Anthony Dirrell vs Denis Douglin Preview Nov. 17th
Former WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell of Flint, Michigan will engage in a 10-round super middleweight bout in his hometown against Denis Douglin of Marlboro, New Jersey this Friday, November 17th. The bout can be seen live in North America on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes. Dirrell last fought in January when he stopped Norbert Nemesapati after six rounds. Douglin’s last outing came in August when he was stopped by David Benavidez in the 10th round after also being decked in the ninth.
Dirrell vs Douglin Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Denis Douglin +1400
- Anthony Dirrell -3600
The 33-year-old Dirrell will enter the ring with a fine record of 30-1-1 along with 24 Kos. He’s a good boxer, but not quite in the upper echelon or elite class at the moment. His best performances have come against Caleb Truax, Marco Antonio Rubio and Sakio Bika, who he fought on two occasions. Dirrell fought to a 12-round draw with Bika in their first meeting in December, 2013 and then took Bika’s WBC crown via unanimous decision the next time out in August of 2014.
However, Dirrell then lost the crown to Sweden’s Badou Jack by majority decision in April of 2015. His next fight was a 10-round unanimous decision over Rubio five months later. Dirrell stands just over 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a 74.5-inch reach. He’s beat everybody he’s faced other than Jack and has an impressive knockout rate of 75 per cent. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma back in 2007 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments for close to two years before fighting again. Dirrell turned pro back in 2005 and has fought 124 rounds since then.
Douglin is a 29-year-old southpaw who climbs through the ropes with a record of 20-5 with 13 Kos. He gives up a lot of size as he’s half a foot shorter than Dirrell and 5-foot-8, but gives up just 1.5 inches in reach as he has a wingspan of 73 inches. Douglin turned pro back in 2009 and has boxed 109 rounds since then. He has decent power with a current knockout ratio of 52 per cent, but his chin’s quite questionable as he’s been stopped in four of his five losses.
Douglin was 12-0 when he was beaten for the first time by Doel Carrasquillo in the third round in 2011. He was stopped by Jermell Charlo in the fifth round a year later and dropped an eight-round unanimous decision to Jose Angel Rodriguez in his very next fight. Douglin was then stopped in the seventh round by George Groves in 2014 and Benavidez stopped him in the 10th round a couple of months ago. Douglin’s best win was against Charles Whittaker by 10-round unanimous decision in 2014.
Douglin will be stepping up in class again on Friday when he meets Dirrell. The last three times he stepped up he was stopped by Groves, Charlo and Benavidez and the outlook for him here doesn’t look too good. Hie has a puncher’s chance, but Dirrell has shown he’s got a good chin up to now. Dirrell should also be motivated at this point in his career as he tries to earn another title shot to reclaim his lost crown and he should be victorious here, probably by stoppage.
Douglin’s not in the same class at the moment.
Play Dirrell -3600 @ 5dimes.eu
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