Anthony Dirrell shuts out Marco Antonio Rubio over 10 rounds
Former super middleweight titleholder Anthony Dirrell rebounded from the first loss of his pro career with a one-sided (and uneventful) 10-round decision over Marco Antonio Rubio on Sunday in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 knockouts), a 30-year-old contender from Flint, Michigan who lost his WBC belt to Badou Jack by majority decision in April, beat the battle-worn 15-year veteran to the punch throughout the CBS-televised bout en route to unanimous scores of 100-90.
Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs), a 35-year-old former middleweight title challenger from Durango, Mexico, never really threatened Dirrell but the well-traveled boxer-puncher exceeded most expectations just by going the distance.
In his last bout one year ago, Rubio was knocked out in the second round of a challenge to WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin.