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Police: Dirrell vs Uzcategui brawl currently ‘under investigation’ with no arrests made

We have an update from the police in Maryland on the Dirrell vs Uzcategui brawl, including the status of Leon Lawson, Jr.

Andrew Dirrell, James DeGale Open Workouts Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

For those who missed it, the big combat sports story from this past weekend was the disqualification and post-fight brawl in Saturday’s Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui boxing match on Showtime. That fight ended in a DQ win for Dirrell when Uzcategui landed a late punch after the 8th round - his second late punch of the fight. In the chaotic aftermath, Dirrell’s uncle and cornerman Leon Lawson Jr. sucker-punched Uzcategui.

Bloody Elbow spoke to a representative from the Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland this morning, who confirmed that the incident is still “under investigation.” Lawson is not currently in police custody. Later in the broadcast, Showtime stated that the police were looking for Lawson in order to arrest him. The department clarified today that they were not “searching” for Lawson and that again, the incident remains simply under investigation.

We have reached out to the Maryland State Athletic Commission for comment, and will report back as we have more details.

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