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Dirrell vs. Munoz UBO Title Fight July 2

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June 13, 2011 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Undefeated Anthony Dirrell will take on former NABC champion Michi Munoz for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title on July 2nd at the 11.000 capacity Atwood Stadium in Flint, Michigan.


Taking place during Fourth of July weekend, the event is billed “Fights & Fireworks”, and will be promoted by Leon Lawson Jr. of Dirrell Promotions.  

Dirrell (21-0, 18 KOs) turned professional in 2005, and in his most recent fight scored a third round victory over journeyman Alberto Mercedes in May at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. This will be his first crack at a championship in the paid ranks.

Having fought somewhat in the shadow of his more famous brother, Olympic Bronze medalist and Super Six Star Andre Dirrell, Anthony will be looking to make a breakthrough for himself in front of a hometown crowd. And the fact that the title fight is now confirmed makes the 26-year-old feel comfortable:

"It feels good because now I can work on certain stuff," Dirrell told the Flint Journal recently. "I'll probably find some stuff on the internet and just see how he works and it just feels good to know that it's finally set in stone and I can finally concentrate on one thing." 

Michi “El Matador” Munoz (23-6, 16 KOs) is coming off a second round victory over Mike McGuire in February. The Kansas boxer has mixed with some big names, and his professional losses came against Vanes Martirosyan, John Duddy, Joey Gilbert, Carson Jones, Noe Gonzalez and Bronco McKart in a UBO title fight last October.

UBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title Fight, Anthony Dirrell vs. Michi Munoz July 2, 2011 in Flint, Michigan.


Indeed an impressive list of top-class operators with a total 152-19-2 record between them!  

"We're just excited that we got the right guy for Anthony to give the fans an exciting fight," Dirrell's uncle and fight promoter, Leon Lawson Jr. said. "We wanted to pick the right opponent, we wanted it to be exciting for Flint and this guy right here is a tough opponent".

The undercard will include the return of lightweight Wes Ferguson, another native of Flint, and former IBO World Cruiserweight Champion and current NABF Heavyweight Champion Jonathon Banks from Detroit.

Atwood Stadium is located on 701 University Avenue in Downtown Flint. Tickets are priced $15 - $95, and can be purchased through www.startickets.com or at the box office located at the front gate of the building on the day of the show.



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