United States at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. His results were:
Dirrell began his professional career in 2005. Possessing exceptional athleticism and tremendous amateur experience, he is considered among boxing's young prospects. As of April 2010, Dirrell holds a record of 20 wins (14 KO) in 21 professional fights with one loss. He and his brother, Anthony Dirrell, are featured regularly on ESPN fight cards.
Dirrell was one of the six super-middleweights who competed in Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic, a boxing tournament, along with Arthur Abraham, Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler and Jermain Taylor. His first fight and first loss was against Englands Carl Froch on October 18 for the WBC Super Middleweight Championship.  Two of the judges awarded Froch the fight 115-112, with the other handing Dirrell the fight 114-113.
On March 27, 2010, Dirrell faced undefeated former Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham in Detroit, Michigan. In the fourth round, Dirrell knocked Abraham down for the first time in his career. In the tenth round, Abraham landed a punch, sending Dirrell to the canvas. Dirrell rose immediately and the referee ruled it a controversial "slip". Dirrell was outboxing Abraham throughout the bout and comfortably ahead on the scorecards 97-92, 98-91, and 97-92. In the 11th round, a slick spot in the corner of the ring caused Dirrell to slip to one knee. While down, Abraham delivered a punch to the chin of Dirrell; a delayed reaction was followed by Dirrell lying on the ground, unconscious and shaking. The referee ruled the blow by Abraham an intentional foul and awarded Dirrell a victory via disqualification. Some critics contested the ending of the fight, claiming that Dirrell may have overreacted after Abraham's final punch. However, Dirrell said he was really knocked out and did not know what happened after he fell down.
On October 7, 2010, Dirrell announced that he was withdrawing from the Super Six due to neurological issues.
After Super Six
A year and nine months after the Abraham fight his neurological issues were resolved and he was scheduled to fight Darryl Cunningham two weeks after the Super Six Tournament concluded. Dirrell defeated Cunningham via second-round technical knockout.
After 13 months of inactivity, Dirrell made a return to the ring with a unanimous decision win against Michael Gbenga after knocking him down in round 9. Andre was set to headline Friday Night Fights on April 12th, but withdrew for undisclosed reasons
Professional boxing record
|21 Wins (14 Knockouts), 1 Defeat, 0 Draws|
|Win||21–1||Michael Gbenga||UD||10||2013-02-02||McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, Texas|
|Win||20–1||Darryl Cunningham||TKO||2 (10), 2:05||2011-12-30||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California|
|Win||19–1||Arthur Abraham||DQ||11 (12), 1:13||2010-03-27||Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan|
|Loss||18–1||Carl Froch||SD||12||2009-10-17||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire||For WBC Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||18–0||Derrick Findley||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||2009-03-28||Buffalo Run Casino & Hotel, Miami, Oklahoma|
|Win||17–0||Victor Oganov||TKO||6 (12), 0:28||2008-11-01||Home Depot Center, Carson, California||Won Interim WBO NABO Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||16–0||Mike Paschall||TKO||4 (10), 1:32||2008-08-02||Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino, Tacoma, Washington|
|Win||15–0||Anthony Hanshaw||TKO||5 (10), 1:13||2008-05-02||Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||14–0||Shannon Miller||TKO||1 (8), 2:03||2007-12-06||Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota|
|Win||13–0||William Johnson||KO||3 (6), 1:58||2008-02-01||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California|
|Win||12–0||Curtis Stevens||UD||10||2007-06-16||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||11–0||Kenny Kost||UD||8||2007-02-16||Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California|
|Win||10–0||Cullen Rogers||TKO||3 (8), 1:19||2006-12-22||Perani Arena and Event Center, Flint, Michigan|
|Win||9–0||James Sundin||TKO||2 (6), 2:33||2006-11-17||Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California|
|Win||8–0||Marcus Don Hall||TKO||3 (6), 1:57||2006-06-23||Oakland Arena, Oakland, California|
|Win||7–0||Alfonso Rocha||UD||6||2006-05-25||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California|
|Win||6–0||Mike Eatmon||UD||6||2006-04-21||Omar Shrine Temple, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina|
|Win||5–0||Juan Camacho||KO||2 (4), 2:42||2005-08-18||HP Pavilion, San Jose, California|
|Win||4–0||Carl Cockerham||UD||6||2005-04-15||Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington|
|Win||3–0||Jacob Rodriguez||KO||2 (4), 1:12||2005-03-10||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland|
|Win||2–0||Walter Coles||KO||1 (4), 2:16||2005-02-11||Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Win||1–0||Carlos Jones||TKO||4 (4), 2:50||2005-01-27||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland||Professional debut.|
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