Andre Dirrell = bitch
|Showtime's latest Fight Camp ask's more questions of Dirrell's injury than it sets out to answer. The excellent program covers the twists and turns behind each participants preparations before the next round of fights begin.|
In revealing footage shot by the Fight Camp producers before Dirrell withdrew, shows some alarming comments being made by one of Dirrell's camp - his cousin Leon Lawson junior who the son of Andre's trainer.
"It's not a guarantee that we face Ward next." claimed Leon Lawson jr, almost uncannily during the opening minutes of the latest fight camp 360 episode.
"This is a business." he states candidly.
"we're 'Prize' fighters... not 'Pride' fighters.
"If they wanna dance then get that MONEY right." concluded Lawson.
The comments come out of the blue as all the participating fighters in the Showtime Super Six are contracted with agreed purses up front for their involvement. From a neutral perspective it would appear that they were under the belief that their fighter was now worth more than they originally signed up for.
Later in the show, the team visit Andre Dirrell's home to get his side of events, but when asked which doctor allegedly advised he withdraw from the event, Andre was seemingly lost for words and his family stuttered before dropping names.
Then immeadiately after the question was posed, Lawson senior declared that he wanted "Lawyers present" if they continued to ask such questions of his fighter.
The Showtime team then stated that this was an opportunity for Andre to tell the story of his withdrawal to answer suspicious critics who feel that his injury is not legit.
It a bold move, the team then asked Team Dirrell if "He was scared".
This provoked Lawson junior to again intervene and declare that whilst Andre isn't fighting, him and his team are not making money.
"I love making money." he boldy declared before quickly adding that he'd happily push forward the boxer to fight in the quest for dollar bills, but that Andre was 'family'.
Elsewhere footage of a forlorn Ken Hershman, the creator of the tournament looks dissapointed that the show has been rocked with withdrawals but valiantly declares the show will continue until it's conclusion.
Andre Ward is featured in the segment and genuinely seemed happy to lace up and fight Dirrell, adding that his withdrawal was surprising.