Anthony Dirrell has a new opponent for Saturday's UBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title fight at the Atwood Stadium in Flint, Michigan. Original foe Michi Munoz won’t be able to fight after being arrested, and in steps 2000 Olympian Dante “Inferno” Craig (18-9-1, 13 KOs).
32-year-old Craig turned professional in 2001, beating undefeated Darren Fallen at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden in New York. But already in his third professional fight he came up short when another undefeated opponent, Sherwin Davis, stopped him in the third round.
Since being derailed by Davis, Craig has operated with mixed results. His best victory came in 2006 when he stopped former WBA Champion Carl Daniels, but that triumph was followed by s string of defeats to the likes of Olympic Bronze medalist Terrence Cauthen and undefeated prospects Michael Walker and Aaron Pryor Jr.
The UBO Inter-Continental title fight against Anthony Dirrell is a massive opportunity for Dante Craig to fulfill some of the promise he showed as an amateur and in parts of his professional career. Taking the fight on short notice certainly proves he is a game and true professional fighter.
“Fights & Fireworks”, Anthony Dirrell vs. Dante Craig will be promoted by Team Dirrell Promotions. Atwood Stadium is located on 701 University Avenue in Downtown Flint. Tickets are priced $15 - $95, and can be purchased through www.startickets.com or at the box office located at the front gate of the building on the day of the show.