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Key reasons why Floyd Mayweather Sr. is no longer training Andre Dirrell


In a fight that has flown under the radar, super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) will put a 13-month streak of inactivity to rest when he faces off with Ghana’s Michael Gbenga (14-6, 14 KO’s) inside of the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas later this evening.

And while it’s a positive sign to see such a fine talent as Dirrell getting busy again, there were some developments within his recent training camp in Las Vegas that are worth noting.

Outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is no longer training Dirrell, as he will instead stay put in Vegas as his charge, undefeated lightweight hopeful Mickey Bey Jr., faces off with Robert Rodriguez inside of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino tonight.
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Andre Dirrell on training with Mayweather Sr., 50 Cent as a promoter, his ring return, more

Chris Robinson catches up with super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell inside of Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, Nov. 2. Dirrell speaks on his return to the ring, a possible fight in England, working with 50 Cent as his promoter, the beef with Lil’ Floyd, having Floyd Mayweather Sr. as his trainer, and more.

Mayweather Sr. on speaking with 50 Cent, the drama with Floyd, training Andre Dirrell, more

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. outside of Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather, who just finished up a training session with Andre Dirrell, speaks on working with the talented 29-year old after speaking with 50 Cent. Floyd Sr. also speaks on the drama between 50 Cent and his son Floyd.

Andre Dirrell now training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. amidst Mayweather-50 Cent drama

At the moment, former friends Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent are no longer down with one another, as they were even seen taking personal shots at one another on their personal Twitter accounts on Friday, November 2.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that former super middleweight title challenger Andre Dirrell has now hired the services of Floyd Mayweather Sr… Dirrell is promotionally aligned with 50 Cent, and it’s surprising to see Mayweather Jr.’s father now working with Dirrell.

Expect more news in the coming hours.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. on TMT Promotions, Adrien Broner, Mickey Bey, working with Andre Dirrell

Chris Robinson catches up with Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 2nd, 2012 at the weigh-in for his fighter Mickey Bey Jr., an undefeated lightweight contender, and Robert Frankel. Floyd Sr. discusses the recent news of his son Floyd Jr. teaming up with 50 Cent to create TMT (‘The Money Team’) Promotions, possibly working with Andre Dirrell, and much more.