Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui II

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Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui II
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Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: 
Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
168
Titles at Stake: 
Interim IBF Super Middleweight World Title
Referee: 
Ricky Gonzalez

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Michigan's Andre Dirrell takes on Mexican contender, Jose Uzcategui, in a highly anticipated rematch.

10 months prior to the fight, Dirrell vs Uzcategui ended controversially, when Uzcategui hit Dirrell after the bell, Dirrell appeared to be hurt, and Uzcategui was disqualified, before Dirrell's uncle and trainer committed an assault on Uzcategui, causing more drama and controversy.

Both fighters are confident of victory in the rematch.

Uzcategui is quick to the punch early, as he charges forward, applies pressure, and outworks Dirrell.

The early rounds are interesting, Dirrell looks good for breif periods, as he lands some sharp lead shots, but for the duration of the rounds, Uzcategui fights a good fight, attacking the head and body, sustaining relentless pressure.

As the rounds progress, Dirrell begins to have success, but he is made to work at a pace he doesn't want to work at, and Uzcategui, though made to miss, using decent defence himself, and with the high output, still finds the target quite often.

It is after 7 rounds that Dirrell, mentally seems to fade, and round 8 doesn't suggest different, as Uzcategui hurts Dirrell, and lands plenty of leather as he goes on the attack.

After 8 rounds, Dirrell doesn't sit on his stool, he looks upset, and is not clear with his answer when he is asked about continuing, prompting his corner to stop the fight.

Jose Uzcategui gets revenge, gets his best win, and takes a step towards fighting for a world title.

Andre Dirrell, bitterly disappointed, leaves little doubt that his career is over, and after a tough loss, at 34, his boxing future appears bleak.

At the time of the stoppage, after 8 completed rounds, all three judges scored Uzcategui ahead in the fight, one of them, a narrow 75-77, and the other two, scoring Dirrell a long way behind, 74-78, and 73-79.




Fan Cards: Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui II


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
79


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
79


scorecard by KAISERKOBA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
79


scorecard by LEFT EYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
79


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
79


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
74
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
78


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
74
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
78


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
79


scorecard by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
74
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
78


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
75
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
78


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
76
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
76


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
79


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
73
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
79


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANDRE DIRRELL
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
74
JOSE UZCATEGUI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
78


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this is a good rematch, I think had the fight not ended under an unfortunate, controversial circumstance as it did, there wouldn't be a rematch, but the first one was very competitive, and a second fight is not a bad idea.

I think Uzcategui started very well the first time, he caught Dirrell with some hard punches, but through the middle rounds, Dirrell got his boxing together, he was ahead on the scorecards, some people thought it was an even fight, but I had Dirrell quite a long way ahead after 8 rounds.

Uzcategui shouldn't have hit Dirrell after the bell, I don't think it was malicious, but I don't think it was a complete accident, and he deserved to be punished. Uzcategui was unfortunate to be disqualified, in boxing, many fighters have done much worse and not even lost a point, but he either hit a guy who wanted time get him disqualified, and succeeded, or he badly hurt a guy with an illegal blow, in this sport, it is dangerous, and you have to be careful.

This might be viewed as a 50/50 fight, you could make a strong case for either guy winning. Uzcategui has age and size on his side, Dirrell is I think the more skilled fighter.

I think Dirrell will manage to start better in this fight than he did in the first fight.
Paulie Malignaggi once gave a very interesting analysis on how a fight case of physical vs technical can turn out. Malignaggi said that either he or someone he knew had said that although it isn't this simple, and it certainly isn't always the case, often, in a boxing fight, you see the better boxer, the better technical fighter in round 1, and as the fight goes on, the physical advantages, and the physical attributes become more relevant. I think this fight could turn out very much like that.

I think Dirrell will take the lead early, and after 6 rounds, he will be ahead, having boxed at a consistent, controlled pace, landing good counters on an aggressive but out thought Uzcategui.

I think it will be the older fighter who struggles for pace in the last half of the fight. I think Uzcategui will out fight, out slug a tiring Dirrell in the last few rounds, taking over the fight, really rallying, but not managing to put Dirrell on the canvas.

I think Dirrell will win a close and unofficially disputed decision, probably an SD, or MD.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape

Dirrell
Height: 185
Reach: 191
Weighed in at: 167.75
Age: 34
Fights: 28
Wins: 26
Year of debut: 2005
Experiences at 168: 22
Career heaviest weight: 180
Career lightest weight: 166
World title contests: 2
KO percentage: 57
Time since last fight: 9 months
Current activity rate (2016-present): 2 fights
Unbeaten opponents: 3
Opponents with losing records: 6

Uzcategui
Height: 188
Reach: 194
Weighed in at: 166
Age: 27
Fights: 28
Wins: 26
Year of debut: 2011
Experiences at 168: 6
Career heaviest weight: 171
Career lightest weight: 159
World title contests: 0
KO percentage: 79
Time since last fight: 9 months
Current activity rate (2016-present): 3 fights
Unbeaten opponents: 2
Opponents with losing records: 10

Champion58's picture

Uzcategui wins on points, he's the coming man, he's got potential to be a star in the division in the next couple of years.

People won't be asking "who's Categui?"... they will know who he is.

EndOfMe1994's picture

Master-class performance from Uzcategui.

Can't help but feel bad for Dirrell. He's likely done as a top level fighter.

Boxing Purist's picture

After the display from the Dirrell corner in their first encounter the result just feels right.

Left Eye's picture

Uzcategui is one of the most aesthetic fighters to watch.

I think he beats Benavidez.

SalTnutZ1's picture

He made a fan of me! I think his style and awkwardness will give people trouble.