2017 BOXING fight – Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui – full fight Video IBF

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-05-20, pretty good fight between Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui: it gets three stars.

Andre Dirrell entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 25-2-0 (16 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since April 29, 2016 when he defeated Blake Caparello (=Dirrell vs Caparello); before this bout he had lost to James DeGale (=DeGale vs Dirrell).
His opponent, Jose Uzcategui, has a record of 26-1-0 (22 KOs=85%) and he entered as the No.19 super middleweight in the world. ‘Bolivita’ Uzcategui suffered his only loss when he faced Matt Korobov in 2014 (=Korobov vs Uzcategui), since then he has won four bouts beating Derrick Findley and Fabiano Pena in 2016. Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui is valid for the interim IBF World super middleweight title; undercard of Gary Russell Jr vs Oscar Escandon. Watch the video and rate this fight!


Date: 2017-05-20

Where: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA

Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)

Title: interim IBF World super middleweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Andre Dirrell def. Jose Uzcategui (Disqualification at 3:00, round 8)


Dirrell’s previous fight: Andre Dirrell vs Blake Caparello

Their next fight: Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui 2


Dirrell vs Uzcategui Fight Video:

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4 comments on “2017 BOXING fight – Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui – full fight Video IBF”

  1. A late punch is a late punch, its fair for a disqualification, but I don’t think its intentional, Uzcategui was in the middle of combination punch, but the s*cker punch from a cornerman, not cool, that man should be banned from boxing for life.

  2. Go to Daily Motion for fight video,

    So my score through the 8th.
    4-2-1 Uz. 1-4 to uz 5&6 to Dir and 8th tied until end.
    So Ref never warned Uz for the same thing in Rd 3? Which was punching at the bell. Actually that on he could have pulled.
    Yes Dirrell was hit after the bell but the punch was being thrown at the bell. Uz had already hurt Dirrell with a left after an exchange and was throwing another left (as he had been Doing and Dirrell not blocking those double lefts?)
    There was no reason for this DQ.
    Ref saved Dirrell as he doesn’t know how to ref! “If an unintentional foul causes the bout to be stopped immediately, the bout is ruled a “no contest” Else goes to scorecards”

    Now in regards to a fighter who could not continue.
    The Ref asked Dirrell if he was OK and Dirrell shook his head Yes. He looked at his corner outside then ring for communication. looked back at Ref who was signalling for a Time Out. Looked back out side and then feigned. As soon as Dr was through looking at him he was up. He was also clear headed right after as he was trying to communicate with Uz. (and as pointed out Uz speaks No English.)
    So again, no reason for a DQ.

    • You said it all. Pathetic job by the ref all the way. A ref cannot tell a fighter when he’s down (I don’t remember the exact words but it was something like): “If you can’t continue you’ll win a DQ”. Especially at a guy like Dirrell (and I’m sorry to say that ’cause I believe he’s got very good talent) who doesn’t seem like he really wants to fight anyway. Also, an experienced fighter like Dirrell knows he has to protect himself, stay aware and not drop his hands as soon as the bell rings… But that’s not what happened anyway, he was already knockdown on his feet I believe. And I have no words for his uncle behaviour. Should be banned from boxing for years.
      I had Uzcategui by 1 point at the time of the stoppage. Should have been ruled a NC, that’s for sure.

  3. Very entertaining and close fight between two technically sound boxers but with Dirrel showing slightly better skills. It was the first time for me to watch two boxers doing so well by fighting using a different stance than the one they are use to when required.
    Completely disagree with the referee decision since in my opinion Jose hit Dirrel after the ring bell unintentionally because the heat of the battle and trying to complete a punch combination. It is pathetic because during the whole fight both guys were very gently and looks like they like each other.
    The Dirrel’s coach should be charge for battering and prevented for participating again in this sport for ever. The only cool guy here was Dirrel himself and the poor Jose was the victim of the referee’s bad intention.


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