Having your post fight interview be the most entertaining aspect of your performance is fine if you’re Victor Ortiz, but Andre Dirrell is no Vinny Facelube in the entertainment department in or out of the ring.
Friday night from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Dirrell (25-2-0, 16 KO) got a unanimous decision against Australian Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KO) in a sloppy, largely boring super middleweight fight by triplicate 98-91 scores.
He then proceeded to talk nonsense in his interview only after delaying it playing on his phone. It was more weird than entertaining, but the only enjoyable part of the fight was Caparello dropping Dirrell in the 2nd round. Other than that it was Dirrell firing ineffectual flurries as he came forward.
In the cofeature, Dirrell’s super middleweight brother Anthony did not bore as he stopped Caleb Truax a minute and forty-nine seconds into the 1st round. Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KO) connected on a big right hand, dropping Truax (26-3-2, 16 KO) hard. Truax beat the count, but Dirrell jumped all over him. Truax went down hard again seconds later, and referee Harvy Dock waived it off. It’s tough to say if Truax could’ve continued, but I at least like for a guy to get a count.
Dirrell immediately called out Badou Jack.