AnthonyDirrellvsMarcoAntonioRubioPreviewSeptember6th

FormerWBCSuperMiddleweightChampionAnthonyDirrelloftheU。

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stepsbackintotheringonSunday,September6thwhenhetakesonMexicanveteranMarcoAntonioRubioattheAmericanBankCenterinCorpusChristi。

DirrellsufferedthefirstlossofhisprocareerthelasttimeoutwhenhewasbeatenbyamajoritydecisionbyBadouJackinApril。

ThisboutispartofthePremierBoxingChampions(PBC)seriesandcanbeseenliveSundayafternoononCBS。

FansinBritaincantuneinandseethe10roundsofactiononSkySports。

DirrellvsRubioBettingOdds

HerearethewinneroddsfromonlinesportsbookBetOnline。

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MarcoAntonioRubio+600

AnthonyDirrell-900

MyPick

The30-year-oldDirrellwillentertheringwithafinerecordof27-1-1alongwith22Koswhilethe35-year-oldRubiois59-7-1with51Kos。

RubioalsolosthislasttimeoutashewasstoppedbyinthesecondroundbymiddleweightkingGennadyGolovkinofKazakhstanlastOctober。

Beforethatloss,Rubiowasenjoyingasix-fightwinningstreak。

He’sstill15-2inhislast17outingssince2009,butalwaysseemstofallshortwhenfacingeliteoppositionashewasalsooutpointedbyJulioCesarChavezJraswellrecently。

Dirrellisagoodboxer,butnotreallyintheupperechelonatthemoment。

However,RubiodidmanagetobeatcurrentmiddleweightbeltholderDavidLemieuxofCanadalastyearviaaseventh-roundstoppage。

RubiowillgiveDirrellatoughfight,muchlikeSakioBikadidontwooccasions。

DirrellfoughttoadrawwithBikaintheirfirstmeetingandthentookBika’sWBCcrownviaunanimousdecisionthenexttimeoutlastAugust。

Dirrellisjustover6-feet-2-inchestallandhasa74。

5-inchreach。

Hemaynotbethemostwell-knownboxeroutthereashe’smainlyfoughtagainstGradeBopponents。

However,he’sbeateneverybodywhohasstoodinfrontofhimotherthanJackandhasanimpressiveknockoutrateof76percent。

Dirrellwasdiagnosedwithnon-Hodgkinlymphomabackin2007andunderwentchemotherapyandradiationtreatmentsforclosetotwoyearsbeforefightingagain。

Heturnedprobackin2005andhasmetthelikesofBika,AnthonyHanshawandJack。

Otherthanthatreally,therearen’ttoomanyopponentsanybodyisgoingtorecognizeinthe107roundshe’sfought。

Rubiostandsjustover5-feet-10-inchestallandpossessesa70-inchreach,whichputshimatadisadvantageinboththeheightandreachdepartments。

However,hematchesDirrellinpowerashealsohasa76percentknockoutratio。

Rubio’shasbeenaprosince2000andhas319roundsunderhisbelt。

RubiohasbeenbeatenseventimesbythelikesofGolovkin,KellyPavlik,ZaurbekBaysangurov,KassimOuma,KofiJantuah,SaulRoman,andJulioCesarChavezandPavlik,Jantuah,andRomanallstoppedhim。

Dirrell,ofFlint,Michigan,maynotbeknownasahardhitter,buthispowerisunderrated。

Andwhenthat’dfactoredinwithRubio’squestionablechin,wecouldseeaknockdownortwoalongtheway。

Prediction

Again,wehaveanothertoughfighttocall。

RubiolikestomixuphisattackandbetheaggressorwhileDirrellprobablyhasthebetterboxingskillsoverall。

TheybothhavegoodpoweranduptonowDirrellhasshownhe’sgotagoodchin。

SomefansweredisappointedwithRubioinhisfightagainstGolovkinastheyfeelheperhapscouldhavecontinued。

Thiscouldgoeitherway,butDirrellmaybemoremotivatedatthispointinhiscareerandshouldtaketheboutbydecision。

AlatestoppageispossibleifhegetsRubiointrouble。

ARubiowinwouldn’tbeasurpriseatallthoughandhe’sprobablyworthbackingastheunderdogifyou’rewillingtotakeachance。

Play:Rubio+600@BetOnline。

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