Anthony Dirrell Out Six Months After Motorcycle Crash, Surgery Goes Well

Super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell will be out about six months after a motorcycle crash today, according to his brother Andre Dirrell, but injuries don't sound career-threatening or anything, and surgery reportedly went well.

Ring Magazine tweeted an update from the brothers' uncle Leon Lawson, who said he believed Anthony had broken an arm and a leg.

Dirrell (24-0, 21 KO) is a cancer survivor whose career has started to simmer, as he's always been known as the "other" Dirrell but has begun to emerge as a player at 168 pounds in his own right. He won a WBC eliminator in December over Renan St-Juste, which was supposed to set him up for a shot at the title, but the WBC recently declared their title vacant, with Andre Ward moved to "champion in recess" status.

Dirrell was recently put into a fight with Nikola Sjekloca for the vacant title, but obviously that's not going to be happening any time soon.

If I do know anything about Anthony Dirrell at all, it's that this will serve only as a minor setback. He's 27 and has some time to get himself back into shape and get through this, and he's certainly beaten tougher foes than some broken bones.

Bad Left Hook sends our best wishes for a speedy recovery out to Anthony, and our best wishes to the Dirrell family and friends at this time, too.

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