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Anthony Dirrell stops Marcos Hernandez in four with crushing uppercut

Anthony Dirrell proved Saturday night that he is a title challenger at 168 pounds. Former two-time super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell did not appear to be on the undercard for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb plant showtime. He hit the best punch of his career and knocked out Marcos Hernandez. Darrell stopped Marcos Hernandez with a giant right upper cut in 22 seconds in Round 4 of the 10-rounder set on the Canelo Alvarez-Caleb plant card at the MGM Grand. Dirrell (34-2-2, 25 KOs) came in a Michigan State outfit. The fighter, originally from Flint, MI, had better luck than Sparti on November 6. He clipped Hernandez (15-5-2, 3 KOs) to the jaw with a wind-up right hook that looked as if it had started from his knees. Hernandez hit the ground and tried unsuccessfully to stand on his own two feet. The referee stopped the fight by giving Round 4 TKO to Daryl. The winner of the Alvarez-Plant Fight will have many options in his first defense of the undisputed 168-pound title. Daryl just showed that he is a workable.


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