Andre Dirrell didn't need much time in tonight's comeback against Detroit club fighter Darryl Cunningham, winning a second round stoppage when Cunningham's corner threw in or waved the towel for a second time in the round.
Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO) looked fit and focused. In the first round, he was his usual self, looking to time Cunningham (24-3, 10 KO). Turns out he didn't really need to time him so much as just let his hands go, as he was far too fast and just too good for the 37-year-old opponent.
In the second round, Dirrell landed some good left hands and hurt Cunningham, and then after a break following a slight low blow, laid Cunningham flat out with a single left hand. Cunningham was done for at that point, and his corner threw in the towel, but referee Jack Reiss couldn't quite figure out what that meant, and then we had a big mess where Reiss was trying to figure out what to do, and the corner decided to continue the fight, which led to Cunningham getting knocked down again, at which point the corner waved the towel and got the stoppage.
Dirrell, 28, was questioned after the fight if he wanted a big name next or another fight like this one, and gave no real answer. Team Dirrell has called out Lucian Bute on his behalf, but we'll see.
Our live coverage continues here, with Jermain Taylor coming back in the main event against Jessie Nicklow.