And after twelve rounds of evenly-fought action, we have a split decision on the cards.
And the winner, of the 21st century boxing-related battle of man vs. machine, by split decision… Paul Magno!
Paul Magno sneaked the victory with the last fight of the contest, predicting a Dirrell victory in the Super 6 Boxing Classic fight against Arthur Abraham on March 27.
Both predictor records were impressive, with Magno (17-3, 2 KO) and the Machine (16-4, 3 KO), who predicted the correct winner twelve times in a row from November through March.
Paul Magno has kept his reputation as the boxing encyclopedia in human form, and achieved John Henry’s feat of defeating a multi-functional machine in Title Bout Championship Boxing 2.5.
The Machine is considering filing a protest about the decision, but it would likely be snubbed by The Boxing Tribune, who sanctioned the bout. However, both camps have entered negotiations for a rematch later on in the year.
Abraham-Taylor: Abraham UD 12 (Magno); Abraham TKO 2 (Machine);
Froch-Dirrell: Dirrell SD 12 (Magno); Dirrell SD 12 (Machine);
Haye-Valuev: Haye TKO 7 (Magno); Haye UD 12 (Machine);
Dawson-Johnson: Dawson UD 12 (Magno); Dawson UD 12 (Machine);
Pacquiao-Cotto: Pacquiao TKO 5 (Magno); Pacquiao TKO 7 (Machine);
Kessler-Ward: Ward UD 12 (Magno); Kessler KO 9 (Machine);
Guzman-Funeka I: Guzman UD 12 (Magno); Funeka TKO 10 (Machine);
Bute-Andrade: Bute UD 12 (Magno); Bute UD 12 (Machine);
Williams-Martinez: Williams UD 12 (Magno); Williams TKO 10 (Machine);
Vitali-Johnson: Vitali TKO 9 (Magno); Vitali TKO 9 (Machine);
Bradley-Peterson: Bradley SD 12 (Magno); Bradley UD 12 (Machine);
Malignaggi-Diaz II: Malignaggi SD 12 (Magno); Malignaggi UD 12 (Machine);
Gamboa-Mtagwa: Gamboa UD 12 (Magno); Gamboa TKO 7 (Machine);
Lopez-Luevano: Lopez TKO 10 (Magno); Lopez MD 12 (Machine);
Johnson-Mack: Mack SD 12 (Magno); Johnson UD 12 (Machine);
Valero-De Marco: Valero TKO 3 (Magno); Valero TKO 6 (Machine);
Alexander-Urango: Alexander UD 12 (Magno); Alexander UD 12 (Machine);
Pacquiao-Clottey: Pacquiao TKO 10 (Magno); Pacquiao TKO 11 (Machine);
Wladimir-Chambers: Wladimir TKO 8 (Magno); Wladimir TKO 7 (Machine);
Dirrell-Abraham: Dirrell UD 12 (Magno); Abraham TKO 11 (Machine)
RESULT: MAGNO (17-3, 2 KO); MACHINE (16-4, 3 KO)