Here’s something you don’t see everyday.
This past weekend a fight went down between Jose Uzcategui and Andre Dirrell for a vacant super middleweight world title. Drama ensued in the final second of the eight round as Uzcategui knocked Dirrell out with combination just right after the bell had rung. Referee Bill Clancy had no choice but to disqualify Uzcategui due to Dirrell being unable to continue fighting.
Unfortunate? Yes, but nothing compared to what happened next. Dirrell’s uncle and trainer, Leon Lawson Jr, stepped into the ring and assaulted Venezuelan boxer with a bare knuckle left hook thus causing mayhem.
Lawson then quickly fled the scene and was not found anywhere inside the arena by the police. Uzcategui’s team have taken legal action and Lawson Jr is now facing two assault charges.
Dirrell won the vacant title via disqualification but obviously was not happy about the aftermath.
“I’m sorry for what my coach has done. Dirrell said. My coach is my family, my uncle, and he was worried. He cares for me. He loves me. Please forgive him. I’m going to stand up like a man. I didn’t win like I wanted to, but I’ll be back,” said Dirrell.