Wilder vs Ortiz: Jose Uzcategui promises to gain KO revenge over Andre Dirrell
Last Updated: 01/03/18 2:22pm
Jose Uzcategui has promised to gain revenge by knocking out Andre Dirrell.
The super-middleweight rivals will meet in a highly-charged rematch in Brooklyn, New York, on the Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz undercard, in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports.
Uzcategui (26-2-KO22) was disqualified for hitting after the bell eight rounds into their infamous first fight and was then punched by Dirrell's uncle and former trainer, Leon Lawson, in the aftermath.
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The Venezuelan was ahead on two of the judges' scorecards and with the IBF interim title and a step closer to challenger recently-crowned world champion, Caleb Truax, on the line, is looking for an emphatic win.
"This time I really want to prove my skills and show off my power," he said
"Andre Dirrell better be ready because I'm coming to knock him out
"I'm not going to give the judges any opportunity in this fight. They won't have an impact on this fight whatsoever because I'm going to knock him out earlier rather than later.
"The only thing that matters to me is having Andre Dirrell in front of me on Saturday night and knocking him out to prove I'm the better man.
Dirrell (26-2-KO16) was given the disqualification win following referee Bill Clancy's decision, while Lawson was suspended for his actions.
'The Resurrected' split from him and has now turned to Virgil Hunter to try and secure a third world-title shot, after losing to James DeGale and Carl Froch, in the past.
"What happened last fight is in the past," he said
"I'm ready to move forward with Virgil Hunter and get this win on Saturday night. Virgil is a tough coach who gives you exactly what you need in the gym.
"I'm very excited for this fight. Everyone knows it's going to be a great fight. I know this won't be easy and I've never wanted it easy. We're going to put on a great show."
Watch Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui, on the Wilder-Ortiz undercard, live from Brooklyn, New York, on Sky Sports Main Event, Sunday 2am.