Leon Lawson III scored a first-round knockout in his pro debut this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)
By Chris Robinson
This past weekend, in Flint, Mich., 11-time national champion Leon Lawson III made his pro debut, winning by way of a first-round knockout over Robert Alexander Seyam. The bout took place on the undercard of Anthony Dirrell’s technical-decision victory over Denis Douglin, and Lawson needed just 40 seconds to finish the match, as an excellent counter left hook put Seyam down and out for the count.
Anyone who has followed the Dirrell brothers over the years should definitely pay close attention to young Lawson, as they are cousins, with their grandfather Leon being the original trainer of the fighting brothers from Flint. Lawson is trained by his father Leon II, who has also worked closely with the Dirrells over the years.
Lawson is a special talent himself, as he just recently turned 18 years of age and was the youngest person to win the national golden gloves in 2017. Lawson will be competing in the welterweight class, and he definitely stands out at 6’5″. Continue reading →
Chris Robinson catches up with super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KO’s) in San Antonio, Tex., as he speaks on his recent fight against WBC champion Sakio Bika, his thoughts on why he deserved to win, the fan support, and tonight Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana fight Continue reading →
Anthony Dirrell in Las Vegas this past May prior to his victory over Don Mouton (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
Earlier tonight, inside of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell pushed forward with his latest comeback as he stopped former amateur star Anthony Hanshaw in a Showtime Extreme-televised attraction.
Dirrell’s superior punching power came through in the third round, as he hammered Hanshaw along the ropes, forcing both a knockdown and a referee’s stoppage.
Dirrell sees his record climb to 25-0 with 21 knockouts after his second victory in less than three months. On May 3rd in Las Vegas, Dirrell won a hard-fought eight-round decision over Don Mouton inside of the Cosmopolitan Resort.
“It felt good,” Dirrell said when asked of his stoppage of Hanshaw. “I knew right when I got to camp that I felt good. When I first got back I told my coach ‘I feel different.’ Of course, I should feel different. Continue reading →