Barclays Center, New York, United States
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Who won DeGale vs Jack?
James DeGale drew with Badou Jack by majority draw in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th January 2017 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 114-112, 113-113, 113-113, meaning it was a majority draw.
The fight took place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
DeGale vs Jack stats
James DeGale stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Badou Jack made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested DeGale had a slight advantage in power over Jack, with a 61% knock out percentage over Jack's 60%.
James DeGale was the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Jack had a height advantage of 1 inch over DeGale. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
James DeGale fought out of the southpaw stance, while Badou Jack was an orthodox fighter.
DeGale was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 months earlier than Jack, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 210 to Jack's 191.
DeGale vs Jack form
DeGale had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Rogelio Medina on 30th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Armory, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Lucian Bute on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Andre Dirrell on 23rd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Agganis Arena, Boston, United States.
Before that, he had beat Marco Antonio Periban on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Brandon Gonzales on 31st May 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Stadium, London.
Badou Jack had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jean Pascal on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marcus Browne on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Adonis Stevenson on 19th May 2018 by majority draw in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Nathan Cleverly on 26th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had drawn with James DeGale on 14th January 2017 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, James DeGale had been fighting more than Badou Jack.
Going to this contest, James DeGale had last fought 4 years, 8 months and 28 days ago, while Badou Jack's last outing had been 1 year and 30 days ago.
DeGale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Jack's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did DeGale vs Jack start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast DeGale vs Jack?
DeGale vs Jack was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports 1.