Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell has a message, one that he delivered first with his fists and later reiterated with his words—you know, just in case you didn’t get the memo spelled out all over Marco Antonio Rubio’s swollen ribcage.
Anthony Dirrell wasn’t fighting a sponge, because we all know that sponges are staunch pacifists. Still, the way the other dude in the ring with him soaked up his punishment and just kept on coming suggested some kind of preternatural absorptive powers.
Anthony Dirrell’s voice rises in unison with the temperatures he’s speaking of. “It was a fire pit down there. Oh my god!” he exclaims of a jalapeno-hot boxing heaven that felt closer to hell. “One of the hottest gyms I ever trained at. It was burning up.”
It was as if there was a disconnect between his fists and what makes them fly, a broken circuit between the body and the mind.
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Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell isn’t licking his wounds after defeat, preferring instead to raise his hackles at a new challenger.