CBS will air another Sunday afternoon edition of Premier Boxing Champions on September 6, with Anthony Dirrell taking on Marco Antonio Rubio in the main event from American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KO) is looking to bounce back from his first pro loss, as he dropped his WBC super middleweight belt to Badou Jack on April 24. The 30-year-old Dirrell is still in the race at 168, but definitely needs a win over Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KO) to stay there.
"I'm ready to get back in the ring and prove that I'm still one of the most dangerous men in the game," said Dirrell. "Rubio is a tough guy but I'm coming to knock him out and eventually get my title back. ‘The Dog' is coming to Texas looking to inflict some pain."
"I'm very excited to face Anthony Dirrell on September 6," said Rubio. "This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I'm going to leave it all in the ring. I promise a great fight for all the fans that come out in Texas."
The co-feature is a good one, as Jamie McDonnell will take on Tomoki Kameda in a rematch of their close bantamweight title fight from May 9 in Hidalgo. McDonnell won by razor thin scores of 114-113 across the board, and both men are anxious for the rematch.
"I am delighted to be going back to the states and facing Kameda again," said McDonnell. "The first fight was brilliant, he's a class act and I wish that the first fight had gone on even longer. People wrote me off before the first one but I was always confident that I would beat him and I am even more confident that I will do it again. If I start well this time I think I will stop him."
"This is the fight I wanted and I'm thankful to have the opportunity to rematch Jamie McDonnell," said Kameda (31-1, 19 KO). "I thought that I won the first time, but this time I will leave no doubt. I can't leave it up to the judges this time, my plan is to dominate."