10 Things You Might Not Know About Andre Dirrell…

July 29, 2009

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Most purists know who Andre Dirrell is in the boxing community. If not, than they will be finding out very soon.

As he prepares for his first pro title bout on Oct. 10, as part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, which will bring together three world champions and three top contenders in a multi-layered tournament, he has been part of a media frenzy.

Who wouldn’t want to talk to a guy that will be going over to England to take on the WBC Champ, Carl Froch? But no one really knows who he is as a person, not the boxer! Here’s 10 things you may not know…

1. What is your favorite music to listen to before a fight?

AD: R&B. No specific artist, I listen to them all but that’s what soothes me and is relaxing. If I aint got it on my radio, I got it on my headphones and I just work out to R&B, it’s just relaxing before a fight.

2. What’s your typical training regimen before a fight?

AD: I just get up early in the morning, run a good 4 or 5 miles. By nightfall, I get in the gym and I do it all again.

3. Who is your favorite fighter of all-time?

AD: Muhammad Ali of course. He’s just an all-around sporstman, he’s a great personality, very outspoken and I look up to that. He stood up for what he believed in and in the ring he took his job very seriously.

4. What’s your favorite movie?

AD: I love comedy. I laugh so easy so I love comedy. Again, I dont got a favorite movie, I just love to laugh so comedy.

5. Outside of boxing, how do you relax?

AD: To relax? That’s a toughy because I dont relax too much. I play the game all day. I play Madden, that’s what I get into, Playstation 3 all day so it takes me out of this world so the game is what I do mainly.

6. What’s the first place you have to go when you get to Flint?

AD: To see my kids! I stick around my kids. I take them to the park and then I head right back down to Berston and back to training.

I come home, see my family, see my mom and I go from there.

7. What’s the first thing you did with your money when you won your first pro fight?

AD: Paid my rent (laughs). I was always backed up when I came home, well it used to be, not now. But when I first started, my rent would always be backed up so the first thing I did when I got back was paid 2 months of rent.

8. Who was your favorite celebrity to meet?

AD: I haven’t met very many, I met a lot of sports people but I haven’t met many celebrities but like maybe Jaheim. He’s a cool dude, he loves boxing. We still kick it to this day.

9. What’s your favorite pair of shoes?

AD: Jordans or Nikes. I got my blue Air Max Nikes on right now and I love Jordans, so one of the two.

10. When you win the title, what’s the first thing you’re gonna do?

AD: Oooooh Weeee! Get a house. I’m in a little town house but I want my own place. I gotta pay my taxes first (laughs) then get a house and we’ll see what happens next.


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