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Andre Ward Vs Andre Dirrell

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Andre Dirrell

The careers of Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell will probably always be intrinsically linked.  They both won medals with the 2004 US Olympic team.  They're both named Andre.  They both fight at super middleweight.  The both turned pro within a month of each other.  They were born less than a year apart from each other.  So it only makes sense to compare their Bios and what the two of them are as boxers.

Size - Ward is 6'1" with a 73 inch wingspan, while Dirrell is 6'2" with a 75 inch wingspan, meaning Ward is about average and Dirrell is slightly above average.

With a size, reach, and power advantage, Dirrell has some physical advantageous over Ward. At any moment he can counter with a blow that concusses or cuts.

Ward will have to be varied in his attack and constantly on the move.

A southpaw, Dirrell is a switch hitting and naturally gifted left-hander.

Andre Dirrell (19-1, 13 KO’s) is in a tough predicament going into his stage 3 Super Six tournament fight against WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (21-0, 13 KO’s) on September 25th at a still to be determined location. Dirrell, 26, absolutely must win in order to make it to the semifinals. A loss will mean that Dirrell will be out of the tourney.

 

Andre Ward – Bio

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Andre Ward was born on February 23, 1984 and is the current WBA World Super Middleweight champion. As an amateur Ward won Gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division, the first American boxing gold in 8 years. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in second place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.

Ward made his pro debut on December 18, 2004 by scoring a second round TKO over Chris Molina.

He is presently part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, The Super Middleweights – tourney.

His Pro record is won 22 (KO 13) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 22.

Since Nov 21, 2009 he is the WBA Super Middleweight Champion.

 

Andre Dirrell – Bio

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Andre Dirrell was born on September 7, 1983 in Flint, Michigan and won the middleweight bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Dirrell was a standout as an amateur and won the National Amateur Championship at Middleweight (165 lb.) in 2003.

He also competed at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo.

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.

Dirrell began his professional career in January of 2005 defeating Carlos Jones TKO in round 4 / 4.

He is presently part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, The Super Middleweights – tourney.

His Pro record is won 19 (KO 13) + lost 1 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 20.

 

Super Six World Boxing Classic

(Showtime)

Andre Ward Vs Andre Dirrell on the 25 of September 2010

WBA Super World super middleweight title

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