Team Uzcategui Files Protest, Seeks Dirrell Rematch

On Thursday, May 25 the IBF received a written request from Jose Uzcategui’s advisor Sean Gibbons and his promotor Zanfer Promotions asking for a review of the Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell bout that took place on May 20, at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino in Baltimore, MD.

Uzcategui’s camp claims that Referee Bill Clancy made an erroneous call when ruling that their fighter deliberately punched Andre Dirrell after the bell. They have requested that the IBF review the fight and order an immediate rematch.

The IBF will consider the rematch on this coming Tuesday, May 30. At that time the organization will also confer on disciplinary action against Leon Lawson for punching Jose Uzcateqgui in the ring on that night.

A fighter’s safety in the ring is of great importance to the IBF and Lawson’s action will be addressed by the organization.

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