—Anthony Dirrell set a violent tone early, hammering Marco Antonio Rubio to the body with fast, fierce combination punching beginning in Round 1.
—In Round 4, Rubio landed a hard right hand followed by a powerful left in some of his best action of the fight.
—A firefight broke out near the end of Round 10, with both Dirrell and Rubio blasting away at each other, but it wasn’t enough for Rubio to avoid a one-sided drubbing.
Anthony Dirrell looked like a marksman at target practice, but with Marco Antonio Rubio’s face in place of clay pigeons.
With superior hand speed and precise counter-punching, Dirrell continually knocked the steam out of a charging Rubio.
Landing hard right hands at will, Dirrell punished his opponent, who kept coming forward but couldn’t find a way to initiate his offense, eating far more punches than he was able to land.
Rubio did tag Dirrell with a hard right hand in Round 4, following it up with a crisp left, but he was never able to sustain any kind of lasting attack.
Dirrell literally boxed circles around Rubio at times, resulting in a victory by unanimous decision with Dirrell winning 100-90 on all three judges’ scorecards.
- Dirrell vs Rubio