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Notes: Dirrell, Dulorme, Ramirez updates

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs), the 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and former world title challenger, is getting busy again. He is due to face Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) on Oct. 8 (ESPN2) in the 10-round co-feature of the Sam Soliman-Jermain Taylor middleweight title bout at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. It will be the second fight in three months for Dirrell, 31, of Flint, Michigan, who had fought only twice between his 11th-round disqualification win against Arthur Abraham in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in March 2010 and his fifth-round knockout of Vladine Biosse on Aug. 1 on ESPN2.

• Welterweight Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs), a 24-year-old Puerto Rican prospect, who has won five fights in a row since his upset loss to Luis Carlos Abregu in 2012, has signed with manager Cameron Dunkin. The pairing is interesting because it means Dunkin, whose deep stable also includes Nonito Donaire and Brandon Rios, and Dulorme promoter Gary Shaw, who have had major issues over the years, leading to a falling out, will have to deal with each other.

"I apologized to Gary. I'm sure Gary doesn't like me but I love Gary so it will work out," said Dunkin, adding that Dulorme does not have his next fight set. Dulorme's last fight, which was on HBO, was a unanimous decision against then-undefeated Karim Mayfield.

• Hot super middleweight prospect Gilberto Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) of Mexico will be back in action in November, according to Top Rank. He could fight Nov. 15 in San Antonio on an HBO Latino-televised card or serve as the co-feature for the Nov. 29 HBO telecast topped by lightweight titlist Terence Crawford defending against Raymundo Beltran in Crawford's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

• The all-German showdown between former two-time super middleweight titlist Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) and former four-time middleweight beltholder Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) will be contested at a catch weight of 166 pounds to accommodate the smaller Sturm, who has fought his entire career at middleweight. They meet Nov. 8 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.

• Featherweight Orlando Cruz (20-4-1, 10 KOs), 33, of Puerto Rico, will look to shake off a two-fight losing streak when he meets Ruben Tamayo (25-4-4, 17 KOs) of Mexico on Oct. 24 (Telemundo) at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Cruz, the first openly gay boxer, challenged Orlando Salido for a vacant world title last October and lost by seventh-round knockout and then lost a 10-round decision to Gamalier Rodriguez in April.