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
"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.