In his first fight back with Al Haymon and out of 50 Cent's SMS Promotions, Andre Dirrell will face Vladine Biosse in another tune-up bout on this week's edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights, which will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Thomas Williams Jr and Gabriel Campillo.
Dirrell (21-1, 14 KO) is fighting for the first time since February 2013, when he defeated Michael Gbenga in Texas. This will be his third "stay-busy" type opponent in a row, following his increasingly infamous DQ win over Arthur Abraham in 2010.
Biosse (15-4-2, 7 KO) is a 32-year-old club fighter originally from Cape Verde, and now fighting out of Providence, Rhode Island. If you think you just heard about him fighting and losing, it's because you did. He was routed by Callum Smith on July 12 in England. After starting his career 11-0, Biosse has gone 4-4-2 with losses to Smith, J'Leon Love, Marcus Upshaw, and Denis Grachev.
The 30-year-old Dirrell is ostensibly looking to get his career back on track, as it's been nearly four years since he's been a serious player in the super middleweight division.