News December 2011

Andre Dirrell returns back to the ring


By @livefight

Dirrell vs Cunningham

Andre 'The Matrix' Dirrell returned back to the ring last night with a win over club-level fighter Daryl Cunningham last night on the Jermain Taylor undercard.

Improving his record to 20-1 (14ko) with a second round stoppage, the fight proved little in reality as to how the lay-off has affected the speedy Michigan native.

Obviously in great shape, the exercise was simply to get used to camp and fighting in front of an audience again.

Cunningham was slow and brought nothing into the bout, creeping slowly behind a double-jab, he was floored in the 2nd. His corner then threw in the towel during his 10-count but the referee rejected it after the fighter clamoured to his feet.

Then he was floored quickly again, the towel once more entered the ring and was rightfully accepted.

Cunningham slips to 24-3 and heads back to club level, whilst Dirrell will now look to fight regularly in 2012 and resume his run at a world title.


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