Andre Dirrell is the older brother of fellow pro boxer, Anthony Dirrell. They are trained by their grandfather, Leon Lawson. Dirrell was diagnosed with a brain injury following his bout with Arthur Abraham.
Olympic Games results
- 2004 Middleweight Bronze Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Athens, Greece. Results were:
Other Amateur Highlights
- 231 amateur wins
- 2001 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
- 2003 United States Amateur Middleweight Champion
- 2003 U.S. middleweight representative at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results were:
- Round of 16 - Lost to Yordanis Despaigne (Cuba) (20-21)
- 2004 US Olympic Trials Gold medalist at middleweight, in Tunica, United States.
- 2004 US Olympic Box-Offs Winner at middleweight, in Cleveland, United States.
- Defeated Clarence Joseph 30-9
- 2004 1st America´s Olympic Qualifier Gold medalist at middleweight, in Tijuana, Mexico.