Andre Dirrell
Andre Dirrell

Andre Dirrell

“The Resurrected”

RECORD

26 - 2 - 0

KOs

16

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Age 34

Home Flint, Michigan,

Complete Stats

Former U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell is on the verge of achieving his dream of being a world champion at 168 pounds. Read Bio

Last Fight

Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui

win vs Jose Uzcategui

May 20, 2017 / MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

Dirrell won the interim world title bout by disqualification when he was hit after the bell ending the eighth round.

Latest News

Latest
Andre Dirrell and James DeGalePBC Boxing Video
May 22, 2017 / History, Dirrell vs DeGale, James DeGale, Andre Dirrell

This Week in Boxing History: May 22-28

This week in boxing history, PBC highlights a trio of fighters earning their first world titles, including the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a pro championship, honors a middleweight legend adding another world title to his résumé and remembers a storied heavyweight championship rematch.

Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar EscandonPBC Boxing Video
May 21, 2017 / Russell vs Escandon, Gary Russell Jr, Oscar Escandon, Andre Dirrell, Rances Barthelemy

Russell delights home crowd, retains world title with TKO of Escandon

It sticks to him like a stain that he can’t wash out. Each opponent Gary Russell Jr. meets wears the face of Vasyl Lomachenko, the only fighter to ever beat Russell as a pro. And each fight Russell has had since that June 2014 setback means another step toward self-redemption in a Lomachenko rematch.

PBC Jabs Premier Boxing ChampionsPBC Boxing Video
May 18, 2017 / PBC Jabs, Russell vs Escandon, Benavidez vs Medina, Andre Dirrell

PBC Jabs checks in with Andre Dirrell before stacked Saturday night on Showtime, FS1

This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy sets the table for an action-packed Saturday night of boxing on Showtime and FS1, including a conversation with two-time world title challenger Andre Dirrell before his 168-pound interim title bout against Jose Uzcategui.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Jose Uzcategui 26-1-0

May 20, 2017 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Jose Uzcategui by DQ in Round 8 of 12

Win vs Blake Caparello

Apr 29, 2016 Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Andre Dirrell WINS against Blake Caparello by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs James DeGale

May 23, 2015 Agganis Arena, Boston

Andre Dirrell LOSES to James DeGale by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Derek Edwards 27-3-1

Dec 19, 2014 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Andre Dirrell WINS against Derek Edwards by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Nick Brinson 16-2-2

Oct 08, 2014 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Nick Brinson by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Vladine Biosse 15-4-2

Aug 01, 2014 Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Vladine Biosse by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Michael Gbenga 17-6-0

Feb 02, 2013 Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Michael Gbenga by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Darryl Cunningham 24-2-0

Dec 30, 2011 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Darryl Cunningham by TKO in Round 2 of 10

WIN vs Arthur Abraham 31-0-0

Mar 27, 2010 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Arthur Abraham LOSES to Andre Dirrell by DQ in Round 11 of 12

LOSS vs Carl Froch 25-0-0

Oct 17, 2009 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Carl Froch WINS against Andre Dirrell by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Derrick Findley 13-2-0

Mar 28, 2009 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Derrick Findley by RTD in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Victor Oganov 28-1-0

Nov 01, 2008 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Victor Oganov by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Mike Paschall 17-0-1

Aug 02, 2008 Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Mike Paschall by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Anthony Hanshaw 21-1-1

May 02, 2008 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Anthony Hanshaw by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Shannon Miller 23-38-8

Feb 01, 2008 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Shannon Miller by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs William Johnson 9-15-1

Dec 06, 2007 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against William Johnson by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Curtis Stevens 17-1-0

Jun 16, 2007 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Curtis Stevens by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Kenny Kost 11-2-0

Feb 16, 2007 Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Kenny Kost by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Cullen Rogers 8-14-2

Dec 22, 2006 Perani Arena and Event Center, Flint, Michigan, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Cullen Rogers by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs James Sundin 6-4-0

Nov 17, 2006 Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against James Sundin by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Marcus Don Hall 11-1-0

Jun 23, 2006 Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Marcus Don Hall by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Mike Eatmon 8-4-0

Apr 21, 2006 Omar Shrine Temple, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Mike Eatmon by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Juan Camacho 3-0-0

Aug 18, 2005 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Juan Camacho by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Carl Cockerham 12-9-3

