Jan 14 2017
Saturday

Barclays Center, New York, United States

12 rounds contest @ Super Middleweight
23-1-0 
MD 12

Score cards

  • 114-112
  • 113-113
  • 113-113
MD 12
20-1-2

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Middleweight Championship
IBF World Super Middleweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
39
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDUDTKOTKO
Form
MDSDMDTKOUD
23
Wins
20
14
By KO
12
61
KO%
60
1
Loses
1
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

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James DeGale vs Badou Jack report

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 was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

This contest was for the unified super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC & IBF belts on the line.

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 36 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 2 more professional rounds, 210 to Jack's 208.

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.

Jack had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Lucian Bute on 30th April 2016 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Armory, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against George Groves on 12th September 2015 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Dirrell on 24th April 2015 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.

Before that, he had beat Francisco Sierra on 12th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Alamodome, San Antonio.

He had won against Jason Escalera on 30th August 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Badou Jack had been fighting more than James DeGale.

Going to this contest, James DeGale had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 6 days ago, while Badou Jack's last outing had been 6 years, 7 months and 6 days ago.

DeGale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 14 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 8 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 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.

What were the odds on DeGale vs Jack?

James DeGale was a 19/50 (-260) favourite going into the contest, while Badou Jack made his way into the ring at 99/50 (+200) with oddsmakers.

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Result

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Jack

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James DeGale

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108

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