Mexico’s Uzcategui stops Dirrell for interim IBF crown

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NEW YORK — Jose Uzcategui pounded Andre Dirrell for eight rounds before the fight was stopped at the beginning of the ninth Saturday night, giving the Mexican the interim IBF super middleweight title.It was never a contest. Uzcategui, who was disqualified last May for a late punch to Dirrell in a fight Uzcategui was winning, came out firing and never stopped. His right hand was lethal, whether to the head or the body, as a lead or a counterpunch.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Uzcategui improved to 27-2 with 23 knockouts. Dirrell dropped to 26-3.Last spring, Uzcategui was DQ’d for a late punch at the end of the eighth round. That result was overshadowed by Dirrell’s trainer, Leon Lawson Jr., throwing a series of punches at Uzcategui following the fight. Lawson was suspended and faces a court date in Maryland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAs if there wasn’t enough intrigue surrounding the fight, the start was delayed over an issue with the color of Uzcategui’s urine. Once doctors cleared him to fight, he was unstoppable.The bout came on the undercard to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s defense against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READcenter_img Long distance: Nuggets make 19 3s, roll past LeBron, Cavs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more