Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Friday April 29th
The Dirrell Brothers, natives of Flint, Michigan used their star power to broaden awareness, to the town’s water crisis. Friday night, the duo, fought for the people of Flint. For those who would like to help the people of Flint, #Fight4Flint has been set up for donations.
After losing to James DeGale a year ago in May, Andre “ The Resurrected” Dirrell (25-2-16KOs) came back in spectacular fashion with an impressive win over Australian Super Middleweight, Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6KOs). Unlike his brother’s swift and furious win; ‘The Resurrected’ went the distance, stacking points against his Aussie opponent. Caparello would have his strongest lead in the 2nd round, when he sent the older Dirrell to the canvas with a left hook. Dirrell would not give up points again, showcasing his endurance. Scores were 98-1 3x.
“The Dog” Anthony Dirrell (29-1-1, 23KOs) fought like he wanted his title back, when he rocked Caleb Truax (26-3-2, 16KOs), sending him to the mat twice in the 1st round. After a lack luster performance by his own admission against Marco Rubio, Dirrell got off to a quick start with a sharp combination that sent Truax to the canvas. Truax would rise before the ten count, but “The Dog” would immediately send him back down with a devastating left right combination.
In a Super Bantamweight IBF eliminator, Jonathan Guzman (21-0, 21KOs) cruised to his 21st career win by knockout, against Daniel Rosas (20-3, 12KOs). Guzman kept the pressure on delivering his first knockdown in the 5th. Guzman was pushed into unfamiliar territory, by the tenacious Rosas, who pressed the action in the 4th with single left hooks. After the 8th round, the bout would be called due to (Rosas) receiving excessive punishment.