Andre Dirrell drops Christopher Brooker thrice for KO win!
Andre Dirrell (27-3, 17KOs) hasn’t fairly lived as much as lofty expectations following his stellar novice profession. He was regarded as a surefire world champion as an expert after claiming the Bronze medal within the 2004 Olympics within the middleweight division. The novice standout now holds losses to Carl Froch, James DeGale and extra not too long ago Jose Uzcategui. Now 37 years outdated, the previous Interim IBF tremendous middleweight champion is gearing up for one final run.
Campaigning now at mild heavyweight, he’ll tackle Christopher Brooker (16-7, 6KOs) in a ten-round bout. Dirrell ranks #10 within the WBA mild heavyweight rankings and is the overwhelming favourite. This might be his first combat since stopping Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in 5 rounds in December of 2019. Merely put: it’s now or by no means for Andre Dirrell!
Dirrell, a switch-hitter, opened the bout with Brooker within the southpaw stance. He would set the tempo capturing out a fast proper jab that saved Brooker at bay. Because the spherical progressed, Dirrell would throw a left hand that linked on the elbow of Brooker. In doing so, he appeared to harm the hand. Though, that might not deter him from utilizing it transferring ahead within the combat.
THREE KNOCKDOWNS DOES BROOKER IN!
When spherical three rolled round, it was clear that the Flint, Michigan native was nicely in a groove. He would come ahead stalking his opponent, whereas firing off straight left arms to move with an occasional proper hook to the physique. Issues would go from unhealthy to worse for Brooker as he would actually really feel the ability of Dirrell. A straight left adopted by a left uppercut would ship him down for the primary time within the combat. Displaying coronary heart, he rose to his toes solely to be dropped two extra instances. It was clear he was merely no match for Dirrell, who would declare the knockout victory.
All in all, it was a great exhibiting for Dirrell, who was shaking off rust. He confirmed that he nonetheless has the pace, energy and fundamentals to trigger issues for his fellow fighters within the mild heavyweight division. Will he actually make noise in his new division? Solely time will inform.
By: Jerrell Fletcher
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