Anthony Dirrell Stops Kevin Engel On ESPN Friday Night Fights
Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Champion, Anthony Dirrell fighting in a non title bout defeated Kevin Engel on Friday night at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, California.
With the victory Anthony Dirrell raises his undefeated record to 23-0 (20 KOs), while Engel falls to 18-5 (15 KOs).
The fight was promoted by Gary Shaw Productions.
Kevin Engel took the fight on short notice when original opponent former world super middleweight champion Alejandro Berrio pulled out.
In this fight from the outset Anthony Dirrell showed he was intent on having an early night. Dirrell took control of the fight early on landing solid shots to the body and head. His jab was effective, and his combinations were on target.
Dirrell dropped Engel twice in round two, before referee Dr. Lou Moret counted Engel out. Time of the stoppage was 1:44 of round two, and Dirrell would celebrate his devastating victory in the ring with a perfectly executed backflip.