Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Jack vs Browne?
Marcus Browne beat Badou Jack by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th January 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 116-111, 119-108 in favor of winner Marcus Browne.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Adrien Broner for the WBA World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nordine Oubaali beat Rau’shee Warren for the WBC World Bantamweight belt and Hugo Ruiz defeated Alberto Guevara.
Jack vs Browne stats
Back in January 2019, Marcus Browne stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Badou Jack made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Browne had advantage in power over Jack, with a 73% knock out percentage over Jack's 59%.
Marcus Browne was the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Browne had a height advantage of 1 inch over Jack. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Marcus Browne & Badou Jack fought out of an orthodox stance.
Browne was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 5 months later than Jack, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 88 less professional rounds, 132 to Jack's 220.
Marcus Browne went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO at light heavyweight.
Badou Jack was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Jack vs Browne form
Browne had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Lenin Castillo on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Francy Ntetu on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sean Monaghan on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale.
Before that, he had beat Sean Monaghan on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
He had defeated Thomas Williams Jr on 18th February 2017 by knockout in the 6th round at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
Jack had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this 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.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated George Groves on 12th September 2015 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marcus Browne had been fighting more than Badou Jack.
Going to this contest, Marcus Browne had last fought 5 months and 15 days ago, while Badou Jack's last outing had been 8 months ago.
Browne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Jack's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Jack vs Browne start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Jack vs Browne?
Marcus Browne was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Badou Jack made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.