Apr 15, 2005 Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Carl Cockerham by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jacob Rodriguez 6-12-0

Mar 10, 2005 Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Jacob Rodriguez by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Carlos Jones 3-4-0

Jan 27, 2005 Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

Andre Dirrell WINS against Carlos Jones by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Andre Dirrell “The Resurrected”

  • WINS 26
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 16

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Height 6'1" (1.85 m)

Reach 75" (191 cm)

  • Born

    September 07, 1983
  • Age

    34
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Flint, MI
  • Trains in

    Flint, MI
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    164
  • KO Percentage

    57%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

Andre Dirrell is a threat to floor his opponent with either hand. That exceptional athleticism helped “The Resurrected” become a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist at the 2004 Athens Games, and has aided his rise as one of the top 168-pound fighters in the world.

Dirrell and his younger brother, Anthony, began boxing while still in elementary school in their hometown of Flint, Michigan. The brothers have been trained from the beginning by grandfather Leon “Bumper” Lawson Sr., a former sparring partner of Muhammad Ali, and uncle Leon Jr.

Andre Dirrell was an exceptional amateur, winning the 2003 National Amateur Championship and competing at the 2003 Pan American Games, where he lost to Yordanis Despaigne of Cuba.

He qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team and won the bronze medal at 165 pounds, defeating Despaigne in the process before losing to Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan.

Dirrell, who earned the nickname “The Matrix” for his ability to quickly vanish after punching his opponents, turned professional soon after the Olympics, finishing his amateur career with 231 wins.

Andre Dirrell
Andre Dirrell delivers a blow during his win over Yordanis Despaigne of Cuba in the 2004 Olympics.

Coming out strong

Dirrell made his pro debut on January 27, 2005, with a fourth-round technical knockout of Carlos Jones in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

The switch-hitting southpaw quickly piled up victories, running his record to 10-0 with six knockouts by the end of 2006.

Dirrell opened 2007 by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Kenny Kost at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. He won twice more that year, including a 10-round unanimous decision over contender Curtis Stevens.

He ran his record to 17-0 with 12 KOs with four victories in 2008, including TKOs over contenders Anthony Hanshaw (21-1-1 entering their fight), Mike Paschall (17-0-1) and Victor Oganov (28-1).

Andre Dirrell
Andre Dirrell throws a right hand during his fight against Carl Froch in Nottingham, England, on October 17, 2009.

Suffering setbacks

Fighting as part of Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic, Dirrell got his first title shot in October 2009, when he faced undefeated Carl Froch in Nottingham, England.

Dirrell utilized his mobility and counterpunching skills to stymie the aggressive Englishman, but he had a point deducted for holding in the 10th round and lost a disputed 12-round split decision.

Again fighting in the Super Six tournament, Dirrell defeated Arthur Abraham in Detroit in March 2010, winning when Abraham was disqualified in the 11th round for hitting Dirrell after he slipped and was kneeling on the canvas.

Dirrell was scheduled to fight Andre Ward in the Super Six, but had to withdraw from the tourney in October 2010 because of neurological problems sustained in his bout against Abraham.

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The rise of "The Resurrected”

Dirrell finally returned to the ring in December 2011 after a 21-month hiatus, and gained a second-round TKO of Darryl Cunningham in Cabazon, California.

Dirrell fought just once over the next 2½ years, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga in McAllen, Texas, in February 2013.

He picked up his activity in 2014, winning three times in five months to put himself back in title contention.

The southpaw, who rechristened himself “The Resurrected,” gained a fifth-round TKO of Vladine Biosse in August, defeated Nick Brinson by fourth-round TKO in October and won a 12-round unanimous decision over Derek Edwards in December.

Andre Dirrell and James DeGale
Andre Dirrell looks to deliver a left hand during his fight against James DeGale in Boston on May 23, 2015. (Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions)

Falling just short of a world title

Dirrell got his second try at winning a world title when he fought Englishman James DeGale at Boston's Agganis Arena on May 23, 2015, in a Premier Boxing Champions bout that aired live on NBC.

DeGale knocked Dirrell to the canvas twice in the second round to gain an early advantage.

Dirrell, however, stormed back and controlled the pace of the fight throughout the middle rounds.

It would not be enough to win the bout, though, as DeGale won a unanimous decision, handing Dirrell his second career loss.