Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui Rumored For March 3 Rematch

Super middleweights Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui are rumored to fight in a rematch on March 3 on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Showtime EVP Stephen Espinoza has denied such a fight yet being secured for the date or even being pitched to the network)

Their first bout ended in controversy, as Uzcategui was disqualified for hitting Dirrell after the bell in the eighth round, knocking him out. Uzcategui was warned previously by referee Bill Clancy for punching after the bell.

However, Leon Lawson, Dirrell's uncle and cornerman, got in the last word, literally, as he sucker punched Uzcategui after the fight. Felony charges were later dropped, but had he been charged, Lawson was facing up to 25 years behind bars.

It was the second time that Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO's) had won a fight under similar circumstances. In 2009, the 34-year-old was less than six minutes away from a dominating unanimous decision victory, but slipped on the canvas in the 11th round, and was knocked out with a right to the chin from Arthur Abraham as he sat on the floor.

Dirrell hasn't looked the same since. He fought for a world title in 2009, but was defeated in a controversial split decision to UK's Carl Froch.

Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO's), a Venezuela native based in Mexico, is a former middleweight turned 168-pound world title contender. He served up a second-round knockout of Julius Jackson, the son of the heavy-hitting two-division champion Julian Jackson, in a scheduled 12-round bout in October 2015.

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