Dirrell conquers Rubio; McDonnell beats Kameda in close fight

Jamie McDonnell - (Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (Sept. 6, 2015) – Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) scored an impressive unanimous decision over Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) Sunday afternoon in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS main event from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (Sept. 6, 2015) – Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) scored an impressive unanimous decision over Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) Sunday afternoon in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS main event from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dirrell proved to be too fast for Rubio as he consistently beat the Mexican veteran to the punch and was able to control the fight. Rubio hung tough throughout the fight, continuing to come forward in his attempts to catch Dirrell.

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Dirrell schools Rubio; McDonnell decisions Kameda

Jamie McDonnell - (Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) 30-year-old former WBC 168lb champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) defeated Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) by a 10 round decision in a mismatch on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rubio was little more than a punching bag in the fight for the much bigger, stronger and quicker Dirrell.

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) 30-year-old former WBC 168lb champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) defeated Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) by a 10 round decision in a mismatch on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rubio was little more than a punching bag in the fight for the much bigger, stronger and quicker Dirrell.

The three judges all scored the fight the same in giving Dirrell every round by the scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 100-90. Dirrell had Rubio slightly hurt on a number of occasions, but he wasn’t able to finish him off due to him throwing only shot at a time. Dirrell’s pot shot style of fighting wasn’t conducive to getting a knockout against a guy with a good chin like Rubio.

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Jamie Mcdonnell vs. Tomoki Kameda: The Texas Two Step

Jamie McDonnell - This Sunday afternoon the PBC on CBS will bring boxing fans a rematch between Jamie Mcdonnell and Tomoki Kameda. Their first meeting back in May on CBS was a two-way affair and the second time around has only increased the stakes at hand. Can Mcdonnell have the same continued success he found after coming off the mat? Will Kameda use a smarter game plan rather than head hunting as he found himself doing after scoring the early knockdown?

This Sunday afternoon the PBC on CBS will bring boxing fans a rematch between Jamie Mcdonnell and Tomoki Kameda. Their first meeting back in May on CBS was a two-way affair and the second time around has only increased the stakes at hand. Can Mcdonnell have the same continued success he found after coming off the mat? Will Kameda use a smarter game plan rather than head hunting as he found himself doing after scoring the early knockdown?

Jamie Mcdonnell seems a bit distracted heading into the rematch with Tomoki Kameda. Mcdonnell has spoke of future opponents like Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton but can’t afford to look ahead. After all it was a debatable victory Kameda with all three scorecards reading 114-113. That’s not to say that Jamie didn’t fight well enough to deserve the win. But it was a close fight that could have gone to either man or ended in a draw.

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McDonnell: I want Quigg after I beat Kameda

Jamie McDonnell says he will KO Tomoki Kameda in their WBA World Bantamweight title rematch in Texas on Sunday live on Sky Sports before moving up to Super Bantamweight to face WBA champ Scott Quigg.

McDonnell defends his belt against Kameda in a rematch of their gripping encounter in May, where the Doncaster man claimed off the canvas in the third round to outpoint the previously unbeaten Japanese star.

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PBC on CBS – Jamie McDonnell: I Will Make a Statement Against Tomoki Kameda on Sunday

Jamie McDonnell - Arguably Britain's most under-appreciated world champion, Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12ko), fights out in Texas for the second time on Sunday, to again defend his WBA (reg) bantamweight title in a rematch with dangerous Japanese former WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19ko), whom he got off the floor to beat in a cracking little scrap back in May, winning a close UD by scores of 114-113 (x3).

Arguably Britain’s most under-appreciated world champion, Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12ko), fights out in Texas for the second time on Sunday, to again defend his WBA (reg) bantamweight title in a rematch with dangerous Japanese former WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19ko), whom he got off the floor to beat in a cracking little scrap back in May, winning a close UD by scores of 114-113 (x3).

The Doncaster man, out in the Lone Star State with twin brother Gavin, will again be cornered by manager David Coldwell, due to regular trainer Dave Hulley’s fear of flying, but the Brit is confident the slow start that plagued him in the first fight will be a thing of the past, as he seeks to take it to Kameda early and make a proper statement.

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Jamie McDonnell vs Tomoki Kameda II on for 6th September in Texas

Jamie McDonnell - It was confirmed last night that British WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will return to Texas to battle Japan's Tomoki Kameda for a second time, following his hard fought victory back in May in which he earned the unanimous decision after hitting the deck in the 3rd from a huge Kameda right hand.

It was confirmed last night that British WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will return to Texas to battle Japan’s Tomoki Kameda for a second time, following his hard fought victory back in May in which he earned the unanimous decision after hitting the deck in the 3rd from a huge Kameda right hand.

Showing some real grit, McDonnell battled back, got back to his boxing and eventually took the fight by scores of 114-113 (x3) in the face of some quality work from the Japanese fighter. It was a score that accurately reflected how close the fight was first time round, and manager Dave Coldwell – who cornered McDonnell for the fight due to regular trainer Dave Hulley’s fear of flying – tweeted the confirmation last night.

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Jamie McDonnell: A Hero Lacking in Appreciation

Jamie McDonnell - When Carl Froch travelled to Mashantucket, Connecticut to defend his WBC super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in 2009, he exposed an embarrassing blind spot within British boxing that was in need of rectification.

When Carl Froch travelled to Mashantucket, Connecticut to defend his WBC super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in 2009, he exposed an embarrassing blind spot within British boxing that was in need of rectification.

Britain’s only active World champion – at the time – travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to defend the title he won on terrestrial television – when defeating Jean Pascal unanimously over 12 rounds in one of the finest super-middleweight title fights in recent memory – only to find himself without a broadcast partnership.

What transpired was a performance that would find a home in the annals of British boxing history, the only problem, no one got to watch Froch snatch victory from the jaws of defeat live – well, not in his own country any way. This could never happen again, the country was now on board and Carl Froch has never looked back since.

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