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Anthony Dirrell wants rematch against Sakio Bika after Brooklyn draw

Anthony Dirrell left Brooklyn last night with a draw against Sakio Bika, coming up short in his bid for his first world title.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Last night in Brooklyn, Anthony Dirrell suffered the first blemish on his pro record when he went to a split draw against Sakio Bika, who retained the WBC super middleweight title as a result. Dirrell started the fight hot, but as it wore on, he began to tire, and Bika's familiar roughhouse tactics came into play

Dirrell immediately left the ring when the scores were read, not giving Showtime's Jim Gray the customary post-fight interview, but Gray did catch up with Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KO) later in the night.

"I want to apologize to the fans for leaving the ring like that but I was just disappointed," he told Gray. "He hit low and head butted. I definitely want a rematch."

The 29-year-old Dirrell was challenging for a world title for the first time in his career, and for the most part performed pretty well, showing that he's got the ability to compete on this level.

With both fighters advised by Al Haymon, a rematch is easy to make in theory. Do you want to see another fight, or should Dirrell have to score a good win before he gets a second shot?

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