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.