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Dirrell-Caparello, Dirrell-Truax Finalized For April 29 in AC

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  - Olympic Bronze Medalist Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) takes on Australia's Blake Caparello (22-1-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight attraction as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) returns to Spike on Friday, April 29 from Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Also on the same card, Dirrell's brother, former world champion Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) will meet former world title challenger Caleb "Golden" Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight affair as part of an exciting night of PBC on Spike action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
 
The former 168-pound titleholder Anthony and two-time title challenger Andre are both prime for another run at championship gold, but will have stiff competition from opponents who have recently had their own title opportunities.

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"April 29 is going to be a fun night of boxing," said Andre. "Caparello is hungry just like me and he's fighting for his career so I know he's a very dangerous man. Everything in camp has been perfect so far. I'm excited that both Anthony and I will get to showcase our skills and spread our family name even more on the same Spike show."
 
"It's an honor to be fighting on the same card as my brother," said Anthony. "It's going to be a great night of boxing. Truax is a good, rugged fighter who will bring out the best in me. I need someone to push me to the max. My prediction is always a knockout."
 
Caparello scored a first round knockdown in his 2014 world title bout before losing to Sergey Kovalev, while Caleb Truax battled middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs in a PBC on Spike co-feature in 2015, failing to Jacobs in the final stanza.
 
"This is a huge opportunity for me to show the world that I am one of the best 168-pounders in all of boxing," said Caparello. "This is the weight class where I belong. Dirrell is a former Olympian and, like myself, a world title challenger. I expect a very tough fight on October 17, but I know that I will be victorious."
 
"This is a fight that I have to take advantage of and win," said Truax. "It's another great opportunity for me and I'm putting everything into training. Dirrell is a good, athletic fighter with skills. It's a tough task but I'm up for it. I'm bringing my A-game so he better do the same."
 
"April 29 will be an outstanding night," said Marshall Kauffman of King's Promotions. "Having the Dirrell brothers on the same card will be a great and unique night of boxing. Both are exceptional talents and they are in with two guys who are looking for breakthrough wins in Blake Caparello and Caleb Truax."
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $50, are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and are on sale now.
 
An amateur standout that won two U.S. World Championships in addition to his Olympic Bronze medal, the 32-year-old Andre Dirrell is ready to return to the ring after an illness delayed his previously scheduled bout against Caparello. The fighter out of Flint, Michigan holds victories over Arthur Abraham and Curtis Stevens and only has two narrow losses on his resume.
 
A crafty fighter out of Victoria, Australia, Caparello won his first 20 professional fights primarily fighting out of his home country. He owns victories over Michael Bolling, Jorge Olivera, Allan Green and previously unbeaten Robert Berridge. The 29-year-old most recently scored a unanimous decision over Affif Belghecham in June and after his scheduled bout with Dirrell was delayed, he defeated Luke Sharp by decision.
 
Anthony Dirrell has seen more adversity than most throughout his career as his time in boxing has been seriously jeopardized twice, first in December 2006 when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and was sidelined for 20 months and again in May 2012 when he broke his lower left leg and left wrist in a motorcycle accident. The Flint, Michigan-native never let that hold him down as he kept winning fights and working his way up the professional ranks. In 2014 he won his first championship when he defeated defending champion Sakio Bika. His road back to a 168-pound title began in September when he dominated the action against Marco Antonio Rubio on his way to a unanimous decision victory. 
 
Born in Osseo, Minnesota, Truax is an experienced veteran who has fought professionally since 2007. Fighting mostly in his home state, the 31-year-old won his first 14 fights. He dropped a 2012 showdown to Jermain Taylor but went undefeated in his next eight fights to earn the fight against Jacobs. Most recently, Truax stopped veteran Melvin Betancourt in the fourth round in February.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-23-2016

[B][FONT="Arial"][COLOR="Blue"]Maybe it's just me, but the Dirrells are boring IMO. Neither seem to put it all on the line... too 'safety first'. And neither of these fights are competitive.[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

Comment by kidaguilar on 03-22-2016

Well isn't this one of the ****tist fight cards I've ever laid eyes on.

Comment by deanrw on 03-22-2016

Normally I would be shoulder shrugging over these 2 matchups, but for some reason the previous cards on spike felt the same going in but came out spectacular. I'll tune in to see if the fireworks happen again.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-22-2016

[QUOTE=Fetta;16552646]No this is not suitable for HBO or Showtime but for friday on Spike im ok with it. Both building back and on same card is cool[/QUOTE] Caparello was suitable for HBO, actually.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 03-22-2016

[IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bzu7Pn78FB8/Vdd6HuCmMcI/AAAAAAAATUU/iHRQsArMipM/s1600/shrug.gif[/IMG]

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