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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 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.