VIDEO: Badou Jack and Jean Pascal exchange stunning knockdowns during epic fight

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 0
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Jean Pascal (now 35-6-1) registered a controversial split decision win over Badou Jack (22-3-3) in a blockbuster super middleweight contest in Atlanta over the weekend.

The fight, as expected, went down to the wire with both warhorses throwing big punches resulting in a couple of dramatic knockdowns over the thrilling 12-round contest.

Pascal drew the first blood by staggering Jack with a big right hook in the fourth round. Such was the impact that the latter stumbled on to the ropes, only to get up quickly.

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It was revenge time for Jack in the 12th round as he unleashed a flurry of right hooks to drop Pascal on the ropes, in what looked like an identical knockdown from earlier in the bout.

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Pascal, however, had the last laugh as judges Atlanta Barry Lindenman and Nelson Vazquez scored it 114-112 in his favour, while judge Julie Lederman deemed Jack had edged it by the same margin.

Commenting on his victory, Pascal said: “I kept the middle of the ring most of the time and I was the better fighter. Badou Jack is a great fighter and a gentleman but I won the fight.”

Jack, stressing it could have gone either way, said: “Of course I feel I won the fight but I want to thank Pascal for the opportunity. He’s my brother and has a hell of a chin.

“Maybe he was the better man tonight, I don’t know.”

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