clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wilder vs Ortiz: Dirrell-Uzcategui rematch official for undercard

Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui will clash again on March 3.

Andre Dirrell v James DeGale Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The fight has been reported for a while, but now it’s fully official: Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui will meet in a rematch on the Wilder-Ortiz undercard, March 3 on Showtime.

“I’m extremely excited to be a part of one of the most dynamic tripleheaders this year,’’ Dirrell said. “This time around I’ll be phenomenal and leave no doubt who the better fighter is. I’m 100 percent focused on dominating Uzcategui on March 3 and getting another shot at the title.”

“I’m very excited to go get what’s mine,” said Uzcategui. “I feel I won the last fight. I didn’t feel I did anything wrong. What happened in the last fight is in the past. I’m going to get what belongs to me. The world will see what ‘Bolivita’ can do and they’ll want to see more of me.”

Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO) beat Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO) by disqualification last May, after Dirrell was hit after the bell to end the eighth round and deemed unable to continue. One of Dirrell’s cornermen then sucker punched Uzcategui in the corner. At the time of the DQ, Uzcategui led on scores of 77-74, 77-75, and 76-76.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook