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Badou Jack vs Anthony Dirrell report
Who won Jack vs Dirrell?
Badou Jack beat Anthony Dirrell by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 24th April 2015 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 114-114 in favor of winner Badou Jack.
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 WBC super middleweight championship of the world.
Jack vs Dirrell stats
Badou Jack stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Dirrell made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 1 draw, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Dirrell had advantage in power over Jack, with a 81% knock out percentage over Jack's 67%.
Badou Jack was the older man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Dirrell had a height advantage of 1 inch over Jack. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Badou Jack & Anthony Dirrell fought out of an orthodox stance.
Jack was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 4 months later than Dirrell, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 220 to Dirrell's 184.
Jack vs Dirrell form
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 defeated Blake McKernan on 28th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jean Pascal on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Marcus Browne on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated 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.
Dirrell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mark Anthony Hernandez on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Kyrone Davis on 27th February 2021 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight eliminator fight at Shrine Exposition Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by David Benavidez on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
He had won against Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Dirrell had been fighting more than Badou Jack.
Going to this contest, Badou Jack had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 2 days ago, while Anthony Dirrell's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 24 days ago.
Jack's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
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