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PBC on CBS - Dirrell vs Rubio: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

PBC on CBS is back this afternoon at 4 pm EST with a doubleheader from Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Anthony Dirrell faces Marco Antonio Rubio in the super middleweight main event, and Jamie McDonnell takes on Tomoki Kameda in a bantamweight rematch this afternoon on CBS, as Premier Boxing Champions returns to liven up your Sunday afternoon.

Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KO) is looking to bounce back from his first pro loss, while Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KO) is fighting for the first time in 11 months following a second round knockout loss to Gennady Golovkin. Rubio has only dabbled at super middleweight, beating washed-up former welterweight champ Carlos Baldomir in 2012 and a couple of club fighters along the way otherwise.

McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KO) is hoping that Texas is good to him again, as he beat Kameda (31-1, 19 KO) on May 9 in Hidalgo in a highly competitive, very entertaining fight. That fight could have gone either way, with McDonnell winning on scores of 114-113 across the board, and today's rematch was a given after the way that one went.

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Anthony Dirrell def. Marco Antonio Rubio by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)

Jamie McDonnell def. Tomoki Kameda by unanimous decision (115-112, 116-111, 117-110)

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ROUND 1: Rubio looks soft. Dirrell hurts him in the second minute. Rubio really not looking like he's got much to offer in this first round. Right hand Dirrell at the end of the round, too. Dirrell 10-9

ROUND 2: Well, this is prettyh dull. Dirrell having no problems. Rubio looks lousy. Dirrell 10-9, 20-18

ROUND 3: Dirrell giving a beating. Rubio doing nothing. Dirrell 10-9, 30-27

ROUND 4: Well, Rubio actually woke up this round and did a little damage to push Dirrell back at one point. I'm giving him the round for fun!! Rubio 10-9, Dirrell 39-37

ROUND 5: Highlight of this round is arguably a bad headbutt that referee Virgil Earp reacts to like he's just seen someone get their head actually knocked off by a punch. Rubio has no gas but he's conserving it and attacking now and again. Dirrell might consider picking up the pace given he has basically every physical advantage including conditioning. Dirrell 10-9, 49-46

ROUND 6: This is not...engaging. Dirrell 10-9, 59-55

ROUND 7: Dirrell has terrible habit of backing himself to the ropes. Hurt him against Jack, not doing jack against Rubio. Rubio getting a few shots in but Dirrell landing the bigger, more eye-opening shots, and doing some nice body work, too. Dirrell 10-9, 69-64

ROUND 8: Same. Dirrell in total control, Rubio a punching bag for the most part. Dirrell 10-9, 79-73

ROUND 9: Same. Dirrell 10-9, 89-82

ROUND 10: Same. Dirrell 10-9, 99-91


ROUND 1: Kameda coming out jabbing, so is McDonnell. Good left hook from Kameda that comes up from under. McDonnell staying at distance, looking to use his height and reach behind the jab. Kameda just misses a chopping right hand. Kameda with a shot to the body, then a three punch combo that gets home pretty nicely. McDonnell staying calm, but Kameda showing some aggression here. Kameda 10-9

ROUND 2: McDonnell's jab is established but mostly that it's missing. Kameda is picking his shots really nicely here. Counter hook really nails McDonnell and he appears to be cut on the forehead just above his left eye. Good round again for Kameda. He's in control and McDonnell needs to wake up. Kameda 10-9, 20-18

ROUND 3: Right now, Kameda appears to even have the better jab. He's definitely made some improvements from the last fight, and he's sort of luring McDonnell into where he wants him to be. Jamie's getting back in it this round, though, and keeping Kameda from countering as much. Walking him down more. McDonnell with a decent little combo, but Kameda cuts it off with a stiff jab, and then lands a good right. Body shot from Kameda. McDonnell coming forward more now. Right hand from Kameda. Fun round from both, and I thought McDonnell did a lot more good work than commentary noted. McDonnell 10-9, Kameda 29-28

ROUND 4: McDonnell digging to the body a bit now, too, and his jab has more force behind it. Kameda being pressed back again this round. McDonnell has decided to react to Kameda's tactics and put the pressure on. Not his usual game, but he's doing alright. Both throwing and missing hooks. Right hand from McDonnell. You’d think this is three guys doing retro scouting commentary on Kameda. McDonnell invisible to them. Kameda with a flurry at the end of the round but none of it lands. McDonnell 10-9, 38-38

ROUND 5: Kameda with a right hand early in the round, but McDonnell keeping up the pressure. Right hand from McDonnell, partially blocked, and Kameda fires back. Kameda really on the back foot now, almost "running," in that way that dummies call stuff running. These last three rounds have all been tough to score. I liked Kameda for making some adjustments inside and roughing it up. Kameda 10-9, 48-47

ROUND 6: McDonnell with some nice counter shots early in this round, and Kameda looking a little uncomfortable at moments. Tomoki goes back to the body. Kameda with a good left. These two match up very evenly, no matter how they're fighting. Good uppercut from McDonnell. McDonnell 10-9, 57-57

ROUND 7: McDonnell able to keep the pace, Kameda may be starting to fade. Might find a second wind (wouldn't be a surprise), but I think McDonnell is looking more and more like the momentum is in his favor. He had another solid round here. McDonnell 10-9, 67-66

ROUND 8: Virgil Hunter is calling this fight like Tomoki Kameda is his actual honest to goodness biological son. This is another pretty even round. Past the first two rounds, all of them have been debatable, I think. These two just don't separate themselves from one another. Just good matchup. McDonnell 10-9, 77-75

ROUND 9: McDonnell's jab getting there again. Kameda trying to cut off the range advantage again. McDonnell digging to the body as Tomoki grapples his skull while Jon Schorle looks on. 1-2 from McDonnell connects. He's jabbing away to tend this round, lands another right hand, too. McDonnell 10-9, 87-84

ROUND 10: Tomoki wobbled a bit on a jab, but he's not hurt or anything. McDonnell's engine is really something else, he is able to move forward and throw without showing any real fatigue whatsoever. Kameda tiring more visibly, but it's not killing his output or anything. I liked Tomoki this round by just a bit. Kameda 10-9, McDonnell 96-94

ROUND 11: What a well-matched fight this is. Before any potential OUTRAGE!!!1 ROBERRY!11 talk I want to note that this is a real good fight between two evenly matched fighters, just like in May. Jamie's landing the better, harder shots for me. McDonnell 10-9, 106-103

ROUND 12: DOWN GOES KAMEDA HALFWAY INTO THE ROUND! Maybe a partial slip but the shot did land and that's a big deal. They go wild when Kameda lands a jab after that. Jesus. Tomoki trying to come on strong in the latter half of this round but he's not getting there quite enough. Kameda with a desperate flurry to end the round, but doesn't get what he needs. Or might have needed. We'll see. McDonnell 10-8, 116-111

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