Anthony Dirrell - Bio, Net Worth, Boxer, Championship, Fight, Record, Purse, News, Wife, Kids, Brother, Cancer, Age, Height, Weight, Eye, Cut, Facts
Anthony Dirrell is an American professional boxer who has won a two-time "WBC Super Middleweight Champion". Dirrell has been able to mark himself in the history of the best boxers. Dirrell won the WBC super-middleweight title in 2019. Anthony is also popularly known as the younger brother of the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, Andre Dirrell. Dirrell is all about to quit his game i.e. take retirement.
What is Anthony Dirrell Famous for?
- Famous as the younger brother of Andre Dirrell.
- Also as the two-time "WBC Super Middleweight Champion".
When and Where was Anthony Dirrell Born?
Anthony Dirrell was born on October 14, 1984, in Flint, Michigan, United States. His birth name is Anthony Dirrell. His nationality is American. Dirrell belongs to White ethnicity while Libra is his zodiac sign.
Anthony Dirrell is the son of Willie Dirrell(father) and Lola Dirrell(mother). Anthony was raised along with his elder brother, Andre Dirrell. Andre is also a professional boxer who even has been the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist. Anthony is just like his elder brother, he also has a great passion for boxing.
Dirrell and his elder brother Andre began boxing while they were just in elementary school in their hometown of Flint, Michigan. The Dirrell brothers were trained by their grandfather, Leon Lawson Sr. who was also a former sparring partner of Muhammad Ali.
Besides, their uncle, Leon Jr. is also a trained boxer.
When Did Anthony Dirrell Start His Professional Career?
- Anthony Dirrell kicked off his professional career on January 27, 2005, after winning the match against Henry Dukes.
- Dirrell had his second match against Dewayne Warren where Warren got knocked out on February 11, 2005.
- Later Dirrell won his third match against Larry Brothers by TKO and fourth match against Mike Walthier where Mike got knocked out.
- On August 13, 2005, Dirrell had his fifth fight against the unbeaten Gabriel Rivera where Dirrell won by TYO.
- Dirrell again made a victory over Kevin Butts by knocking him out on the first round.
- Dirrell won his further matches by TYO against Chris Gray, Juan Carlos Ramos, and James Morrow.
- On July 2, 2011, Dirrell won the UBO InterContinental super middleweight title against Dante Craig.
- On August 16, 2014, Dirrell won the WBC Super Middleweight title against Sakio Bika.
- On April 24, 2015, Dirrell made his debut in Premier Boxing Champions losing his first-ever match against Badou Jack at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.
- Dirrell continued with his charm as he further won several matches including Badou Jack, Marco Antonio Rubio, Caleb Truax, Abraham Han, Denis Douglin and Norbert Nemesapati.
- On February 23, 2019, Dirrell won the vacant "WBC Super Middleweight title" against Avni Yildirim.
- On September 28, 2019, Dirrell faced his second loss against David Benavidez.
Is Anthony Dirrell Married?
Anthony Dirrell is a married man. Dirrell is married to his beautiful wife, Shondrika Dirrell. The couple is living a happily married life. They share three sons together including twins. Dirrell is a loyal husband no doubt as recently he announced that if his wife will agree his fighting he'll fight but if she doesn't then he'll retire.
Dirrell also has mentioned having a feeling of a horrible parent as he isn't able to give time to his sons. Besides, Dirrell is also a cancer survivor.
How Much Does Anthony Dirrell Earn?
The 34 years old boxer, Anthony Dirrell has a well earned through his career as a professional boxer. Considering all the hard works and time that Dirrell has put on his career, he has managed to amass a great fortune of the amount in dollars through his several matches and wins.
Dirrell enjoys his fortune which is estimated to be $100,000. With all the fortune in about a million dollars, Dirrell has managed to live a luxurious lifestyle.
How Tall is Anthony Dirrell?
The tall, dark and handsome pro-boxer, Anthony Dirrell has a great athletic body physique. Being a boxer, Dirrell has been very conscious of his health and fitness. Dirrell stands tall with a height of 6ft. 2inch. while his body weighs around 76kg.
Talking about his looks, Dirrell has a dark complexion with black hair and black eyes.
Trivias About Anthony Dirrell You Need To Know.
- Dirrell began boxing while they were just in elementary school.
- His grandfather, Leon Lawson Sr. who was a former sparring partner of Muhammad Ali.