Belts on The Line
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Who won Pascal vs Jack?
Jean Pascal beat Badou Jack by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Georgia.
The scorecards were announced as 112-114, 114-112, 114-112 in favor of winner Jean Pascal.
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 Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beating Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA World Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Angelo Leo beat Cesar Juarez and Jose Uzcategui was overcome by Lionell Thompson.
Pascal vs Jack stats
Back in December 2019, Jean Pascal stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Badou Jack made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 3 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Pascal and Jack have similar power, both with a 59% knock out percentage.
Jean Pascal was the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Jack had a height advantage of 3 inches over Pascal. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Jean Pascal & Badou Jack fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pascal was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Jack, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 125 more professional rounds, 345 to Jack's 220.
Jean Pascal went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC at light heavyweight.
Badou Jack was ranked number 11 by the WBA and 6 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Pascal vs Jack form
Pascal had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marcus Browne on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ahmed Elbiali on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Florida.
Before that, he had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 3rd June 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
He had been beaten by Sergey Kovalev on 30th January 2016 by majority decision in the 7th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Badou Jack had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Badou Jack had been fighting more than Jean Pascal.
Going to this contest, Jean Pascal had last fought 4 months and 25 days ago, while Badou Jack's last outing had been 11 months and 9 days ago.
Pascal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Jack's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Pascal vs Jack start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Pascal vs Jack?
Pascal vs Jack was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Pascal vs Jack?
Jean Pascal was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Badou Jack made his way into the ring at 9/25 (-280) with oddsmakers.