Premier Boxing Champions hits Atlantic City next month with super middleweight veterans Andre and Anthony Dirrell in the main and co-main events. Andre will face former light heavyweight title challenger Blake Caparello while Anthony fights one-time middleweight title challenger Caleb Truax.
Andre (24-2, 16 KO) has had a rather odd career trajectory since his rather odd time in the Super Six. After his DQ win over Arthur Abraham, his sole fight of 2010, he fought once each in 2011 and 2013 while missing all of 2012. He managed to normalize his schedule recently with three wins over decent opponents in 2014, which set him up for a shot at the vacant IBF title against James DeGale. Though Dirrell survived two knockdowns in the second round and took over late, he couldn't quite overcome the deficit.
Caparello (22-1-1, 6 KO) scored an called knockdown on Sergey Kovalev in 2014, only to get battered into submission one round later. He's currently on a three-fight winning streak, the latter two at super middleweight after a career-long stretch at 175, and was originally set to face Dirrell last October before Andre suffered a last-minute injury.
Anthony (28-1-1, 22 KO) took the WBC title from Sakio Bika in a rematch of their earlier draw, only to lose it to Badou Jack last April in his first title defense. He swept Marco Antonio Rubio five months later to re-enter the win column. Truax (26-2-2, 16 KO), meanwhile, suffered a knockout loss to Danny Jacobs on the same card on which Dirrell lost his belt to Jack to end an eight-fight unbeaten streak. He last fought a month ago with a fourth-round knockout of Dominican punching bag Melvin Betancourt.
Fairly decent card, location notwithstanding. Should be a good night of fights.